The mission of Georgetown’s Program in Learning, Design, and Technology (LDT) is to give our students a deep foundation in the tools and theory of learning design, technology innovation, learning analytics, and higher education leadership, a foundation on which they can create engaging and innovative learning experiences for all students.
The landscape of higher education is complex and continually changing, posing challenges to what it means to be an effective teacher and successful student learner. The program was built from the ground up to give students a broad conceptual foundation in the theories of learning and teaching coupled with real world experience in faculty development, educational technology, and instructional design.
The program is stewarded by Georgetown’s Center for New Designs in Learning and Scholarship (CNDLS), and has the distinction of being the first degree program in Learning and Design to have started in a Center for Teaching Excellence and Technology Innovation. Through design projects and mentorships, students will learn from the Center’s 18 years of experience working with faculty, departments, and students to respond to the challenges facing higher education and student success.
LDT offers focused
program tracks in
- Learning Design
- Technology Innovation
- Learning Analytics
- Higher Ed Leadership
Values that inform
- Inclusion and Equity
- Cultural Competency
Learn more about our mission and what makes LDT unique, from program director, Eddie Maloney.
“Students will engage in innovative opportunities that marry theory with experience, and develop a rich portfolio of real-world work, which can serve as a strong foundation on which they can build careers.”
World Class Faculty and Practitioners
Students in the LDT program can expect to be taught by some of the world’s most renowned thought leaders and practitioners in learning and design.
They are researchers and practitioners in a variety of disciplines and have been recognized for contributions in areas such as the scholarship of teaching and learning, faculty development, curriculum design, cognitive processes, instructional design, technology-enhanced learning, learning analytics, and online learning.
“What excites me about this program is that it puts together several really key dimensions that are necessary to reimagine higher education.”
Careers for the Future of Higher Education
Due to higher education’s changing landscape, there is an increasing demand for innovative professionals, who can challenge long-standing teaching practices and transform education into experiences that motivate life-long success in learning.
Take a look at what our LDT students have been up to both inside and outside of the program! We’re thrilled to recognize them for their achievements, as well as their commitment to improving teaching and learning across all educational settings.
LDT in the News
We’re thrilled to share with you articles written by LDT students and faculty. This week, you can check-out a recent Inside Higher Ed article by Eddie Maloney (LDT Founding Director) and Joshua Kim titledÂ Threshold Concepts in Learning Innovation.
Why Apply to LDT?
With Georgetown’s long history of innovation in teaching and learning, the MA in Learning, Design, and Technology is uniquely poised to prepare the next generation of leaders in higher education, innovation, and design.
As a student, you will have the opportunity to
- Learn from an interdisciplinary curriculum, from which you will gain and apply critical tools in learning design, technology innovation, learning analytics, and higher education leadership
- Be part of a design program infused with Georgetown University’s core values that give care and attention to all aspects of a student’s life, and a commitment to social justice and doing good in the world
- Collaborate with and gain insight from experienced staff at the Center for New Designs in Learning and Scholarship (CNDLS)
- Learn from renowned faculty from a variety of disciplines, offering unique perspectives and experiences
- Experiment with new ideas in our Design Studio and develop your own applied innovation project in an area of your interest
- Develop a digital portfolio that represents the breadth and complexity of your experience to showcase to future employers as you pursue a career in the field
- Be part of a new and unique program built on 18 years of experience working to develop academic innovation across Georgetown’s campus