The Educational Technology, Research, and Assessment (ETRA) Department, a dynamic and collaborative community of scholars, is dedicated to responsible research and reflective practice to promote innovative learning environments and improved learning outcomes for all learners. 

We serve graduate students in the College of Education with three degree programs including M.S.Ed. in Instructional Technology, Ph.D. in Instructional Technology, various CGS and state entitlement and endorsement programs and an M.S. in Educational Research and Evaluation, as well as a bachelor of science degree completion program in Applied Management with an emphasis on Instructional Technology, Training and Evaluation (BSAM-ITTE).

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Ph.D. IT student Beheshteh Abdi was elected as the Emerging Learning Technologies (ELT) Board Representative within the AECT’s Graduate Student Assembly for 2018.

Professor Thomas Smith is currently featured in the Huskie Spotlight.

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Educational Technology, Research and Assessment
Gabel Hall 208
DeKalb, IL 60115
Phone: 815-753-9339 
Fax: 815-753-9388

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