Professional Studies and Fine Arts

Professional Studies and Fine Arts

JMS Learning Design and Technology 2018 Fall Symposium

Bringing Together Prospective and Current JMS Students, Alumni, and Local Professionals

JMS Learning Design and Technology 2018 Fall Symposium

By Angelena Lufrano

On Saturday, Sept. 29, the School of Journalism and Media Studies will host its Fall Symposium for the SDSU Learning Design and Technology program.

The LDT program, established more than 30 years ago, is one of the first fully online master’s degree and certificate programs in the field. The program also offers an LDT minor to undergraduate students. The upcoming symposium is a great chance for online students to meet in person, for alumni to reconnect on campus, and for current and potential students to learn more about the field.

“I’m looking forward to getting together with fellow alumni and meeting the new cohort of students,” said Kevin Jorgensen, an alumnus of the LDT program. “The symposium is a great place to find out about both new and traditional learning applications and see how they are integrating with various cutting-edge technologies. I’ve attended the symposium for the past three years and there is something new every time. Plus, networking with other industry professionals is always a lot of fun.”

The day will be filled with presentations and demonstrations of the newest learning technologies and careers in the field by LDT professionals and alumni currently working in healthcare, energy, K-12, and higher education. Topics will include mixed realities in education, technology for language instruction, e-learning development, and more.

“Since LDT is an online-only program, we look forward to the symposium every semester as an opportunity to meet our students face-to-face, and for students to build a community along with our alumni and local partners,” said Dr. Bernie Dodge, a professor in the program. “We’ve always been proud of the fact that our alumni stay in touch with us after graduation and that they sponsor internships and projects for our current students. The symposium helps us keep those connections going.”

The event will be held on campus in PSFA 325 from 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Food and parking will be provided to all attendees. For more information and to RSVP, visit https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfMpoYOIB1aciWoegJcHpZneyoVrfygTRDDE74YFT60n00K1g/viewform.

The content within this article has been edited by Lizbeth Persons.

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