The capstone project is a requirement of all candidates for the Digital Media Design for Learning (DMDL) MA. Students develop the thesis in the course EDCT-GE 2095, Research in Educational Communication and Technology.
The capstone is a culminating project for which graduating students are expected to integrate and apply what they have learned through previous academic work and field experiences, with faculty supervision. These projects may be "new," relative to work done in previous courses; or they may be projects started in a previous course that become significantly expanded and enhanced for the thesis.
Thesis students meet in class as a group weekly, reporting on the progress of their projects, discussing their research, and screening prototype media for peer and faculty critique and suggestions. At the conclusion of the semester, students present their thesis projects to the DMDL community at the Master of Arts Colloquium.