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).

510 – Foundations and Theories of Instructional Design and Technology (3)

This course explores the field of instructional design and technology and focuses on the development of an awareness and understanding of the theories and philosophies in the discipline. The course also prepares students to assume leadership roles as instructional designers in learning organizations. Students explore the instructional system design approach, the history and evolution of educational technology as well as foundations, theories, trends, and current issues in the field of instructional design.

521 – Information Literacy in the Digital Age (3)

This course provides students with opportunities to develop and use a wide variety of electronic information resources in order to increase their understanding, knowledge, and skills in information literacy. Students define a framework for understanding the retrieval, organization, evaluation, presentation, and use of digital information in a global environment. Students acquire a working knowledge of information resources to assist in performance development and research activities. This course ensures, through course-embedded applications, that students are effective users of information and are prepared to take leadership roles in various environments by critically evaluating the usefulness and validity of different types of digital resources.

522 – Distributed Learning and Collaboration (3)

This course examines the historical perspectives, theoretical framework, and practical issues surrounding distributed learning and explores current and emerging trends relative to learning organizations. Instructional strategies for designing, facilitating, and managing online learning are reviewed with emphasis on instructing, interacting, and providing feedback. Online learning communities and communities of practice are also analyzed. Students design and develop interactive online instructional modules for a targeted audience in a distributed learning environment.

530 – Instructional Design and Technology (3)

This course examines the systems design process for various learning environments. Students explore the design, development, and evaluation of instructional materials. Emphasis is placed on effective planning, developing, evaluating, and managing the instructional process. Students use the instructional systems design process, learning theories, instructional methods, and tools to evaluate performances. Cognitive task analysis is implemented to determine instructional content, to develop instructional goals and product specifications, and to create a prototype of instructional products.

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.

532 – New Media Design (3)

This course examines interactive design through theory and practice. The instructional systems design approach is used to develop new media to improve performance. Emphasis is placed on the analysis, design, development, production, and delivery of instruction using information and communications technology. New design paradigms and interactive technologies are explored. Focus is placed on creating meaningful learning experiences through interaction and interface design using emerging technologies.

533 – Visual Literacy and Design (3)

This course explores vision-competencies, image comprehension, and visual communication. Students analyze, apply, and create conceptual representations that promote knowledge acquisition. Students use visual learning research to design instruction to achieve performance objectives. Assessment strategies using visuals are explored to enhance the systematic design of instruction. Visualization principles, tools, formats, and theory are used to achieve enhanced cognitive  processes.

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.

558 – Legal and Regulatory Environments of Technology Management and Emerging Technologies (3)

This course examines the legal and regulatory framework for professionals who have responsibility for managing the use and development of technology in the workplace. Students consider the historical foundation and current status of laws that govern technology. In addition, they analyze issues concerning federal legislation, litigation, and policy concerning those with disabilities. And they evaluate meaningful access and privacy issues in the use and development of technology. Topics include laws surrounding Internet use in the workplace, right of access to information, the free flow and use of information, and the roles of government and the private sector in protecting access and privacy. The course assesses how litigation, the Assistive Technology Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act impact the use and development of technology in the workplace. Students also assess technology law as it relates to relevant issues surrounding confidentiality of medical information, intellectual property, and cybercrime. (Cross listed with MBUS 558 and MMIS 558. Credit is awarded for only one of these.)