Given his career, it is easy to see why Karl Carter chose Drexel’s M.S. in Learning Technologies program. Carter is the director of MInDSpace (Media and Instructional Design Space) at Bucks County Community College, which was formerly the College’s Learning Technologies area. Their focus is helping faculty develop assignments that help students express their understanding of the course material using digital tools.
Aside from the content, Carter chose the School of Education’s M.S. in Learning Technologies program for two main reasons: the online courses met the needs of his busy schedule, and he was aware of Drexel’s outstanding reputation.
Once he got started in his courses, he says they were “excellent, engaging, and community-based.”
Although he says he could speak for hours about the knowledge he gained through the program, Carter narrows it down to the concepts of developing global citizens, building community, learning about the theory of education, and how technology can be used to support the learning experience.
“I was using daily what I was learning, so my experience was rich,” Carter says. “I also took a hard look at areas of my course that students had troubles with, and used my Drexel experience to improve my students’ experience.”
Carter says that when he sees what employers in the field want when hiring a new candidate, he knows that, thanks to the program, he has a marketable skill set that puts him in high demand.