Graduate Catalog 2010-12

Educational Technology

Note: Additional work will be required for graduate credit in 400-level courses.

EDT 490         Instructional Computing                                                                            3
Examination and application of computers and other related technologies to various teaching situations with emphasis on developing skills in developing and evaluating instructional software programs. 

EDT 500         Instructional Design and Evaluation I                                                      3
Prereq.:  Permission of instructor. Application of instructional design principles that includes design of needs analysis, learner analysis, task analysis, goals and objectives, instructional and media strategies, and evaluation in solving instructional issues. Fall. 

EDT 501         Message Design and Production                                                               3
Prereq.:  Permission of instructor. Application of message design theories and principles involving perception, memory, attitude and persuasion. Course includes hands-on learning experience in the design and production of instructional materials. Fall. 

EDT 510         Design Tools                                                                                               3
Prereq.:  Admission to the EDT program or permission of instructor. Exploration of various software and hardware programs and how these multimedia tools can impact the design of instructional materials. Development of various audio and video compression skills. Summer. 

EDT 512         Computer-Based Instruction                                                                     3
Prereq.:  EDT 500, 501 or permission of instructor. Application of computer-based strategies for instruction, including interactivity, adaptivity, feedback, branching, and evaluation, with emphasis on screen design, developing flowcharts and storyboarding. Spring. 

EDT 514         Integrating Technology in the Classroom Curriculum                           3
Prereq.:  Admission to the EDT program or permission of instructor. Issues and strategies related to integrating technology in the curriculum. Instruction will be delivered both online (Blackboard Vista) and on campus. Theoretical basis and a practical skills orientation for leading technology integration effort. Summer, winter. 

EDT 521         Interactive Multimedia for Instruction I                                                   3
Prereq.:  EDT 512. Application of multimedia principles emphasizing screen design, branching, instructional, and media strategies, using flowcharts, storyboards, and evaluation techniques. Spring. 

EDT 522         Instructional Design and Evaluation II                                                     3
Prereq.:  EDT 500. Examination and application of cognitive theories and new instructional design concepts, such as needs assessment and media strategies. Fall. 

EDT 531         Interactive Multimedia for Instruction II                                                 3
Prereq.:  EDT 521. Production of multimedia through hands-on experiences that include CD-ROM mastering, digital audio and video, animation, graphics, programming, and subsequent evaluation procedures for Educational Technology. Summer. 

EDT 532         Distance Learning and Networking I                                                        3
Prereq.:  Matriculation or permission of instructor. Analysis of distance learning and networking, including hands-on experiences to design, produce, evaluate, and manage students' own distance learning and networking programs. Spring. 

EDT 533         Distance Learning & Networking II                                                          3
Prereq.:  EDT 532. This course is the second in the distance education sequence and continues the work started in EDT 532. Attention will be paid to developing advanced distance learning solutions involving Internet, off-line materials and interactive instructional movies. Students will create distance education instruction for clients. Summer.

EDT 597         Final Project                                                                                                3
Prereq.:  Permission of EDT advisor; completion of 24 credits in planned program; and an overall GPA of 3.00. Culminating experience. Students develop an instructional project that demonstrates acquired skills in design, production, and evaluation in Educational Technology. Summer. 

EDT 598         Inquiry in Educational Technology                                                          3
Prereq.:  Admission to the EDT program or permission of instructor. Graduate level research course with a focus on educational technology literature, providing familiarity with the process of reporting and evaluating research in the field. Research concepts and procedures will be stressed. Summer, winter. 

EDT 700         Topics in Leadership for Technology in Schools                          1 TO 3
Prereq.:  Admission to the Ed.D. program. Technology applications to enhance professional practice, increase organizational learning, and enhance productivity. Participants document their progress in meeting TSSA standards, and develop and carry out individualized learning plans. Variable credit to a total of 3 credits applied to the doctoral program. Summer. 

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