Jeff M. Allen, Professor; Ph.D., Pennsylvania State University. Technology planning; organizational development; systems theory; integration of career-academic education; team assessment; evaluation.
Demetria Ennis-Cole, Associate Professor; Ph.D., Kansas State University. Computer education instruction and administration; systems development; neural networks; the Internet; human development.
Greg Jones Associate Professor; Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin. Emerging technologies.
Lin Lin, Assistant Professor; Ed.D., Columbia University. Intersections of new media and technologies, information science, cognition, psychology and education; online teaching and learning; teacher professional development; youth development through new media and technologies; instructional and multimedia designs.
Kim Nimon, Assistant Professor; Ph.D., University of North Texas. Workplace spirituality; measurement and evaluation of employee attitudes.
Cathleen Norris, Regents Professor; Ph.D., University of North Texas. Computer-based education; human factors; teacher productivity.
James L. Poirot, Regents Professor and Executive Director of the Texas Center for Educational Technology; Ph.D., Texas Tech University. Computer-based education; artificial intelligence; computer-assisted instruction.
Scott Warren, Associate Professor; Ph.D., Indiana University. The use of existing and emerging technologies to improve student literacy, motivation to learn, achievement and positive experiences with school; studying the use of technologies and instances where these intersect more traditional, nondigital curricular materials.
Jerry L. Wircenski, Regents Professor; Ph.D., Ohio State University. Special populations; interactive instruction; delivery strategies; courseware development; evaluation.
Michelle Wircensk, Professor; Ed.D., University of Buffalo. Special populations; teaching/learning styles; diversity.
Discovery Park, Room G150
The Department of Learning Technologies at the University of North Texas creates an atmosphere for the intellectual exchange of ideas and research related to applied technology and performance improvement. We’ve designed the program to reflect the multidisciplinary nature of the field.
You can pursue either a Master of Science or a Master of Education degree in Applied Technology and Performance Improvement. The M.S. degree is intended for professionals seeking careers in training and development. The M.Ed. degree is for those pursuing careers in career and technical education and those seeking certification in trade and industrial education, health education or marketing education. All courses are offered entirely online, allowing you to better balance work, personal and academic obligations.
While working toward your degree, you can simultaneously earn certification in basic corporate training and advanced corporate training. This could give you an advantage over other job seekers.
Career fields in applied technology and performance improvement are rapidly expanding because of restructuring within the private and public sectors requiring the current workforce to develop new skills. Graduates play key roles in educational and business settings as:
The College of Information is located at Discovery Park, a 300-acre research facility four miles north of the main campus. Our programs have been nationally recognized by U.S. News and World Report, which ranks our college among the top 20 in the nation.
Several laboratories and research centers provide the resources and facilities you need for in-depth study of information and technology. These centers have successfully obtained a number of research grants.
3D Learning Environment Research Lab
Examines how 3D environments impact learning and how such technology can be deployed into educational settings to engage and/or immerse the student in learning situations.
Design+Research Initiative Lab
Creates digital designs for learning that are systematically studied for their effectiveness in capturing students’ imaginations and improving learning in various settings.
Educational Computing Research and Development Lab
Serves doctoral students and faculty members in educational computing, instructional technology and technology-based learning systems.
Information for Research and Analysis lab
Allows students and faculty members to share research experiences and can be a consulting resource for the community. They can use advanced statistical software for their research methodology and analysis.
Institute for the Integration of Technology into Teaching and Learning
Conducts research and implements best practices in teaching and learning with technology. Its instruments and online data collection systems have gathered data from thousands of educators in recent years.
Intelligent Information Access Lab
Focuses on cross-language information access, multimedia retrieval, information filtering, social network analysis and user interaction issues. It also helps solve problems related to digital libraries, knowledge management, biomedical informatics, education and information seeking behavior.
Technology and Applied Research in Autism Lab
Supports individuals with autism spectrum disorders through technology and academic tools.
Texas Center for Digital Knowledge
Brings scholars from multiple disciplines together to investigate and consult on technology practices that enhance organizational and workplace effectiveness.
Texas Center for Educational Technology
Facilitates and conducts research; develops and evaluates collaborations among industry, education and educational communities; and serves as a focal point where instructional technology can be created and adapted for integration into the educational programs.
Visual Thinking Lab
Explores the ways humans interact at the moment of image and meaning.
You must meet the requirements for the Toulouse Graduate School as well as the following program requirements:
Admission to the program is based on a holistic review of your qualifications. Because of our program’s competitive nature, achieving a particular score on generalized tests does not guarantee admission. You may be allowed to enroll for one semester without GRE scores.
International students whose native language is not English may substitute completion of our Graduate Preparation Course for their GRE verbal scores.
We offer several financial awards to help pay for your graduate education. These include competitive scholarships, grants, and teaching and research assistantships. Visit gradschool.unt.edu for more information on these opportunities. Information about other financial assistance programs is available at financialaid.unt.edu.