Programs in Educational Communication and Technology

Department of Administration, Leadership and Technology

The graduate programs in educational technology at NYU connect cutting-edge research from the cognitive and learning sciences with practice in designing digital learning tools for varied contexts—K–12 schools, universities, workplaces, museums, nonprofits, and international development. Our programs are unique in their focus across broad learning contexts and in the linkage between design and research (including our studio-based learning approach). 

Our Master's in Digital Media Design for Learning and Advanced Certificate in Digital Media Design for Learning (formerly Educational Communication and Technology) prepare students to create, use, and evaluate media and technology for learning, from software and websites, to games, video and mobile phone applications. The Master's in Games for Learning prepares students to create, use and evaluate serious games for learning and social change. The Ph.D. in Educational Communication and Technology prepares world-class scholars to theorize and study the relationship between design, media, technology, and learning in a variety of paradigms: from social science, to design, to humanistic and cultural studies.

In addition to exploring our programs, requirements, courses, news, and events, please check our FAQ page for lots of useful information. Download the Information for Applicants brochure for more about our programs, requirements, and courses.


News and Announcements

  • [ECT Colloquium Series] W. Russell Neuman
    Tuesday, October 21, 2014, 3:30pm-5:00pm Town Hall * MAGNET (Media And Games Network) 2 Metrotech Center, 8th FloorBrooklyn NY 11201 Instructional Design in the Era of the MOOC A presentation sponsored by the Programs in Educational Communication and Technology at … (Read Story)
  • [MCC Lecture Series] Mimi Ito
    Geeking Out and Leveling Up: How Gamers, Fans, and Makers Learn Through Affinity Networks Hosted by the NYU Departments of Media, Culture, and Communication; Teaching & Learning; Steinhardt Office of Global Programs; and Programs in Educational Communication & Technology. Wednesday, … (Read Story)
  • [ECT Colloquium Series] Camillia Matuk
    Investigating tools for learning, collaboration, and design A presentation sponsored by the Programs in Educational Communication and Technology at MAGNET. This talk will explore the multifaceted role of technology in supporting cognition, collaboration, and design for learning. For more information, visit … (Read Story)
  • ECT: Past, Present, and Future
    May 18, 2013. NYU. This event is to honor the retirement of a faculty member and to celebrate the move of ECT to MAGNET, the Media And Games Network in Brooklyn. Attendance is by invitation only and we are currently … (Read Story)
  • Talk: Digital Heroes: Video Games and Identity Construction in Iranian Video Games, Vit Sisler
    March 29, 2013, 11am – 12:30pm CREATE Lab This lecture analyzes contemporary Iranian video games and explores the ways in which they communicate different concepts of identity. Video games are a form of mainstream media for Iranian youth, and have … (Read Story)
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