Graduate School of Education - George Mason University

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School of Recreation, Health, and Tourism - George Mason University

The School of Recreation, Health, and Tourism (SRHT) offers exciting, career-ready majors in dynamic fields such as athletic training, tourism and events management, health and physical education, kinesiology, sport management, and recreation management. SRHT features renowned faculty, cutting-edge research, six laboratories and centers, and a diverse student body of more than 1,000 undergraduate and graduate students each year. Each major requires one or more internship or clinical experiences, ensuring that students graduate not just with a transcript but with a resume that demonstrates their professional aptitude and skills.

Learning Technologies Design Research (LTDR)

This PhD specialization supports the in depth study of design-based research methods that address cross disciplinary design, development, and research in such areas as innovation and creativity in the design of learning technologies, design and assessment of K-12 technology solutions and technology teacher education, technology solutions to support those with disabilities, and emerging technologies and practices.

The Division of Learning Technologies in the College of Education and Human Development is proud to announce a new PhD specialization, Learning Technologies Design Research. The doctoral specialization in Learning Technologies Design Research is the first of its kind with an innovative approach that engages doctoral students in real world, integrated design and research. 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.