Master of Education: Instructional Design and Development
Instructional Technology Foundations and Theories of Learning (EDIT 704, Fall 2008)
Description: Reviews practical and pedagogical issues related to design and development of technological instruction. Emphasizes investigating instructional design as a field and community of practice, and reviewing core learning theory constructs applicable to design of instructional technology.
Instructional Guide: How to Prepare Hot Artichoke and Spinach Dip
Instructional Guide: How to Eat Blue Crabs
Research: Cognitive Inquiry
Instructional Design (EDIT 705, Fall 2008)
Description: Helps students analyze, apply, and evaluate principles of instructional design to develop education and training materials spanning a wide range of knowledge domains and instructional technologies. Focuses on variety of instructional design models, with emphasis on recent contributions from cognitive science and related fields.
Sample work: Instructional Design Plan
Web Accessibility and Design (EDIT 526, Spring 2009)
Description: Develops understanding of principles of universal web design. Students apply this understanding by designing and developing accessible web site using web authoring tools.
Sample work: Accessibility Assessment (508 Compliance) on the ESPN website
Advanced Instructional Design (EDIT 730, Spring 2009)
Description: Capstone course of three-course sequence on theory and practice of instructional design. Helps students apply ideas developed in prior courses to complete major instructional design project. Covers leading-edge ideas in evolution of instructional design.
Constructivist Environment: Effective Teaching Techniques
Constructivist Environment Prototype
Project Management Tools (EDIT 573, Summer 2009)
Description: Teaches students the principles of project management as it is applied to instructional design. Explores project management tools used to manage, plan, and track large-scale multimedia and hypermedia projects.
Sample work: Project Management Plan: Electronic Workflow Application Project Plan
Authoring Tools (EDIT 575, Summer 2009)
Description: Introduces specific authoring tools through hands-on lab instruction, interaction with software interface, construction of instructional sequences, importing video and audio clips, resource management, and animation.
Captivate Project 1: How to Run a PowerPoint Presentation
Captivate Project 2: Tour of Uzhhorod
Captivate Project 3: How to Use Twitter
Innovations in Distance Learning (EDIT 611, Fall 2009)
Description: Explores educational opportunities through electronic networks and telecommunications. Hands-on activities focus on planning, implementation, and evaluation. Students discuss emerging applications, and how new approaches to learning can be integrated into today’s classrooms.
Community of Practice Environment: Social Media in the Government
Analysis and Design of Technology-Based Learning Environments (EDIT 732, Fall 2009)
Description: Enables design, implementation, and evaluation of technology-based education and training materials using advanced computer-based authoring tools.
Subject matter: mLearning in Rural Africa Clinical Workers
Interface Template Design
Design, Rationale and Testing
Web-based Instructional Tools (EDIT 772, Fall 2009)
Description: Provides overview of web development tools. Using instructional design principles, students interact with variety of web publishing software programs to develop a project web site.
Sample work: Tour of Ukraine
Design and Implementation of Technology-based Learning Environments (EDIT 752, Spring 2010)
Description: Students design and produce multimedia/hypermedia applications based on current theory and research in instructional design and cognitive science. Examines user needs, information models, structure, and media selection and uses to inform design and production of final project.
User Research Project Plan
Research Report: Round 1
Research Report: Round 2
Educational Research in Technology (EDIT 590, Spring 2010)
Description: Focuses on developing skills, insights, and understanding basics to performing research with emphasis on interpretation, application, critique, and use of findings in educational settings. Students develop expertise in action research methodology, design, and implementation.
Sample work: Relationship Between Learning Style and Learner Satisfaction