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    Oct 05

    Online Start Date
    Oct 05, 2016

    Nov 23

    Online Start Date
    Nov 23, 2016

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  • Curriculum: K–12 Track


    Core

    IX 500: FOUNDATIONS OF INSTRUCTIONAL TECHNOLOGY (5 Credits)

    This course focuses on the field of instructional technology, placing the field within the context of its history, current practices, and future directions. It provides the conceptual framework for other courses within the degree program.

    Prerequisites Required:

    None

    Total Core Credits: 25
    Total Program Credits: 50

    IX 510: INSTRUCTIONAL DESIGN (5 Credits)

    This course presents the philosophical and theoretical foundation of instructional design. Students explore instructional design process models com­monly used by practitioners. They will apply the stages of a process model to create design documents in the education and training contexts. The model will address instructional analysis, assessing learning from instruction, media characteristics and selection, managing instruction, formative and summative evaluation, and the motivational design of instruction.

    Prerequisites Required:

    None

    Total Core Credits: 25
    Total Program Credits: 50

    IX 520: NEEDS ASSESSMENT AND EVALUATION IN EDUCATION AND TRAINING (5 Credits)

    This course presents the knowledge and skills necessary to identify training and/or instructional problems and potential solutions. You will explore the advantages and disadvantages of multiple techniques for performing a needs assessment. You will develop skills and collect resources related to the selection and use of analysis methods. You will conduct a needs analysis and submit a report in an education or training context. You will also consider evaluation taxonomies and models, tools, and techniques, and develop an evaluation strategy for an instructional program.

    Prerequisites Required:

    None

    Total Core Credits: 25
    Total Program Credits: 50

    IX 540: RESEARCH METHODS FOR EDUCATION AND INSTRUCTIONAL TECHNOLOGY (5 Credits)

    This course presents an in-depth overview of typical quantitative research methods used in educational research. Students will prepare an educational research proposal including a problem statement, research question(s) and hypotheses, a preliminary literature review, and a quantitative research design. The course examines procedures associated with quantitative research as well as the ethical standards involved in the protection of human subjects in educational research. Practical limitations of quantitative designs will be discussed as well as possible methodologies to overcome those limitations.

    Prerequisites Required: None

    Total Core Credits: 25
    Total Program Credits: 50

    IX 550: PROJECT MANAGEMENT AND IMPLEMENTATION IN EDUCATION AND TRAINING (5 Credits)

    This course presents approaches to project management for education and training projects. You will explore concepts of project management and leadership, tools, procedures, and methodologies. You will focus on creating, monitoring, and reporting project plans from the proposal to the implementation stages. You will consider project constraints including time, cost, resource allocation, and scope. Concepts of change management are also explored and applied to implementation strategies used in education and training environments.

    Prerequisites Required:

    None

    Total Core Credits: 25
    Total Program Credits: 50

    Electives

    CONCENTRATION COURSES (25 Credits)

    Total Electives Credits: 25
    Total Program Credits: 50

    K–12 Concentration

    ED 503: EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY (4 Credits)

    This course introduces students to prominent research-based theories of learning and examines the impact of these theories on students, learning and motivation, teaching, and assessment. Students critically evaluate opposing sides of current issues in educational psychology and articulate and defend personal positions on these issues.

    Total K–12 Concentration Credits: 25
    Total Program Credits: 50

    Concentration courses are completed within the open electives requirement of the degree plan.

    ET 503: USING TECHNOLOGY—APPLICATIONS IN THE CONTENT AREAS (4 Credits)

    This course provides you with opportunities to explore a variety of instructional technologies including: web-based tools, software, games, simulations, tutorials, and non-projected visuals. Through reading, class discussion, and hands-on experiences using technologies, you will gain the knowledge and skills needed to help teachers integrate technology in lesson planning and meet the needs of diverse learners.

    Prerequisites Required:

    None

    Total K–12 Concentration Credits: 25
    Total Program Credits: 50

    Concentration courses are completed within the open electives requirement of the degree plan.

    IX 560: INSTRUCTIONAL TECHNOLOGIES INFRASTRUCTURE (6 Credits)

    This course provides an introduction to computer networking and establishes a basic understanding of the infrastructure required to incorporate technology into the K–12 environment. Students will learn the basics of computer networks and technology infrastructure. They will also learn how infrastructure supports classroom design for learning with technology tools. Students will identify the skills necessary to design, install, maintain, and troubleshoot the technology and analyze the roles necessary to maintain effective infrastructure. In addition, students will learn how to assess institutional technology needs and plan for future growth.

    Prerequisites Required:

    None

    Total K–12 Concentration Credits: 25
    Total Program Credits: 50

    Concentration courses are completed within the open electives requirement of the degree plan.

    IX 562: TECHNOLOGY ENHANCED LEARNING ENVIRONMENTS-K-12 (6 Credits)

    In this practitioner-oriented course, students will explore existing and emerging multimedia technologies used in K–12 classrooms through peer and individual assignments. They will evaluate existing instructional resources available with classroom textbooks in open source content and learning object repositories. They will design and create an instructional lesson appropriate for the K–12 setting while adhering to federal, state, and local mandates regarding media development.

    Prerequisites Required:

    None

    Total K–12 Concentration Credits: 25
    Total Program Credits: 50

    Concentration courses are completed within the open electives requirement of the degree plan.

    IX 570: DESIGN OF ONLINE INSTRUCTION IN K-12 ENVIRONMENTS (5 Credits)

    In this application-based course, you will explore similarities and differences between web-based learning and on-ground learning in K-12 classrooms. You will learn how to repurpose existing material and chunk content into online modules while organizing and managing reusable learning objects. You will design assessment items suitable for the online environment and learn about issues related to assessing students from a distance. You will create design documents and content for an online course. You will also participate in peer-review evaluations and provide constructive feedback based on principles of online instructional design.

    Prerequisites Required:

    None

    Total K–12 Concentration Credits: 25
    Total Program Credits: 50

    Concentration courses are completed within the open electives requirement of the degree plan.

    Core

    IX 500: FOUNDATIONS OF INSTRUCTIONAL TECHNOLOGY (5 Credits)

    This course focuses on the field of instructional technology, placing the field within the context of its history, current practices, and future directions. It provides the conceptual framework for other courses within the degree program.

    Prerequisites Required:

    None

    Total Core Credits: 25
    Total Program Credits: 50

    IX 510: INSTRUCTIONAL DESIGN (5 Credits)

    This course presents the philosophical and theoretical foundation of instructional design. Students explore instructional design process models com­monly used by practitioners. They will apply the stages of a process model to create design documents in the education and training contexts. The model will address instructional analysis, assessing learning from instruction, media characteristics and selection, managing instruction, formative and summative evaluation, and the motivational design of instruction.

    Prerequisites Required:

    None

    Total Core Credits: 25
    Total Program Credits: 50

    IX 520: NEEDS ASSESSMENT AND EVALUATION IN EDUCATION AND TRAINING (5 Credits)

    This course presents the knowledge and skills necessary to identify training and/or instructional problems and potential solutions. You will explore the advantages and disadvantages of multiple techniques for performing a needs assessment. You will develop skills and collect resources related to the selection and use of analysis methods. You will conduct a needs analysis and submit a report in an education or training context. You will also consider evaluation taxonomies and models, tools, and techniques, and develop an evaluation strategy for an instructional program.

    Prerequisites Required:

    None

    Total Core Credits: 25
    Total Program Credits: 50

    IX 540: RESEARCH METHODS FOR EDUCATION AND INSTRUCTIONAL TECHNOLOGY (5 Credits)

    This course presents an in-depth overview of typical quantitative research methods used in educational research. Students will prepare an educational research proposal including a problem statement, research question(s) and hypotheses, a preliminary literature review, and a quantitative research design. The course examines procedures associated with quantitative research as well as the ethical standards involved in the protection of human subjects in educational research. Practical limitations of quantitative designs will be discussed as well as possible methodologies to overcome those limitations.

    Prerequisites Required: None

    Total Core Credits: 25
    Total Program Credits: 50

    IX 550: PROJECT MANAGEMENT AND IMPLEMENTATION IN EDUCATION AND TRAINING (5 Credits)

    This course presents approaches to project management for education and training projects. You will explore concepts of project management and leadership, tools, procedures, and methodologies. You will focus on creating, monitoring, and reporting project plans from the proposal to the implementation stages. You will consider project constraints including time, cost, resource allocation, and scope. Concepts of change management are also explored and applied to implementation strategies used in education and training environments.

    Prerequisites Required:

    None

    Total Core Credits: 25
    Total Program Credits: 50

    Electives

    CONCENTRATION COURSES (25 Credits)

    Total Electives Credits: 25
    Total Program Credits: 50

    Adults Concentration

    HE 521: TEACHING ADULT LEARNERS (5 Credits)

    This course provides you with the information necessary to comprehend, assess, and evaluate the foundational aspects of andragogy, which includes historical influences, theories and models, contemporary and international perspectives, the use of technology, teaching in a variety of higher education settings, and the development of and reflections on teaching and learning in adulthood.

    Prerequisites Required:

    None

    Total Adults Concentration Credits: 25
    Total Program Credits: 50

    Concentration courses are completed within the open electives requirement of the degree plan.

    IX 535: DEVELOPING INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS (5 Credits)

    This course provides the knowledge and skills required to develop instructional materials for an instructor-led training scenario as approved by the instructor. This training scenario will provide the context and focus for the materials. Each student will create a series of print-based instructional ma­terials for this scenario considering best practices and design and development guidelines.

    Prerequisites Required:

    None

    Total Adults Concentration Credits: 25
    Total Program Credits: 50

    Concentration courses are completed within the open electives requirement of the degree plan.

    IX 536: DESIGN AND DEVELOPMENT TOOLS (5 Credits)

    In this application-based course, you will discuss trends and issues of eLearning content development and explore similarities and differences among eLearning authoring tools and methods. You will learn how to develop original content with a variety of authoring tools and software applications and to repurpose existing material with reusable learning objects (RLOs) and content repositories. Interface layout standards, accessibility and SCORM compliance, and collaborative environments are explored. You will consider technical and development requirements for eLearning delivered through multiple learning channels including online and mobile platforms. You will also create a design document and instructional module in this course.

    Prerequisites Required:

    None

    Total Adults Concentration Credits: 25
    Total Program Credits: 50

    Concentration courses are completed within the open electives requirement of the degree plan.

    IX 542: MULTIMEDIA DEVELOPMENT AND IMPLEMENTATION (5 Credits)

    This course provides an introduction to digital media production. Students will acquire fundamental knowledge and skills in designing and producing digital media. Students will evaluate appropriate uses of digital media. The course introduces the tools of digital video production and sharing as students create online instructional materials using digital media.

    Prerequisites Required: None

    Total Adults Concentration Credits: 25
    Total Program Credits: 50

    Concentration courses are completed within the open electives requirement of the degree plan.

    IX 564: DESIGN OF LEARNING ENVIRONMENTS (5 Credits)

    This course presents activities related to the design of a learning application. Students explore advantages and disadvantages of multiple learning environments and content delivery technologies. They will develop a plan for an individualized learning project that includes a template for design of a specific environment. Course topics include education and communication theory, course and content delivery methods, asynchronous and synchronous technologies, multimedia design, usability testing, and integration of multime­dia objects within instructional programs and systems.

    Prerequisites Required:

    None

    Total Adults Concentration Credits: 25
    Total Program Credits: 50

    Concentration courses are completed within the open electives requirement of the degree plan.

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    The 25% tuition reduction applies only to international students living outside of the United States. This discount does not apply to military students. Please check with your advisor to see if you are eligible. 

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