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Success Stories: Adult Education and Communications Technology Master's Program

Doug O’Donnell

Doug O’Donnell '12 AECT
Senior Consultant, Siemens Medical Solutions
The skills I’ve learned in AECT have enabled me to design high-quality educational programs in a variety of formats—live, synchronous e-learning, and asynchronous e-learning.


Tina Walter

Christina Walter '11 AECT
Instructional Designer, Kamehameha Schools
The AECT program provided for me the skills necessary to work as an instructional designer in the field of training and development. It also reinforced my knowledge of adult learning theories and the steps to analyze and design content. In addition, it solidified my ability to develop training and courses using various types of interactive software in order to create engaging interactions for my learners.


Brenton Kelly

Brenton Kelly ’11 AECT
Web Developer, Schoolwires, Inc.
As a web developer at a company that creates websites for K–12 school districts, I face technical training situations every day. AECT gave me the skills I needed to effectively and efficiently train faculty and staff on the use of our products. Building instructional modules is a regular part of what we do, and many of my co-workers ask me for my input because of my adult-learning knowledge and experience. With my responsibilities being primarily client-focused, having a strong understanding of how adults learn makes me a valuable asset.

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Nick Artman ’11 AECT
Instructional Designer/Adjunct Lecturer

The AECT program gave me all the skills and abilities I need to facilitate learning and design instruction. The adult learning theories combined with the instructional design practices make for a potent combination of skill and theory that can be applied to any instructional design project.

Adam Shaub

Adam Shaub ’07 AECT
Director, European Product Operations, Laureate International Universities
AECT provided me with the tools, education, and credibility I required to be successful. It enabled me to focus on learning the tools essential to the field of online higher education. In addition, through group work and team-oriented projects, my leadership style developed and even flourished. Now I bring an understanding of adult education and how adults learn, as well as my technical skills, to a job that is challenging and certainly not out of my league.

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