Educational Technology Programs

Robert’s Story

My name is Robert Hickey, and I am in the final stretch of achieving my M.Ed. in Instructional Technology through the University of Maine. I sought out this program in hopes of changing my career trajectory from classroom teacher to instructional designer, and as of April 25th, 2022 I will officially be joining the University […]

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Suzanne’s Story

As a member of USM’s English adjunct faculty, I saw firsthand how hard it was for many of my students to succeed when trying to learn with the “old school” methods I had learned in graduate school. I had to change how I taught if I hoped to meet all students where they were, so […]

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Ambrish’s Story

“A little over 3 years back, I embarked on a journey that piqued my interest. It was nearly 15 years since I did any regular studying—and I was not sure if I would be able to push myself. I wanted to learn something different. I wanted to make a difference. My search for a program […]

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Alice’s Story

“My friends wonder how I can be so enthusiastic about teaching after many years in the classroom. I tell them that I have been energized by the graduate classes I am taking in Instructional Technology. The courses have helped me recognize the importance of a student-centered approach to teaching and learning, and how to achieve […]

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Allison’s Story

“Before pursuing my Master’s degree in Instructional Technology, I had begun to dabble in ways to integrate technology into my curriculum. At first, I was using technology in very basic ways but as my comfort increased it became apparent that the possibilities were limitless. I could leverage technology in ways I hadn’t even realized. In […]

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Emma’s Story

“The Instructional Technology program at UMaine is designed for the rapidly evolving world of education technology. This program encouraged me to master technology design and develop a deep understanding of general technology principles that transcend time, allowing me to stay current as an instructional technology leader. As the Secondary Digital Learning and Computer Science Specialist […]

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Maine Summer Technology Institute Testimonials

Transcript Person 1: To use digital portfolios and we’re learning how to use Seesaw. Person 2: I gained some great insight for resources I could use in my classroom especially for, um, online resources. Person 3: The special features within all of the Google Docs that people are not accessing and using and utilizing. Person 4: I really did […]

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Alyssa’s Story

Transcript Alyssa Duschesne: EDT 520 is required for that master’s degree and Joanna Prince really got me into it. She said, “Try this out. Believe it or not, you can do with your kids.” Sure enough, tried the project out – blew me away. I said, “Okay. I can do this.” Since taking Jo’s class […]

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Nathaniel’s Story

Transcript Nathaniel Porter: I’m in the certificate program, um, for Technology Integrationist and for me I was a science teacher for many years (science/math teacher) and I took a position as a technology person within my school. And this program has allowed me to kinda gain some credits and some expertise in the field that […]

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Amelia’s Story

Transcript Amelia Beiermeister: I started out in the certificate program for Instructional Technology for, ah, an integrationist and I enjoyed it so much that I matriculated over into the Master’s of Education, um, in Instructional Technology. Um, and I really I love technology and I love computers and I love the possibilities of everything that […]

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