+ Reply to Thread
Results 1 to 11 of 11
  1. #1
    Splas is offline Registered User
    Join Date
    Apr 2004
    Location
    North Carolina
    Posts
    129

    Doctorate in Edcational/Instructional Technology

    Long time reader, but I have not posted in awhile. To make a long story as short as possible, I received my MS in Instructional Technology from ECU online with many thanks to this board for making me more comfortable with online learning. I graduated about 4 years ago and loved the program. Dr. Abbie Brown at ECU is as good as it gets. He was recently named the university teacher of the year in NC (the first ever exclusively online teacher to receive the award). After I earned my degree, I was hired as an instructional designer for a community college. I love my job.

    I have worked 4 years as an instructional designer in a college setting. Now, I want to pursue a doctorate degree to better my understanding of the field and receive a terminal degree in my field.

    I applied to Boise State 's Ed.D. in Educational Technology program, but did not make it in the program. It seems to be very competitive (30%ish percent acceptance rate). I made it to the interview process, but was not accepted.

    My question is, what advice would you give me regarding my next step? Re-apply to Boise State next year? I am also looking at Wyoming's Instructional Technology Ed.D. even though their tuition is going up substantially. Any advice would be greatly appreciated, thanks.
    MS - East Carolina University
    BA - St. Andrews Presbyterian College
    AAS - Sandhills Community College

  2. #2
    SteveFoerster is offline Resident Gadfly
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Location
    Northern Virginia & Dominica, West Indies
    Posts
    10,858
    Old Dominion University in neighboring Virginia has a PhD in Instructional Design and Technology one can do online. Maybe that would work for you?
    BS, Info Sys concentration, Charter Oak State College
    MA in Educational Tech, George Washington University
    PhD in Leadership, U. of the Cumberlands (in progress)
    More at http://stevefoerster.com

  3. #3
    Splas is offline Registered User
    Join Date
    Apr 2004
    Location
    North Carolina
    Posts
    129
    Quote Originally Posted by SteveFoerster View Post
    Old Dominion University in neighboring Virginia has a PhD in Instructional Design and Technology one can do online. Maybe that would work for you?
    Yes, I have looked at that program, thank you. I asked a few people in the field about it, and they just gave me short, politically correct, answers. That made me a little nervous about it. I heard positive things regarding Indiana (Ed.D. Instructional Systems Technology) , Boise State (EdD Educational Technology) and The University of Wyoming (EdD Instructional Technology).

    I also looked at:

    Regent EdD in Distance Learning
    They only have one faculty member in the field though, which I thought was strange. It is Dr. Baker (the author of a famous Christian focused DL book Dr. Baker 's Guide). It's really expensive, $800+ per credit.

    New Jersey City University EdD Educational Technology Leadership but it is $18,000 per year , that's $54,000.

    So there is some my research that might help someone else. As for my original question, I should lean it more towards advice finding a good fit and how to convey that in the interview process. I felt I was a strong candidate for Boise State , but my interview obviously did not convince them of that.
    MS - East Carolina University
    BA - St. Andrews Presbyterian College
    AAS - Sandhills Community College

  4. #4
    mattbrent is offline Registered User
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    Lottsburg, Virginia
    Posts
    1,602
    Quote Originally Posted by Splas View Post
    Yes, I have looked at that program, thank you. I asked a few people in the field about it, and they just gave me short, politically correct, answers. That made me a little nervous about it.
    Really? ODU's a great school. I can't imagine why they'd make those comments...

    -Matt
    BA in History - Christopher Newport University, May 2004
    MSEd (Curriculum, Instruction & Assessment) - Walden University, February 2008
    MAIS (History & Political Science) - WNMU, May 2011
    PhD in Leadership - The University of the Cumberlands, May 2017
    http://www.mattbrent.net

  5. #5
    SteveFoerster is offline Resident Gadfly
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Location
    Northern Virginia & Dominica, West Indies
    Posts
    10,858
    Quote Originally Posted by Splas View Post
    Yes, I have looked at that program, thank you. I asked a few people in the field about it, and they just gave me short, politically correct, answers. That made me a little nervous about it.
    That surprises me. I've worked in higher education in Virginia and never heard a bad thing about ODU. And they've done distance learning for a long time, their use of distance learning goes back to the mid '80s, when they started offering televised lectures at off site locations across Virginia. U.S. News, for whatever they're worth, ranks ODU's graduate school of education as 70th in the country.

    I suppose it would have been helpful if the people you talked to actually said what they meant, whether it was that they didn't like the school for some reason or was some other thing.
    BS, Info Sys concentration, Charter Oak State College
    MA in Educational Tech, George Washington University
    PhD in Leadership, U. of the Cumberlands (in progress)
    More at http://stevefoerster.com

  6. #6
    Splas is offline Registered User
    Join Date
    Apr 2004
    Location
    North Carolina
    Posts
    129
    Quote Originally Posted by mattbrent View Post
    Really? ODU's a great school. I can't imagine why they'd make those comments...

    -Matt
    I was surprised as well, but I didn't push the issue. At that time, I also looked through a collection of published dissertations compiled by a well known group in Instructional Design /Technology and none of ODU's student's work was listed. Almost every school I knew of that offered a program in the filed was, but they were not. I thought that was strange as well. I had almost forgotten about the program until this post.

    I am in an instructional technology group, and I know of someone who was in the program at one point. I will see if I can get in touch with him. I will post his thoughts on the program if I am able to get in touch.
    MS - East Carolina University
    BA - St. Andrews Presbyterian College
    AAS - Sandhills Community College

  7. #7
    Ted Heiks is offline Moderator and Distinguished Senior Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    Location
    Ottawa County, Ohio
    Posts
    13,306
    You might want to look up the EdD Sticky if you're looking for more options.
    Theo the Educated Derelict
    BA, History/Political Science, Western State College of Colorado, 1984
    MBA, Entrepreneurship, City University of Seattle, 1992
    MBA, Marketing, City University of Seattle, 1993

    Politics is made from two words: "poly" meaning "many" and "ticks" meaning "blood-sucking insects."

  8. Advertisement

  9. #8
    Delta is offline Registered User
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Posts
    1,115
    Liberty University offers an Ed.D. online at $520 a credit.
    Doctor of Education | Liberty University Online

    What a deal!
    "Military $250 discount applies to all Associates, Bachelors, and Masters level programs, as well as the Doctorate of Education . Eligibility for Military discounts" http://www.liberty.edu/online/military-benefits/
    Last edited by Delta; 05-17-2014 at 06:16 AM.

  10. #9
    Anthony Pina is offline Registered User
    Join Date
    Oct 2001
    Location
    Kentucky, USA
    Posts
    2,963
    I've been in the field of instructional technology for over 25 years and know many of the faculty in the programs that you have mentioned. Indiana U. consistently ranks toward the top in reputation in the field. Boise State and University of Wyoming have very well-regarded faculty who are leaders in the field. Kay Persichitte (Wyoming) is President-Elect of AECT (the leading professional association for instructional design & technology in higher ed). Gary Morrison (Old Dominion) is Editor of Journal of Computing in Higher Education . Liberty , Regent and New Jersey city are all fine schools, but if you want to have access to faculty who are well known in the field (great for both knowledge and networking ), I would stick with the other options.
    Anthony Pińa, Ed.D.
    Associate Provost

  11. #10
    sawan20 is offline Registered User
    Join Date
    May 2014
    Posts
    6
    Quote Originally Posted by mattbrent View Post
    Really? ODU's a great school. I can't imagine why they'd make those comments...

    -Matt
    Yes, it is wonderful school and its study is also better then others.

  12. #11
    Splas is offline Registered User
    Join Date
    Apr 2004
    Location
    North Carolina
    Posts
    129
    Quote Originally Posted by Anthony Pina View Post
    Indiana U. consistently ranks toward the top in reputation in the field. Boise State and University of Wyoming have very well-regarded faculty who are leaders in the field. Kay Persichitte (Wyoming) is President-Elect of AECT (the leading professional association for instructional design & technology in higher ed).
    Priceless information, thank you. I am a member of AECT. I like that they are a affiliated with them. It's a shame Wyoming hiked their tuition so much, so quickly.

    I messaged the student in the ODU program. He is in his third year. He said he has enjoyed it and recommended it.
    MS - East Carolina University
    BA - St. Andrews Presbyterian College
    AAS - Sandhills Community College

Similar Threads

  1. Masters of Science in Instructional Technology help
    By bpreachers in forum IT and Computer-Related Degrees
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 04-13-2013, 03:27 PM
  2. VA Tech Instructional Technology Master
    By Go_Fishy in forum General Distance Learning Discussions
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 06-28-2010, 03:42 AM
  3. ECU MS in Instructional Technology
    By Splas in forum General Distance Learning Discussions
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 12-05-2009, 05:27 PM
  4. Masters in Educational/Instructional Technology..?
    By LS650 in forum General Distance Learning Discussions
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: 05-07-2006, 03:28 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts




1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72 73 74 75 76 77 78 79 80 81 82 83 84 85 86 87 88 89 90 91 92 93 94 95 96 97 98 99 100 101 102 103 104 105 106 107 108 109 110 111 112 113 114 115 116 117 118 119 120 121 122 123 124 125 126 127 128 129 130 131 132 133 134 135 136 137 138 139 140 141 142 143 144 145 146 147 148 149 150 151 152 153 154 155 156 157 158 159 160 161 162 163 164 165 166 167 168 169 170 171 172 173 174 175 176 177 178 179 180 181 182 183 184 185 186 187 188 189 190 191 192 193 194 195 196 197