Instructional Technology (MA) - Fall 2017 Cohort
Tentative course schedule
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Exploring Issues and Trends in Instructional Technology
This course prepares educators to critically examine contemporary issues, current research, and emerging trends in instructional technology. It involves investigation of historical technology uses, impact of emerging technologies on teaching and learning, and strategies for making informed decisions concerning equity, ethics, enhancing the curriculum. Prerequisite(s): junior standing.
Using Digital and Social Media in Education
Integrating leading-edge research about emerging digital and social media with hands-on experience. Study of emerging applications and instructional implementations. Students create an interactive instructional environment and document their pedagogical choices. Prerequisite(s): INSTTECH 1030 (240:030) or INSTTECH 4139/5139 (240:139g); junior standing; consent of instructor.
Planning and Producing Instructional Media
Teaches planning and production steps essential for creating instructional multimedia projects. Students produce a real-world instructional multimedia product using the framework of the AECT instructional technology standards. Lab as arranged. Prerequisite(s): INSTTECH 1020 (240:020) or INSTTECH 1031 (240:031) or consent of instructor; junior standing.
Understanding Instructional Design
Students will apply a systematic instructional design model from the initial analysis through design, development and evaluation. Students will master the fundamental practices upon which the instructional design process is based.
Developing and Designing Online Learning
Explore online learning and the special needs/concerns of teaching at a distance. Students will be actively involved in creating effective distance education; engaging online learners; addressing learner needs, and fostering interactive learning environments. Prerequisite(s): junior standing.
An introduction to research methods relevant to educational research with an emphasis on how these methods address the challenges of conducting research in applied settings such as schools. Course content includes a survey of major types of research designs (both quantitative and qualitative) and their associated approaches for minimizing bias, establishing validity, collecting data and drawing conclusions. A primary goal of this course is to equip students with an understanding of basic concepts and tools so they can systematically locate, efficiently read and critically evaluate empirical research studies.
Enhancing Learning Through Action Research
Engages in critical reflection to change, and designs and conducts a research cycle of acting, observing, and reflecting. Provides the basis for planning and completing action research. Prerequisite(s): INSTTECH 6240 (240:240).
Selecting and Integrating Instructional Technology
Examines new technologies that generate need for new literacies for 21st century students. Includes procedures for selection and integration of instructional technologies to support learning.
Leading Change Through Instructional Technology
Explores leading change towards 21st century learning. Engages in the processes of technology planning, management, and support in both theory and through practical applications.
Writing a Graduate Paper/ePortfolio
Refines skills in writing a Masters Literature Review: researching, reading, writing and formatting a paper. Masters ePortfolio is organized, formatted and development begins.
Students will complete their masters literature review/project report/original research/journal article during this course. It should be taken in the final semester of your program. Prerequisite(s): consent of department.
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