By Albert D. Ritzhaupt, PhD, PMP

Several in our field have called for the creation of bachelor’s degrees in the field of educational technology (or whatever name our field is called). However, few programs exist within the United States. We are conducting a study of the competencies of educational technology professionals to inform the design of a bachelor’s degree program. We ask that you take about 20 to 25 minutes to complete this survey:

The questions on the survey range from background information to perceptions about a bachelor’s degree in our field to the importance of various competencies (knowledge, skills, and abilities) in our field. The competencies found within this survey are based on a job announcement analysis of more than 400 job announcements and are organized into knowledge, skill, and ability statements.

Thank you in advance for your time and consideration in completing this survey. We intend to make the results available in various venues. Please feel free to disseminate this survey widely to other relevant listservs. Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact Albert Ritzhaupt at

AlbertRitzhauptDr. Albert D. Ritzhaupt is an associate professor of educational technology in the School of Teaching and Learning at the University of Florida. An award-winning researcher, Dr. Ritzhaupt has published more than 65 journal articles, book chapters, and conference proceedings; and has presented more than 100 presentations at state, national, and international conferences. His primary research areas focus on the design and development of technology-enhanced learning environments, teaching practices in technology-oriented curriculum (e.g., computer science or information systems), and technology integration in education.