University of Maryland

Opportunities for PhD Study in New Media, Learning Technologies, and Education at UMD

October 4th, 2013 by

This year funding (in the forms of fellowship, scholarship, and assistantship) is available to support students interested in:

  • New Media, Learning Technologies, and Education
  • Designing and researching technologies or platforms to enhance learning in:
    • K-12 classrooms
    • Informal learning contexts (e.g. interest-driven communities, afterschool spaces etc.)
  • Open education communities (including open, online, peer-to-peer education communities such as the Peer 2 Peer University)
  • New developments in learning such as Open Badges, Games, Learning Analytics etc.
  • Applying learning analytics and data science methodologies to education research

Ideal candidates will have a deep interest in understanding how technology can help improve learning and education systems; have the interest and ability to develop both qualitative and quantitative research approaches; have some experience or comfort in design methods or application/interface design (some programming experience is a plus); have some experience or comfort working with databases and other forms of digital information sources.

Please join us on Saturday October 5, at 11am (EDT) for a virtual information session [details at:].

Interested students can also contact Dr. June Ahn [] at for more information.

The iSchool at the University of Maryland invites creative and forward-thinking individuals to apply for the Ph.D. in Information Studies program. Located near Washington DC, Maryland’s iSchool offers unparalleled opportunities for students to pursue research oriented employment careers. Students learn to conduct original research through one-on-one mentoring relationships with faculty members in diverse disciplines as Information Science, Learning Sciences, Education, Computer Science, and Human- Computer Interaction.

Learn more about Maryland’s iSchool [] and the PhD in Information Studies program [].

Apply online [] by December 1 (November 1 for international applicants).