Digital Learning and Teaching (DL&T)

DLT logoWelcome to the Web site for Digital Learning & Teaching (DL&T) at North Carolina State University (formerly Instructional Technology). DL&T serves graduate students interested in leading digital learning programs in schools, educational agencies, and industry; designing digital learning environments and experiences; and researching and evaluating digital initiatives to help solve contemporary educational problems.

Programs: Digital Learning & Teaching (DL&T) offers the following programs:
  • online non-degree studies: previously licensed teachers who take six courses (18 credit hours) from the leadership and design strands of our digital learning curriculum are eligible for the 079 endorsement in computer education, which is generally sufficient to serve in technology coordination/facilitation roles in K-12 schools; other interested students who would like to take a few courses before applying to a master's or doctoral degree program can also start out in non-degree studies and transfer up to 12 non-degree credit hours into degree programs
  • online master's degree programs (30 credit hour M.Ed., 36 credit hour M.S. with thesis): previously licensed teachers who complete a degree program are eligible for the 077 endorsement as Instructional Technology Specialist, which is necessary to serve in Technology Director roles in K-12 schools and districts; non-teachers interested in applying digital learning solutions in diverse settings (e.g., business & industry, non-profits, higher education) are also encouraged to apply
  • on-campus doctoral concentration (60 credit hour Ph.D. with dissertation); currently the program offers a doctorate in Curriculum & Instruction with a concentration in Instructional Technology; College of Education doctoral programs are being redesigned with a new interdisciplinary concentration in Learning, Design, & Technology to begin fall of 2016

Faculty: DL&T students may take courses from and build thesis/dissertation committees with the diverse group of program faculty listed below. Faculty offices are in the College of Education (Poe Hall) and the College's Friday Institute for Educational Innovation. Two program faculty (Eseryel, Evans) are members of NC State's Digital Transformation of Education interdisciplinary faculty cluster crossing the Colleges of Education, Engineering, and Humanities and Social Sciences, providing unique opportunities to take interdisciplinary courses and engage in interdisciplinary research. Program faculty also include Glenn Kleiman, Director of the Friday Institute for Educational Innovation, and Mary Ann Wolf, Director of Digital Learning Programs at the Friday Institute and former Executive Director of the State Educational Technology Director's Association (SETDA). Beyond DL&T, the College of Education has several other programs with digital learning emphases from which students can take courses/electives and identify further faculty for research collaborations, including: Technology Education (STEM department), New Literacies (CICE department), and Training and Development (LPAHE department).


Program Recognition: Our master's program was recently rated 8th best online educational technology program in the nation by The Best Schools, "based on academic excellence, range of available classes, faculty strength, rankings, and reputation." Review program rankings.

Find Us (Physical Location): We are located in Poe Hall which is on the Court of North Carolina just to the south of Hillsborough Street as shown on the campus map http://www.ncsu.edu/campus_map/. The nearest public parking is a bit further south in the Coliseum Deck. To reach this deck, turn off Pullen Road and circle around the deck on a series of one way roads--Dunn to Jeter to Cates. Entrance to public parking is off Cates Road on the bottom level (fee charged). Leave the deck and walk back toward Dunn Avenue. Take the pedestrian tunnel under the tracks and make your way to the right around SAS Hall. Poe Hall is directly ahead off Stinson Drive. Faculty offices are in Suite 402. Please note, Drs. Eseryel and Evans have offices in both Poe Hall and the Friday Institute for Educational Innovation.

Connect With Us (Virtual Locations):

Program Faculty

  • Teaching Assistant Professor, Curriculum and Instruction
  • Research Scholar, Friday Institute for Educational Innovation
  • Director of Evaluation Programs, Friday Institute for Educational Innovation
  • Adjunct Assistant Professor, College of Education
  • Associate Professor
  • Senior Research Fellow
  • Associate Professor
  • Teaching Assistant Professor, College of Education
  • Senior Research Scholar, Friday Institue of Educational Innovation
  • Research Scholar
  • Teaching Assistant Professor
  • Executive Director, Friday Institute for Educational Innovation
  • Professor, Digital Learning and Teaching
  • Associate Professor, Digital Learning & Teaching
  • Friday Institute Research Fellow
  • Teaching Assistant Professor
  • Director of Digital Learning Programs
  • Teaching Assistant Professor, Digital Learning & Teaching

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