Instructional Design and Technology

Instructional Design and Technology Course Offerings

Instructional Design and Technology course offerings will be found under the 4 letter code of INDT in the course listings.  

501 – Instructional Technologies (3)

This course provides an overview of the design, development, integration, and evaluation of instructional technologies and associated instructional strategies. Ethical and legal issues, communicating and accessing information, evaluating hardware/software, and meeting the needs of diverse learners are reflected in course projects. Students develop a digital portfolio of artifacts that demonstrates attainment of technology skills and implementation of theories of learning related to the integration of technology to improve performance. The competencies addressed reflect State (TSIP), national standards (NETS, ISTE), and/or standards established by the American Society of Training and Development (ASTD).

531 – Emerging and Assistive Technologies (3)

This course explores emerging and assistive technologies with appropriate application of learning theories. Students investigate and analyze innovative instructional technologies to determine their value in learning environments. Assistive technology and its application within instructional programs to assist those with disabilities are examined. Students identify legislation, theory, and best practices associated with technology-based instruction and information as it relates to emerging and assistive technologies.

534 – Alternative Sensory Input and Communication (3)

This course examines the use of assistive technology for communication and sensory input. Reasons and concepts behind the development of alternative sensory input and augmentative communication are discussed. Varying levels of technological solutions are presented and evaluated from economic and social perspectives. Demonstrations and hands-on experience with several products provide students with practical experience to complement the concepts presented in the course.

545 – Organizational Leadership in Educational Technology (3)

This course examines the current and future roles of technology leadership for exchanging and communicating information and enhancing learning environments in instructional settings. Technology is explored from a variety of organizational perspectives to include access, planning, budgeting, maintenance, and management of the instructional environment. Emphasis is placed on leading innovative technology applications within the learning organization.

547 – Special Topics in Instructional Design and Technology (1-6)

The topics in this course vary each semester and focus on current issues and evolving topics in the field of instructional design and technology.

557 – Workplace, Transition, and Environmental Issues in Assistive Technology (3)

This course surveys the issues and trends surrounding the use of assistive technology in the workplace. Hands-on demonstrations for a variety of products help students understand how assistive technology can increase productivity and independence. Environmental topics affecting the adoption and use of assistive technology in the workplace are presented. This course presents strategies for successful transitioning from one environment to another or for adapting to existing work or educational environments.