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Instructional Technology (ITEC)

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[1] Courses in Instructional Technology (ITEC)

5345  FUNDAMENTALS OF WEB DESIGN  This course assists professionals in technical and educational fields to develop effective web sites using HTML code as well as design principles using graphics, text, and color.

6V10 SPECIAL PROJECTS (Variable credit: 1-3 credit hours.) Studies in diverse areas of Instructional Technologies which are not included within the content of courses offered by the department. No more than three hours of special projects credit can be applied to a degree program. Prerequisite: Permission of Instructional Technology Coordinator.

6301 INSTRUCTIONAL DESIGN USING TECHNOLOGY This course will provide an overview of education definitions, concepts, history, characteristics, philosophy, issues, learning theories, and instructional procedures. Candidates are required to investigate current issues in using instructional technology for education and application of technology in alignment with learning theories. Candidates will analyze the characteristics of online education and apply their findings pedagogically through course projects.

6305 FOUNDATIONS OF DISTANCE EDUCATION This course will provide an overview of distance education definitions, concepts, history, characteristics, philosophy, issues, learning theories, and instructional procedures.  Candidates are required to investigate current issues in distance education and review distance education history and learning theories.  Candidates will analyze the characteristics of distance education and apply their findings pedagogically through course projects.

6315 DISTANCE EDUCATION COURSE DESIGN, IMPLEMENTATION, AND EVALUATION This course requires candidates to examine the process of Instructional Systems Design (ISD) as it relates to distance education course development.  Various instructional design models to develop distance education courses will be investigated.  The Analysis, Design, Development, Implementation and Evaluation Model (ADDIE) will be introduced and used.  Candidates will concentrate on web-based courses in the areas of design and delivery.  Course implementation and evaluation will also be investigated.

6318 MICROCOMPUTER NETWORKING Basics and protocols of data communication and architecture, LANS, and cabling; networking operating systems; and troubleshooting microcomputer networks. Prerequisite: ASTL 5325.

6320 TEACHING AND LEARNING CODING AND PROGRAMMING I In this course students will be introduced to computational thinking, computer programming, algorithms, syntax, and programming structures. Students will explore computer science and a way of problem solving and develop deeper understanding of (1) what defines computer science, (2) designing algorithms to solve problems, and (3) how to translate algorithms into computer programs. Students will learn to code using freely available computer programming languages such as Scratch, Snap!, Blackly, and Alice. Specific topics covered include variables, functions, conditionals, loops, arrays, recursion, and object-oriented programming. No prior knowledge of computing is required.

6321 TEACHING AND LEARNING CODING AND PROGRAMMING II This course builds on the content of Coding and Programming I and focuses on programming using Python. The course includes topics of planning, engineering, and implementing a software system. The final product will demonstrate the student’s expertise in high-level programming. Prerequisite: ITEC 6320.

6322 COMPUTING SYSTEMS AND NETWORKING In this course students explore the fundamentals of computer structure, operation, and communication. Topics include networking, clouds, device communication, the fundamentals of the internet structure and protocols, digital security, cybersecurity including encryption, the components of the web, and emerging networking technologies. No prior knowledge of computer science is required.

6325 DISTANCE EDUCATION TECHNOLOGY This course provides a review of the history of technology used in distance education.  Basic terminology and technology (hardware, networks, and software) are examined.  Asynchronous and synchronous technologies and tools used in teaching and learning are analyzed.  Technology specific to online technology is explored along with the criteria and guidelines for selecting technologies for distance education.  The future of technology in distance education is investigated.

6327 DATA AND ANALYSIS IN COMPUTER SCIENCE In this course students learn about how data is created and handled in computers from the perspective of the machine. Topics include the bit as a fundamental element for data construction, data encryption, use and application of computer tools, data storage and manipulation, data collection methods using technology, and uses of data along with data analysis. No prior knowledge of computing is needed.

6328 TEACHING AND LEARNING IN COMPUTER SCIENCE In this course students explore a range of topics associated with teaching about computing, computational thinking, and programming. Topics to be covered include how to effectively teach students topics such as identification of computer artifacts, development of computational artifacts, modifying existing artifacts, testing computational artifacts, fixing errors in artifacts, enhancing usability of computational artifacts, and using leading-edge technologies for developing computational artifacts. No prior knowledge of computing is required.

6330 WEB-BASED TEACHING AND LEARNING This course examines a variety of theoretical approaches to teaching and learning in a distance education environment.  Class management, building communities online, and interactive strategies are major topics of the course.  Candidates will also explore the context in which teaching and learning occurs, including the needs of diverse learners, technology access equity/inequity issues, academic integrity, digital divide, and cultural awareness issues.  Course management software (i.e., Blackboard, WebCT, Learning Space) will also be examined.

6335 COMPUTER APPLICATION SOFTWARE Introduction to applications software, emphasizing word processing, database management, spreadsheets, and integrated software.  Hardware specifications and configurations as well as the retrieval of information from external sources will be investigated.  Prerequisite:  ASTL 5325.

6337 COMPUTER GRAPHICS AND ANIMATION Production of computer graphics and animation.  Prerequisite:  Computer experience and consent of instructor.

6340 DESIGN AND PRODUCTION OF MEDIA RESOURCES I Media production in terms of client product specifications.  Requires the production of basic media products and serves as a foundation for producing graphic media necessary for televised, photographic, and computerized productions.

6341 DESIGN AND PRODUCTION OF MEDIA RESOURCES FOR ONLINE COURSES Continuation of ITEC 6340. Extension of fundamental techniques and the production of complex media that are designed to be used in online teaching environments. Prerequisite: ITEC 6340 or permission of the instructor.

6342 ADVANCED INSTRUCTIONAL TECHNIQUES FOR TRAINERS Selection or design of instructional training strategies based upon adult learning theories.

6351 INSTRUCTIONAL PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT Developmental procedures necessary to produce validated learning packages in a variety of media formats.

6354 MULTIMEDIA Computer applications as applied to education and instruction.  Emphasis on hardware/software components and the design and construction of a multimedia presentation.

6355 INSTRUCTIONAL SOFTWARE DESIGN AND PROGRAMMING Integration and application of instructional design and development concepts as applied to the production of instructional software for education, business, and medicine.

6357 DIAGNOSTIC TECHNIQUES FOR COMPUTER MAINTENANCE AND REPAIR Discussions and exercises concerning concepts, design criteria, general circuitry theory, module installation, system configurations, and preventive maintenance of microcomputers.

6365 NETWORKING TECHNOLOGIES Administration of client/server networks, with an emphasis on network operating system software.  Course includes implementing a working network server.

6368 TECHNOLOGY PLANNING AND LEADERSHIP Management of electronic resources in schools, businesses, and industries including related activities:  planning, design, policy making, maintenance, and training programs.

6370 TEACHER LEADERSHIP IN ONLINE EDUCATION This course provides students with the opportunity to develop leadership skills in the area of online education. The organization, management, and administration of online education systems will be investigated as well as ethical issues in online education. A variety of leadership issues in educational environments will be discussed. Topics include leadership skills, institutional issues, instructor/student relations, faculty development, collaboration, funding, policy, resource support, and ethics.

6371 UNIVERSAL DESIGN FOR LEARNING This course delves into designing online courses to be in alignment with a wide diversity of student learning needs. The emphasis of this course is on designing courses in alignment with ADA and IDEA guidelines/requirements for accessibility, to meet each learner’s set of skills, needs, and capacity. Students will learn how to structure online courses in ways that take into consideration elements such as the welcome statement, consistent navigation, effective tools, promotion of etiquette, meaningful use of color, readability, document format, meaningful graphics and visual communications, captioning, and the design of slide presentations.

6372 ONLINE EDUCATIONAL COURSE DESIGN, DELIVERY, IMPLEMENTATION, AND EVALUATION This course requires students to examine the process of Instructional Systems Design (ISD) as it relates to online educational course development. Various instructional design models to develop online educational courses will be investigated. The Analysis, Design, Development, Implementation, and Evaluation Model (ADDIE) will be introduced and used. Students will concentrate on web-based courses in the areas of design and delivery. Course implementation and evaluation will also be investigated.

6373 ONLINE TEACHING AND INSTRUCTIONAL STRATEGIES In this course students learn about teaching and instructional strategies to engage students in online learning environments. Topics covered include evidence-based practices, fostering interactions among students, creating a community of learners, promoting project-based learning, adjusting to multiple perspectives, understanding students’ perspectives of learning online, and maintaining frequent student-teacher interactions. The course places strong emphasis on the principles of Universal Design for Learning.

6375 GLOBAL INFORMATION RESOURCES Techniques and processes for accessing and retrieving global information resources through networks for instructional design purposes.

6380 SUPPORTING STUDENT SUCCESS IN ONLINE TEACHING In this course students learn about how to promote student success in online learning environments. Topics covered include engaging students through a variety of methods, providing feedback to students, setting and maintaining expectations, setting and communicating learning objectives, defining interaction and assessment criteria, explaining learning expectations, appropriate learning expectations, and engaging students who are struggling. The course places strong emphasis on the principles of Universal Design for Learning.

6391 APPRENTICESHIP IN INSTRUCTIONAL TECHNOLOGIES This capstone course requires candidates to engage in supervised field experience, observation, and practice, in an approved organization.  This course is designed to enable candidates to engage in on-the-job experiences under the supervision of a qualified professional and a college instructor.  Candidates are required to accumulate 100 clock hours of practical experience engaging in activities within the instructional technology field.

6392 SEMINAR: TRENDS/ISSUES IN INSTRUCTIONAL TECHNOLOGIES A course designed to provide exploration of current topics relevant to instructional technology leaders.  Current relevant issues that will be discussed include project management, personnel management, ethical use of technology, copyright, technology planning, and professionalism.