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.

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.

6310 SPECIAL PROJECTS Studies in diverse areas of Instructional Technology 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 ITEC Program Coordinator.

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.

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.

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 II Continuation of ITEC 6340.  Extension of fundamental techniques and the production of more complex media.  Prerequisite:  ITEC 6340.

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

6350 INSTRUCTIONAL DESIGN  Development of an instructional prototype based upon specifications for instruction.  Introduction to the systems approach to the design and development of instruction.

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.

6360 INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY AND COPYRIGHT  This course will provide an overview of intellectual property issues that impact digital media.  As both creators and users of copyrighted information, instructional technology leaders are affected by the rules surrounding ownership and use of information.  This course will also address plagiarism in the digital environment.

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

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

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.