A project allows you to create a product that demonstrates your mastery of design and development principles and skills. Generally speaking, the project can be used as the centerpiece of your professional portfolio if you are looking for a position as a practitioner or manager in instructional design or educational technology.
A guideline for writing a project proposal is available.
Some helpful resources have also been collected for assistance with the planning and execution of projects.
The thesis allows you to demonstrate your skills in research. You will plan, conduct and report a significant study that contributes to our understanding of the theory or practice of educational technology. It may replicate or extend earlier research on a topic, and it will be held to rigorous professional standards for conducting the research and writing the thesis.
Some examples of thesis topics in Educational Technology and Design include:
The College of Graduate Studies and Research publishes a booklet called "Guide for the Preparation of a Thesis" available online, or from the University of Saskatchewan Bookstore. CGSR has also prepared a pamphlet called "Guidelines for Various Parties involved in Graduate Student Project and Thesis Research" which is available at the College of Graduate Studies and Research. We recommend you acquire both of these useful documents before writing a thesis proposal.