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LDT Virtual Open House

    January 25, 2017



Good afternoon; it's the opening of the Spring semester ... and a great opportunity to share information about our next Virtual Open House!

Mark your calendars for an event I've scheduled for Wednesday, January 25, 2017 @ 5:00 pm/Pacific. Here's the Zoom link you'll use to access the session:

I'll be joined by at least one LDT alum ... who will speak to the career opportunities afforded by the LDT program!
As a "teaser" -- please take some time to listen recordings of panels presented by program grads at our Fall Symposium!
Sean Hauze and Scott McAvoy
Devan Probert, Alicia Holdner Campen, and Joe Young

And here are key program highlights of which you should be aware.
All our courses are offered online and are synchronously delivered; we do indeed follow the traditional semester schedule. Our learning management system is Blackboard; the tool by which we meet online is Zoom. Because we're entirety virtual, we can easily accommodate students who live anywhere in California. California residents, of course, pay in-state or residential rate tuition. I do expect the CSU system to institute a small tuition increase in Fall 2017 (probably around 2%); to see what tuition costs are for 2016/17 please see: (and select Spring 2017).

Currently, San Diego State offers only one admission cycle per year -- Fall. Registration opened on October 1; the cycle closes on March 1, 2017.

Admission to the Instructional Design Certificate and Master's degree programs is a two-step process: the CSU system-wide application (CSU Mentor) and then the program-specific application (Decision Desk); both CSU Mentor and Decision Desk are online apps. For additional details, please see:

The Instructional Technology Certificate (15 units, all courses @ the 500-level) does not require admission to SDSU or our program. It is most appropriate for prospective students who do not already hold a bachelor's degree or who wish to simply build performance technology skills to improve marketability. Nine (9) of the 15 units can count toward the Master's degree if one wishes to head in that direction.

Here is what sets Learning Design & Technology apart from other performance technology-oriented programs:

  • a focus on experiential learning. All our classes are project-based.
  • an integration with the community. All courses features assignments and projects brought to us by community members.
  • active alumni involvement. We stay connect with our grads!
  • an emphasis on today's trends: social media, mobile delivery, and so much more.

I look forward to chatting with you!


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