Educational Technology & Learning Design PhD

PROGRAM CURRICULUM

Program Format:

Students also participate in non-credit potluck gatherings, held approximately once per semester.

This program is designed to offer flexibility for students by holding most classes in the late afternoon/evenings. Classes tend to be held on our Burnaby campus.

Students complete:

Students must satisfy the prerequisites for:

either prior to admittance to the program or during the program.

  • Next Start Term: Fall 2020
  • Applications Open: November 1, 2019
  • Applications Close: January 31, 2020
  • Tuition 2019/20*: $1908.76/term
    *Subject to estimated 2% fee increase each September.

Contacts

EDUC 863-3
Quantitative Methods in Educational Research

Quantitative Methods in Educational Research

EDUC 863

Focus on critical analysis of quantitative research in education. Research studies examined will be based on exploratory and confirmatory data analysis, including group comparisons and correlations. Students will use calculators and computers for data analysis and display. Prerequisite: EDUC 810 or 864.

EDUC 866-5
Qualitative Methods in Educational Research

Qualitative Methods in Educational Research

EDUC 866

This course introduces students to qualitative research in education and examines topics such as identifying problems, using conceptual frameworks, coding, data analysis, drawing interpretations, and constructing arguments.

EDUC 931-4
Doctoral Seminar in Educational Technology and Learning Design I

Doctoral Seminar I in Educational Technology and Learning Design

EDUC 931

A doctoral-level survey of major scholars, theories and technological contributions shaping the field of educational technology and learning design. This offering focuses on understanding and differentiating several traditions of research development that have shaped and continue to shape the field.

EDUC 932-4
Doctoral Seminar in Educational Technology and Learning Design II

Doctoral Seminar II in Educational Technology and Learning Design

EDUC 932

A doctoral-level survey of major scholars, theories and technological contributions shaping the field of educational technology and learning design. This offering focuses on the interdependence of perspectives on knowing, learning, teaching and design, and the use of technology to support these processes. Prerequisite: Admission to ETLD program.

One of two:

EDUC 867-5   
Advanced Qualitative Research in Education

Advanced Qualitative Research in Education

EDUC 867

Students will study in depth various qualitative methodological approaches to educational research, will develop competence to contribute significantly to knowledge in their particular field of study, and will engage in intensive practice of various methodological approaches to qualitative research introduced in EDUC 866. Prerequisite: EDUC 866.

EDUC 975-4
Advanced Quantitative Methods in Educational Research

Advanced Quantitative Methods in Educational Research

EDUC 975

Methods for analyzing multivariate data in educational research, meta-analytic methods, and applications and frailties of advanced quantitative analysis. Illustrations from educational research are used throughout. Students with credit for EDUC 865 may not take this course for further credit. Prerequisite: EDUC 863 and 864 or permission of instructor.

And:

EDUC 983-5
Doctoral Comprehensive Examination

Doctoral Comprehensive Examination

EDUC 983

The examination is graded on a satisfactory/unsatisfactory basis.

Normally, the comprehensive examination is completed in the term in which course requirements are completed, or the term immediately following.

EDUC 899-15*  
Doctoral Thesis

A major part of this program is original research. A thesis describing this is submitted and defended. Normally, before the fourth course a thesis research plan is presented to the supervisory committee. Upon entry to the program, every term students enroll in EDUC 899-15 Doctoral Thesis.

*Effective January 1, 2018, the unit value of EDUC 899 increased to 15 units from 10 units.

ELECTIVE

The requirement for students to complete an elective course in the ETLD PhD program has been removed effective summer 2015. Students in the program have the option of completing their program under the new calendar changes.

Policy for Course Challenge

Course challenges are considered on a course by course basis. If you have taken a course at SFU or at another university that you believe fulfills the requirement of one of the core courses in your program or the required elective(s), follow this process:

  • Meet with your supervisor; she/he will coordinate this process.
  • Provide your supervisor with the course outline(s)/syllabus and, if possible, a copy of the table of contents annotated to identify what your course covered and/or a list of readings assigned in the course(s) you took that you believe fulfills requirements of the course(s) you are challenging.
  • Your supervisor will forward this information to the instructor(s) of the courses you are challenging. The instructor(s) will consult with your supervisor to determine the merit of your challenge.
  • If your challenge is supported, your supervisor will provide to the appropriate ETLD program coordinator and the Director of Graduate Programs a brief written rationale and copies of material you submitted.
  • The Director of Graduate Programs must approve the course challenge(s). If approved, the materials you submitted and the instructor’s written rationale will be added to your student file.

PhD EDUC Course Offerings Fall 2019 - Summer 2020 (revised May 2019)

Course Offering

Note: Course offerings subject to change.  Current scheduling information available at go.sfu.ca or contact us at educdoc@sfu.ca.  Consult your protem/supervisor prior to enrolling in courses outside your program.

 

Additional information can be found on our Frequently Asked Questions page as well as in the Student Calendar.