Course Descriptions

Minimum hours to complete this program – 33 Hours

Course Offering Schedule for SP 17 - FA 18

Required Courses (15 hours)

TECH 8693 Multiple Perspectives on Instructional Technology
Three hours lecture. This course surveys major theoretical perspectives of instructional design, and examines related research and applications in a variety of instructional design settings.

TECH 8703 Trends and Issues in Instructional Systems and Technology
Three hours lecture. Focuses on the trends, issues, theories, and applications of instructional systems. It introduces the areas of instructional design, multimedia, distance education, and human performance technologies.

TECH 8713 Research in Instructional Systems & Workforce Development
Two hours lecture. Two hours laboratory. This course deals with the research process as related to Instruction Systems and Workforce Development (ISWD) from idea formulation through data analysis and interpretation.

TECH 8793 Directed Project and Portfolio Development
Three hours lecture. The course focuses on the development and presentation of a project and a portfolio based on the student's program area of concentration. Evaluation by jury.

TECH 8843 Foundations of Instructional Systems and Technology
Three hours lecture. An examination of the foundation and philosophical knowledge for instructional systems and design models including evaluation of instructional design processes.


Concentrations Areas (12 hours; Choose One)

Instructional Design:

TECH 8523 Project Management in Instructional Design
Three hours lecture. This course reviews multimedia design principles that are based on empirical research studies and the cognitive theory of multimedia learning to foster effective multimedia instruction.

TECH 8533 Evaluation and Assessment in Instructional Systems & Technology
Three hours lecture. Focus on the effective course/program evaluation and assessment methods, theories, and applications in instructional systems and technology.

TECH 8623 Instructional Design I
Three hours lecture. The analysis, design, development, implementation, and evaluation of instruction for organizations.

TECH 8723 Instructional Design II
(Prerequisite: TECH 8623). Three hours lecture. Advanced application of instructional design for organizations

Distance Education:

TECH 8533 Evaluation and Assessment in Instructional Systems & Technology
Three hours lecture. Focus on the effective course/program evaluation and assessment methods, theories, and applications in instructional systems and technology.

TECH 8813 Foundations of Distance Education
Three hour lecture. This course investigates foundation of distance education and trends and issues such as administration, design, development, implementation, instructional challenges, and evaluation in distance education.

TECH 8823 Design, Delivery, and Management of Distance Education
Three hour lecture. This course focuses on major theories and practices related to the design, delivery and management of distance education programs.

TECH 8853 Learning Technologies in Distance Education
Three hours lecture. This course investigates theoretical concepts of online learning. With this understanding, students will then experience creating a practical e-learning module using an e-learning authoring system.

Multimedia:

TECH 8443 Theories of Multimedia Learning
Three hours lecture. This course reviews multimedia design principles that are based on empirical research studies and the cognitive theory of multimedia learning to foster effective multimedia instruction.

TECH 8543 Multimedia Design I
Three hours lecture. This course focuses on major principles and guidelines for creating instructional graphics and provides hands-on skills in graphic design.

TECH 8643 Multimedia Design II
(Prerequisite: TECH 8543). Three hours lecture. This course focuses on the concepts, issues, and practices for creating effective instructional videos and provides hands-on skills in digital video production.

TECH 8743 Interactive Media
(Prerequisite: TECH 8643). Two hours lecture. Two hours laboratory. This course will provide experiences in investigating, designing, developing and integrating a variety of interactive instructional media


Non-Thesis Option Elective (6 hours)

Thesis Option Electives (6 hours)