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The Reason Why You Should Pursue a Master’s in Education Technology

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We spoke to Enrico Gandolfi from Kent State University to tell us about the benefits of an advanced degree in education technology. 


Enrico Gandolfi

Assistant professor and Program Coordinator in the Educational Technology program, Kent State University with the Research Center for Educational Technology

How does earning a master’s degree in education technology benefit both educators and students? 

Our master’s in educational technology is appropriate for anyone who is passionate about best practices for improving learning, teaching, and effective technology integration in educational and training settings

What area of education (e.g., math, science, English) is this kind of degree most applicable to? 

The field of educational technology is content-independent and therefore applicable to any area of education. Our program focuses on effective technology integration in various contexts, including online and blended education, immersive learning technologies, computer science, public health, nursing education, and workforce training. 

What other career opportunities does a master’s in education technology open up? 

Our graduates work in schools, community colleges, universities, the military, private companies, workforce training, and government agencies as teachers, technology coordinators, instructional designers, technology curriculum experts, online and blended specialists, educational technologists, multimedia and game developers, health technology consultants, and training specialists.

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