In 2012, I began taking classes that are part of the University of Alaska Fairbanks’ Master of Education in Online Innovation and Design program (see 2012-2013 catalog description of program). When I started, I wasn’t sure whether I just wanted to take a couple classes to bolster my experience and resume or if I wanted to pursue a second master’s. Before completing my second class, I knew I wanted in to the program. I was formally admitted in Summer 2013. As stated on its website, this program “equips graduates to create and facilitate meaningful learning experiences for the online environment.” I took one class per semester over the years with a couple breaks to accommodate life and will be graduating in May 2018.

You may explore the courses I have taken so far, including syllabi and assignments completed, using the following links.

Online Pedagogy
ED 655 (Elective)
Fall 2012

Instructional Design
ED 653 (Elective)
Spring 2013

Web 2.0 Fundamentals
ED 431 (Required course)
Summer 2013

Media Design
ED 432 (Required course)
Fall 2013

Introduction to Applied Social Science Research
ED 601 (Required course)
Spring 2014

Current Issues in Educational Technology
ED 650 (Required course)
Fall 2014

Digital Storytelling
ED 677 (Elective)
Spring 2016

Digital Citizenship
ED 654 (Elective)
Summer 2016

Brain, Mind, & Education
EDFN 654 (Elective, through UAA)
Summer 2017

Language, Literacy, & Learning
ED 620 (Cross-cultural requirement)
Spring 2018

In addition to the above listed courses, I will complete  comprehensive exam in March 2018 to complete my degree requirements.

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