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As society continues to struggle with a pandemic, many people have found themselves thrust into teaching, learning, working, and creating through virtual tools and platforms – many for the first time. Within this cultural shift, a new online master’s program at UNC Greensboro is positioned to be a leader in designing and implementing tools and experiences for an increasingly online world.
The new online MEd in Instructional Technology program launched this fall with its inaugural cohort of 13 graduate students. Led by Dr. Anthony Chow from the Department of Library and Information Science, the program will prepare teachers, instructors, and trainers to design, deliver, and assess top-quality learning and development across industries including academia, government, military, nonprofits, and the private sector.
And the new program has hit the virtual ground running. Under the mentorship of Chow, 5 of the graduate students volunteered to lead usability testing with UNCG faculty, staff, and students for the new UNC Greensboro website design that is underway this year. And that project happened in the first week of class. The students documented user interaction with web page architecture and noted how long it took users to perform certain tasks, and noted issues users had with navigation. These …
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