Ke’Anna Skipwith’s M.S. in Learning Technologies degree led her to a position as an instructional designer for online education at Northeastern University in Boston. There, she works collaboratively with full-time and tenured faculty to develop and deliver online courses that incorporate quality pedagogy and assessment measures to promote student learning retention, interaction and engagement. Skipwith is part of a team whose work embodies the leading best practices and standards in the field and implements creativity, innovation, and excellence in online education.
Additionally, Skipwith is also a student in Northeastern’s Ed.D. program, pursing Higher Education Administration and Leadership. She is also an adjunct instructor in the University’s master of Education program.
Skipwith chose the School of Education’s Learning Technologies program because she has a passion for learning and teaching with technology (she holds a B.S. in biochemistry). After graduation, she realized her calling was in education when she designed a mentorship program for inner-city high school students to learn tangible learning technologies skills. As a Drexel employee, she jumped at the opportunity to earn a master’s degree in a field in the experiential-based School of Education.
“I had a very rewarding experience as a student in the School of Education,” Skipwith says. “I felt truly supported and valued as a School of Education grad student!”
The convenience of online learning also played a big role in Skipwith being able to complete her degree while working full-time.
“The online curriculum for the M.S. in Learning Technologies program allowed me to work at my own pace by providing the flexibility to manage my classes to accommodate my work schedule,” Skipwith says.
The skills Skipwith gained through the program proved to be a valuable asset in her career path. While in the Learning Technologies program, she pursued the Learning in Game-Based Environments concentration, which gave her added knowledge on incorporating technology in the classroom environment.
“I gained hands-on experience and project-driven field experience that I can apply to higher education and online learning,” Skipwith says.