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.
ED 655 (Elective)
ED 653 (Elective)
Web 2.0 Fundamentals
ED 431 (Required course)
ED 432 (Required course)
Introduction to Applied Social Science Research
ED 601 (Required course)
Current Issues in Educational Technology
ED 650 (Required course)
ED 677 (Elective)
ED 654 (Elective)
Brain, Mind, & Education
EDFN 654 (Elective, through UAA)
Language, Literacy, & Learning
ED 620 (Cross-cultural requirement)
In addition to the above listed courses, I will complete comprehensive exam in March 2018 to complete my degree requirements.