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Instructional Design and Technology

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As an instructional designer you will help individuals learn better and achieve success by creating and supporting accessible, dynamic learning environments that are personalized to how individuals retain information. 

Graduate students in the Instructional Design and Technology Program learn how to design, develop, and implement learning solutions for K-12 schools, higher education institutions, and in government or corporate settings with the goal of supporting and increasing individual success. Candidates take courses emphasizing learning theories, design principles, technology integration, multimedia design and development, as well as delivering instruction in online, in-person, and blended environments. 

  • Affordable and Practical - Idaho State University is one of the most affordable accredited universities in the country. All instructional design and technology students are invited to learn more about qualifying for in-state tuition!
  • Anywhere and at Anytime - The fully online, asynchronous program enrolls students nationwide and is tailored to the working professional.
  • Flexible and Accessible - Students can be enrolled part-time or full-time and can start in the fall, spring, or summer semesters.
  • Innovative and Experiential - Students will learn from national leaders in instructional design and technology with the chance to network and be involved with professional organizations in the field such as AECT or ISTE.
  • Presentation and Publication - Students will have the opportunity to publish and present their own research or participate with program faculty research on the regional, national, or international levels.

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Dr. John Curry, Instructional Design and Technology Associate Professor 

Instructional Design and Technology Student and Professor Honored with AECT Presidential Awards

The Association for Educational Communications and Technology (AECT) awarded Dr. John Curry, College of Education associate professor, and Rebeca Peacock, College of Education doctoral student, Presidential Awards for 2021.

AECT is an international organization that values diversity of thought, culture and people whose activities are directed toward improving learning. The Presidential Awards, according to AECT, “acknowledge the contributions and works to the organization and to the field at large.”

To learn more about AECT, Dr. Curry’s award, and the AECT convention, visit