The Technology area in CFTQI offers both MA and PhD degrees. This interdisciplinary educational technology program focuses on intersections of learning, technology, and culture in formal and informal education and in society at large. Some of the settings addressed in the program include K-12 environments, distance education, e-learning, online education, higher education, urban education, private and non-profit organizations, museums, and community-based organizations and programs. Students in the program are exposed to a variety of technologies and media including educational multimedia, computer-based instruction, pod/video casts, blogs and wikis, educational games, web-based instruction, video, and electronic portfolios.
Recent areas of focus studied by faculty and students include:
Educational technology, digital divides, and diverse populations
Implications of Web 2.0 technologies for education
Education and globalization
Online educational research
Education Policy and Technology
Visual Culture and Visual Media
Multiliteracies, learning, and technology
Games and Simulations
Technology, virtuality, and student identities
Students in this area integrate theoretical and practical studies of technologies and media through pedagogical, social, cultural, economic, historical and political inquiry and critique, in addition to the production of educational media and cultural artifacts.
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission