As technology continues to change our world and how each of us lives and works, the field of education is confronted with countless challenges and opportunities. The Design, Informal, and Creative Education area focuses on the use of new technologies and media in the service of learning and human growth.
This program is designed to help students develop the abilities necessary to participate in scholarly inquiry and publication. Students work with an international community of scholars focused on educational communications and interactive educational technologies through research and theory building. Our goals are to educate scholars in the critical analysis of design, production, evaluation, and use of educational media messages in schools and society and to prepare them to lead efforts to improve educational communications and technology at national and international levels.