Educational Technology Minor

Become an E-Learning Designer

OVERVIEW

The minor in Educational Technology prepares students in K-12, higher education, corporate, and military settings to develop the skills and knowledge necessary for the digital learning environments and classrooms of tomorrow. Graduates of this program will have a much better understanding of the uses of technology and how they can be applied in face-to-face, hybrid, and fully online instructional/training settings.

“EdTech is poised to be the biggest
and most profitable tech sector.”
TECHCRUNCH, 2016


  • Degree Plan

    DEGREE PLAN

    To earn a minor in Educational Technology, select 18 Hours of which 6 hours must be advanced. Download the degree plan 

    • EDTC 3310 – Introduction to Educational Technology
    • EDTC 3320 – Instructional Design for the Corporate Trainer
    • EDTC 3321 – Computer/Web-based Training
    • EDTC 3323 – Designing Instructional Multimedia
    • EDTC 3325 – Computer Mediated Communication and Collaboration
    • EDTC 3327 – Personal Learning Networks for Professional Development and Informal Learning
    • EDTC 3332 – Instructional Technology Practicum

    “The Online learning industry
    is booming.”

    INC March 8, 2016

  • Digital Badges

    DIGITAL BADGES

    The Educational Technology program has adopted the use of digital badges for its undergraduate EdTech minor courses. Students who excel in specific skills through their academic coursework will become eligible to earn a digital badge in six high need workplace skills. The badges can be added to student’s e-portfolios, professional social media networking accounts (i.e., LinkedIn), and resumes. 

    Learn more here: Digital Badges

  • E-Portfolio

    E-PORTFOLIO

    Through your educational technology courses, you will be developing a series of projects that will be displayed to fellow students, instructors, and prospective employers through an electronic portfolio, or e-Portfolio. Your e-Portfolio will be created using a Blog. Your projects will be uploaded to a web server and made available to the world through your e-Portfolio. When you graduate, you will take this e-portfolio with you to share with colleagues and potential employers.

    Click on the following link for a step-by-step guide for setting up your e-Portfolio. This tutorial will show you step-by-step how to set up your e-portfolio using a WordPress blog interface.

    Portfolio Tutorial

  • Contact Information

    CONTACT INFORMATION

    For more information visit UTRGV.edu/EdTech or contact:

     Dr. Maria Elena Corbeil
    UTRGV Educational Technology