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Why Study a Master’s Degree in Educational Informatics ?

Educational computing is an interdisciplinary field that includes information technology, education, psychology and mathematics. 

Students interested in this field generally need to enroll in general computer programs; very few programs focus specifically on educational informatics.

Bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees are available in computer science. In some cases, undergraduate students may choose a relevant major or select certain electives that focus on educational computing. Graduate students in computer science can tailor their research projects to their own education-related interests.

Students in graduate computer programs learn an interdisciplinary approach to data collection and analysis. They are able to implement systems to facilitate communication, enable a faster flow of information among colleagues, and analyze data.

The master’s program in some schools is structured for the information technology generalist, who uses various aspects of information theory in the development and administration of systems. Applicants for two-year master’s programmes in computer science must have a bachelor’s degree. While not required, it is preferred that this degree be in communication, computer science, information management or business.

Most graduate schools require applicants to submit a statement of purpose, general test scores on the Graduate Record Exam (GRE), letters of recommendation, and official undergraduate transcripts

The educational computing focus area is for you if you are interested in studying how information can be used to inform our learning and educational knowledge. You will develop the understanding and skills needed to become leaders in applying information to address the needs of both formal and informal learners.

These programmes prepare you to organise, analyse and disseminate information to facilitate educational and organisational objectives and how to improve people’s use of information.

Why the Educational Informatics Focus Area ?

This focus area is unique because it integrates the expertise of our Learning and Instruction Department as well as our Information Science Department.

As a student in this focus area, you:

  • Discover how to improve the way people use information.
  • You will learn how to organize, analyze and disseminate information to facilitate educational and organizational objectives.
  • You will study the pedagogy of the use of information.
  • In addition, you can work with your academic advisors to create an individualized study program within this focus area, based on your specific interests and needs.
  • Career Opportunities.

Optional focus areas include:

  • Faculty and researchers in Education, Library Science and Documentation, and other fields related to the Learning Sciences.
  • District coaches and administrators in K-12 schools
  • Informal education designers and instructors.
  • Policy makers and analysts in government and non-government agencies.
  • Educational technology developers.
  • Institutional evaluation specialists.

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