Date of Award


Degree Type


Degree Name

Master of Education (MEd)


Instructional Technology and Learning Sciences


A free society that is information oriented and technologically complex requires a well informed, highly educate citizenry. The constant growth of knowledge further means that this educative process be a continuous, life-long endeavor. No longer can education be thought of as an entry point; instead, it must represent a constant evolutionary process throughout life.

A few universities long ago recognized the off campus extension of higher education as a legitimate public service responsibility. New York in 1891 and Wisconsin in 1906 made provision for extending the scope of the university to embrace a full range of adult educational needs and interests. other states and universities acquiesced, expecially in the educational boom years after 1945.