Welcome to the New Media and Global Education Program
Thank you for your interest in the online Masters Degree in Educational Media and Instructional Technology Specialist program: New Media and global Education.
Prospective students who are interested in the program, please take a moment to browse our website and familiarize yourself with our program.
The graduate program is a web-delivered program of study.
The graduate concentration in New Media and Global Education offers to students the opportunity to gain technical, aesthetic, and intellectual skills and perspectives needed to analyze and develop online environments utilizing the new digital networked media.
The program of study engages the learner in constructivist learning environments and global learning communities. Emphasis is placed upon cultural diversity and the analysis of new media environments from a global perspective. Particular emphasis is placed upon the analysis of new media in light of educational, cultural and social forces within a digital global network.
The program of study is international in scope, drawing upon scholars and students from Sweden, Germany, the Netherlands, Poland, and the United States. The language for the program is English.
* This gradute program does not lead to North Carolina Teacher Licensure.
The New Media and Global Education program concentrates on the structure, organization, and development of learning environments as an effect of the new networked digital media. Students in the online program will develop the foundation skills to digital media production, instructional design, evaluation, and course and program development for distribution over the Internet.
As a global online program, students will be working with scholars and students from different cultures, traditions, and histories. Our partner institutions include Saxion University, the Netherlands, and Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznañ, Poland.
The program seeks to develop creative professionals who:
- Have developed a conceptual and functional understanding of the emerging new media, the Internet and globalization as it relates to education,
- Have developed foundational production skills in the development of Internet resources and global education programs,
- Are skilled in the instructional design process,
- Are sensitive and aware of various cultural and pedagogical issues related to new media, the Internet, and education and training,
- Provide leadership in telecommunications and distance learning in education and training.
A baccalaureate from an accredited college or university.
Teachers, media specialist, trainers, community college faculty/staff, individuals interested in new media and the design and development of Internet based educational and training learning environments.
The program is organized around cohorts. Each cohort will house 10-15 students and usually begin in the fall of each year. Students will be able to take up to nine (9) hours of academic electives over the Internet delivered by other institutions (with permission of program advisor), and nationally and internationally recognized experts. Cohorts will begin when there are sufficient students. Students will be required to meet all graduate school requirements for admission.
For the most current tuition rates, please check with the Distance Education office or contact Peri David, Program Manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org or (828) 262-3113 or http://distance.appstate.edu/financial-information
The Master's program generally takes 3 years at 2 classes per semester or 6 - 8 semesters to complete.
All classes are delivered over the Internet. Students will need solid computer skills, Internet access, and an e-mail account.