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The Master of Arts in Learning, Design, and Technology 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, Design, and Technology to have started in a Center for Teaching Excellence and Technology Innovation.

Director’s Message

I am very excited to be able to introduce you to the Master’s in Learning, Design, and Technology (LDT). Our program was founded in response to challenges confronting teaching and learning in higher education. We are at an inflection point in higher education, a point at which we must sustain the core values and foundations of traditional college education, while also responding in an agile manner to disruptions caused by new technologies, curricular concerns, and rising costs. To help address higher education’s emerging challenges, the staff at Georgetown University’s center for teaching excellence–Center for New Designs in Learning and Scholarship (CNDLS)–designed and developed the LDT program, which builds on the Center’s 18 years of experience working with faculty and students on academic innovation.

The M.A. in Learning, Design, and Technology focuses on the intersecting fields of instructional design, educational technology, learning analytics and higher education leadership, taking an interdisciplinary approach that balances theory with applied innovation. Students in the program will gain a deep understanding of learning and design, while being immersed in a curriculum designed to serve as an incubator for new ideas about teaching, learning, and the future of higher education. In addition, students will participate in innovative opportunities that marry theory with experience through applied innovation projects and a Design Studio and Capstone. From these experiences, students will develop a rich portfolio of real-world work, which can serve as a strong foundation on which they can build careers in instructional and learning design, instructional technology, learning analytics, online program development, higher education leadership, and more.

In addition to our curriculum, students will benefit from our diverse set of core values, as well as our campus partnerships, which serve as helpful resources as students pursue innovations in teaching and learning. Georgetown University’s long history of innovation in teaching and learning, combined with a deep commitment to its core values, make it a unique place to educate the next generation of designers, developers, technologists, and transformative leaders who will drive learning forward in higher education.

I invite you to take this next step toward a career in design, innovation, and higher education, and welcome you to join our program!

With Regards,

Director Message Signature

Edward Maloney
Founding Director and Professor, Program in Learning, Design, and Technology
Executive Director, Center for New Designs in Learning and Scholarship

Eddie Maloney

A Long History of Innovation in Teaching and Learning

Learn more about the history and mission of LDT