School of Education - George Mason University

Learning Technologies Design Research (LTDR)

The Division of Learning Technologies in the College of Education and Human Development is proud to announce the PhD specialization, Learning Technologies Design Research (LTDR).

This PhD specialization is the first of its kind with an innovative approach that engages doctoral students in real world, workplace-based integrated design and research. The LTDR PhD specialization supports the in depth study of design-based research methods that address cross disciplinary research and development (R&D) in the design of learning technologies that improve organizational performance, the design of K-12 technology solutions and technology teacher education, and the design of emerging technologies and practices such as mobile learning, virtual worlds, and augmented reality experiences.

As a doctoral student in LTDR, you will build your credibility as an expert in the field of learning technologies as well as consider an R&D approach investigating new directions in the field that can integrate with your current work responsibilities or advance your career in a different direction. Doctoral candidates complete a sequence of core courses as well as choosing from one of three secondary emphases: Instructional Design and Technology (IDT); Designing Digital Learning in Schools (DDLS); or Blended and Online Learning (BOLS).

Candidates will follow admissions and portfolio processes established for the general PhD in Education Program.

Learning Technologies Design Research doctoral student Maha Al-Freih presents at Conference on Higher Education on Increasing Learners' Retention and Persistence in MOOCs Design-Based Research Plan

Learning Technologies Design Research doctoral student Maha Al-Freih presents at Conference on Higher Education on Increasing Learners' Retention and Persistence in MOOCs Design-Based Research Plan.