Technology Options

Acceptable technology options are determined by the student’s supervisor and home department. Students are also welcome to search out courses external to the Faculty of Education or University of Alberta and then consult with their supervisor and home department regarding acceptability for options. Courses are offered at a variety of times and not necessarily every year so students should consult with the calendar regarding course schedules.

Example Technology Options in the Faculty of Education

  • EDCT 500 - Robotics in Education
  • EDEL 501 - Internet and Children's Learning
  • EDEL 515 - Developing Writing Abilities    
  • EDES 543 - Multiliteracies (online)
  • EDES 544 - Exploration of Web 2.0 (online)   
  • EDES 542 - Inquiry-based Instruction (online)
  • EDES 545 - Information Technologies for Learning
  • EDSE 508 - Media and Popular Culture in Curriculum
  • EDSE 577 - Pedagogy of Technology: Teachers and Students as Cyborgs
  • EDSE 578 - Digital Technologies Integrated into the Curriculum
  • EDSE 579 - Integrating Technology into the Classroom: A Research Project
  • EDPY 510 - Learning, Cognition and Education
  • EDPY 524 - Psychology of Technology-Based Learning (online)
  • EDPY 637 - Assistive Technology
  • EDPY 597 - Interactive Multimedia Video Gaming for Teaching and Learning
  • LIS 533 - Database Design for Information Management
  • LIS 534 - Information Architecture: Web Design for Usability
  • LIS 536 - Digital Libraries
  • LIS 538 - Digital Reference and Information Retrieval
  • LIS 507 - Introduction to Knowledge Management
  • LIS 598 - Special Topics (dependent on technology focus, for example, "Emerging Technologies")
Example Technology Options Offered External to the Faculty of Education
  • ANTHR 585 - Topics in Social/Cultural Anthropology (dependent on technology focus, for example, "Digital Stories from Visual Anthropology")
  • HUCO 500 - Survey of Humanities Computing
  • HUCO 520 - Technical Concepts and Approaches in Humanities Computing
  • REHAB 510 - Assistive Technologies in Rehabilitation

Example Technology Options Offered External to the University of Alberta

  • Athabasca University: MDDE 601 - Introduction to Current Distance Education Technologies (online)
  • Athabasca University: MDDE 615 - Human Factors in Educational Technology (online)
  • University of Saskatchewan: ETAD 802.6 - Historical and Theoretical Foundations of Educational Technology (online)
  • University of Saskatchewan: ETAD 873.3 - Instructional Design (online)

For general information about the program, please contact:

Graduate Coordinator, M.Ed. Technology in Education Specialization

Dr. Mike Carbonaro
mike.carbonaro@ualberta.ca
780.492.2646

For more specific program information, please contact the individual departments:

Graduate Program Administrator, Elementary Education

Antonella Scaccia-DeWitt
elemgrad@ualberta.ca
780.492.2177

Graduate Program Administrator, Secondary Education

Ms. Anita Theroux
edsegrad@ualberta.ca
780.492.2688

Graduate Program Administrator, Educational Psychology

Graduate Student Services Administrator 
edpygrad@ualberta.ca
780.492.1149