Student Profile

Roy Marquez

After earning his master’s degree in Educational Technology from Long Island University in New York, Roy Marquez decided to pursue his doctoral degree in the Instructional Technology track of the Education PhD program at UCF. Interested in teaching professors and administrators about how to use technology to improve student achievement, Marquez believes the Instructional Technology program is a great fit. “The Instructional Technology track at UCF is perfect because it offers a solid, research-based foundation to this exciting discipline while providing a myriad of opportunities for application of that knowledge through its mix of collaborative work, hands-on coursework, and internship opportunities,” he says. “The program is a perfect bridge between the theoretical and the applied.”

Yuanming Yao

After being accepted to six universities to pursue a PhD in Education, Yuanming Yao decided that the Instructional Technology track of the Education PhD program at UCF was not only her best fit, but also offered the best financial assistance. "UCF was the best because it provided great resources and opportunities for research, teaching and other careers," she said. Yao and conducted her dissertation research on the effects of different annotation presentation formats in web-based learning.

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