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MAET & MALXD Blog

This blog includes content for students within the M.A. in Educational Technology, the M.A. in Learning Experience Design and affiliated graduate certificate programs.

  • Fast-Track Your Learning Design Skills with the MALXD Virtual Workshop Sprint Series
    Become a more socially-conscious, future-ready learning designer with peers who are interested in the same goals. The Master of Arts in Learning Experience Design (MALXD) program has received wonderful feedback for our recent four-part Wednesday Workshop series. We’ve loved connecting with everyone through conversation and shared questions and ideas! This made us think…how can we… Read More »
  • The MALXD Learner Insight Fellowship
    The Master of Arts in Learning Experience Design (MALXD) program is excited to offer a unique fellowship opportunity to our inaugural cohort of MALXD learners! The Learner Insight Fellowship recognizes the ways MALXD enacts elements of our programmatic promise: We are able to offer 25 admitted MALXD learners a $1,000 Learner Insight Fellowship. Requirements: Funding… Read More »
  • New Master of Arts in Learning Experience Design (MALXD) program announced
    Team MAET is excited to announce our new Master of Arts in Learning Experience Design (MALXD for short). This cohort-based program is accepting applications now and is scheduled to launch in Fall 2024.
  • MAET provides more than $28,626 to students and alumni in 2022-2023
    During the 2022-2023 school year, the MAET program provided over $28,626 in funds for our students and alumni.  Drawing from program funds as well as funding from several grants and awards, MAET  supported our community through: All in all, we were able to provide financial support for  at least 47 students in some capacity over… Read More »
  • MAET Design Series: Creating the Spark
    Once we have done the critical reflection and planning required, we move to something that we like to call the “spark” of the MAET learning experience. This is that gut feeling…that creative twist…that extra bit of magic…that captivating element of the design that illuminates the learning experience.  We’ve thought a lot about how we get… Read More »
  • MAET Design Series: Brainstorming Possibilities
    We love to brainstorm! This is probably an understatement if you know us, so please allow us to emphasize it: we love to brainstorm! Whether we’re brainstorming around a challenge that has emerged, a creative vision that one of us has dreamt up, costumes for Halloween, or an idea to streamline a process, we have… Read More »
  • MAET at #MACUL23: GIFs of Imagination
    This year’s theme of the MACUL Conference is, “Unboxing Education,” and it calls to encourage participants to imagine, innovate, and inspire. Every year at MACUL, we try to do something fun — and dare we say innovative — at our booth. We always hope that the interactive twist we put on a standard booth’s experience… Read More »
  • MAET Design Series: Focusing on the Learner
    In keeping in line with the Master of Arts in Educational Technology (MAET) program’s core principles, we make a commitment to provide support to our learners from application to beyond graduation. This is because the heart of the MAET program is our learners—they are the reason why we do what we do. Our learners are… Read More »
  • Welcome our new Academic Program Coordinator, Heather Williamson!
    We are excited to welcome a familiar face to Team MAET – Heather (formerly Johnson) Williamson!  As the MAET Academic Program Coordinator, Heather enjoys assisting all members of the MAET community – current students, prospective students, instructors, and alumni. Heather received her degree from Davenport University and has been a part of the MSU community… Read More »
  • Creating Inclusive Excellence: MAET offers scholarships for BIPOC learners and learners with disabilities 
    In the Master of Arts in Education Technology (MAET) program, we believe that our learning community is strengthened by diverse perspectives, experiences, and cross-cultural sharing. Supporting Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) graduate students and learners with disabilities is a priority for MAET because of the systemic barriers and inequalities that have historically hindered… Read More »
  • Apply for MAET’s Innovation Grant
    The Master of Arts in Educational Technology (MAET) program was awarded the 2022 Graduate School Outstanding Graduate Program Community Award. This award recognizes the ways in which MAET enacts our core values: It’s now time for the fun part: supporting our amazing MAET graduate students and alumni in the amazing work and innovation they are… Read More »
  • MAET is hiring a program assistant
    MAET is searching for an organized, hard-working, detail-oriented person who cares about supporting students to join our dynamic team as our new Program Assistant. Information about the posting can be found on MSU’s Careers Website, job posting #812328. Please submit all application materials by September 27, 2022. MAET Program Assistant is responsible for overseeing admissions… Read More »
  • Join us for an MAET Online + Hybrid Open House on May 12, 2022
    Interested in applying to the award-winning programs from MSU’s Master of Arts in Educational Technology (MAET)? Join Team MAET on Thursday, May 12, at one of two virtual information sessions (via Zoom at 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. Eastern) to learn more about the MAET student experience.  Along with Team MAET, both sessions will include a current student or recent graduate,… Read More »
  • MAET is Hiring Instructors for Fall 2022 and Spring 2023
    Join Our Team! As we are planning for the 2022-2023 school year, we are searching for some amazing instructors to help us round out our Fall 2022 and Spring 2023 courses. Information about the posting can be found on MSU’s Careers Website under job posting #765058. Please submit all application materials by May 1, 2022.… Read More »
  • Dr. Liz Owens Boltz Named MAET Director
    It’s a new year and we have a new MAET Director. Welcome, Dr. Liz Owens Boltz! Dr. Boltz completed her Ph.D. in Educational Psychology and Educational Technology (EPET) in 2019 and has been an active member of the MAET community since 2013 as an instructor, advisor, and most recently as MAET’s Co-Director. In her tenure,… Read More »