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Instructional Design & Technology

Master of Science Degree

Instructional designers work with instructors to understand the needs of their learners and design the most effective teaching materials. This degree prepares you to design and strategically incorporate technology into innovative learning experiences for students at all levels including adult learners, faculty training, corporate learning, K-12 education, and online learning environments.

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The instructional design process is usually based on one of many design theory models. This course explores the dominant models including ADDIE, Dick and Carey, Rapid Prototyping, and others. A practical and hands on course students will design instructional experiences that integrate current technology, a variety of media, and best practices.
This course examines the historical, philosophical, and social foundations of education with a focus on the influence of American education by paradigms of Behaviorism, Cognitivism, Constructivism, Design-Based, Humanism, and 21st Century Skills.
This course examines the design, development, and assessment of electronic portfolios. Students will be expected to develop their own electronic portfolio which will be populated with examples of their instructional design work generated throughout the program. Students will collaboratively design e-portfolio assessment tools.
Quality instruction is guided by data and research. This course examines the instruments and statistics commonly used in education & training. The course will critically examine research design and offer a foundation in case study and action research methodologies to help students stay current regarding best practices and to critically examine instructional innovations.
The course will explore technology integration standards as well as the role and potential of emerging technologies, and the intersection of technology and contemporary learning theory. The goal is not only to learn how to use various tools and technologies, but also to develop critical thinking skills regarding how and why we use technologies and how our uses impact learners.
This course examines the design, development, and assessment of electronic portfolios. Students will be expected to develop their own electronic portfolio which will be populated with examples of their instructional design work generated throughout the program. Students will collaboratively design e-portfolio assessment tools.
This course examines the practical integration of technology in the content areas. Students will develop an understanding of ways to leverage current and emerging technologies. The course will focus on gaining experience integrating technologies into instruction, evaluating current tools, video resources, and utilizing digital storytelling.
Using Gartner's Hype Cycle and Roger's Diffusion of Innovation as a guide, this course explores current technologies at different stages of adoption. Students will learn to use the models to predict the adoption of current emerging technologies and to evaluate their organization's adoption tendencies. Student's final presentation will be on an emerging technology.
This course examines the design, development, and assessment of electronic portfolios. Students will be expected to develop their own electronic portfolio which will be populated with examples of their instructional design work generated throughout the program. Students will collaboratively design e-portfolio assessment tools.
This course covers the key elements of leadership in instructional settings. An exploration of definitions of leadership, the application of leadership theory in instructional settings, roles of leaders, and an overview of foundational skills required for successful leadership such as effective interpersonal skills, project management, fostering collaboration, and budgeting.
This course addresses the complex and unique issues related to effectively managing projects in an Information Technology context. The course is grounded in the knowledge areas specified by the Project Management Institute (PMI). Team-based and discovery-based learning methods are stressed. Development projects reflect actual problems provided by industry. A formal software project management plan will be developed.
This course examines the design, development, and assessment of electronic portfolios. Students will be expected to develop their own electronic portfolio which will be populated with examples of their instructional design work generated throughout the program. Students will collaboratively design e-portfolio assessment tools.
This course explores formative, summative, and process assessment techniques with regards to system evaluation. Students will develop methods for measuring learning outcomes and setting clear success criteria for systems and technology initiatives.
This course covers the design and management of instruction on LMS and CMS systems. Students will have the opportunity to work hands on with a variety of current learning management platforms including Blackboard, Moodle, Canvas, Google Classroom, and others. Topics will include both technical and non-technical aspects to developing and managing instruction on educational learning platforms.
This course examines the design, development, and assessment of electronic portfolios. Students will be expected to develop their own electronic portfolio which will be populated with examples of their instructional design work generated throughout the program. Students will collaboratively design e-portfolio assessment tools.

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