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Program goals

Program goals photoThe Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Educational Studies and Digital Technology (ESDT) program recognizes the growing importance of formal and informal lifelong learning as seen in the expanding professional development needs of post-secondary instructors. It also recognizes similar requirements in the following workplace environments:

  • community-based
  • corporate
  • professional
  • public-sector

As the instructional demands of these large institutions and organizations continue to grow outside the traditional university and college-based education system, and as human resources departments turn their attention to the economic benefits of just-in-time online learning opportunities, there is an increased need for individuals with the knowledge, competencies and skills associated with teaching and learning in adult education environments in the digital age.

Our BA in ESDT program aims to prepare a new kind of expert who:

  • Has a broad social understanding of adult education.
  • Is essential to the knowledge-based economy.
  • Possesses specialized knowledge and competency base with an understanding of the use of digital technologies for learning.

This program is designed with you in mind. It is built on Ontario Tech’s strength in digital technology and the Faculty of Education’s focus on learning and technology.