Course Descriptions

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Instructional Media and Technology
Introduces students to the design, development, delivery, assessment and communication tools used for technology enhanced instruction.  Students will develop a course within a learning management system to demonstrate their knowledge and skills in the use of instructional media and technology.  Research into best practices will provide the opportunity for reflect on the role these digital tools play in the teaching and learning process.
Management of Instructional Technologies
Introduces students to management skills required to deliver a stable, full-featured technology assisted teaching and learning environment.  Individualized projects will look at designing a needs assessment, researching the products that support the functionality required, comparing products functionality and usability, set-up and deliver a working prototype, create a workflow for system users, design an evaluation system that assesses student and faculty satisfaction, and determine the cost effectiveness of the product in relation to improved learning outcomes.
Conceptualization & Development of Instructional Technologies
Introduces students to the conceptualization and for development strategy needed to bring a new product to end users that addresses an educational need.  The student will select an individualized project, design a needs assessment, research the products, define niche opportunities, review companies that support the area of interest, prepare a product proposal and requirements document, and determine the cost effectiveness of the product in relation to improved learning outcomes.
Integration of Rich Media into Instruction
Introduce students to the design and development of media rich content for instruction.  This can include a combination of text, audio, graphics, animation, video or interactive simulations.   Opportunities will be provided to prepare materials live or create pre-recorded content.  Emphasis will be given to best practices in the use of the media and adding ADA compliant materials.
Emerging Instructional Technologies
Introduces students to the horizon of emerging technologies.  Analysis and evaluative strategies will be developed that project the possible impact these technologies will have on the classroom of the future.  Case studies will be reviewed demonstrating how a technology became popular or obsolete gaining a perspective of the lifecycle of technology.  Projects will focus on emergent technologies and the evolution of classroom instruction. 
Copyright in the Digital Millennium
Introduce students to copyright law, the Teach Act, Fair Use, and management of digital assets.  Conflicts posed by restraining the use of copyright materials in creative efforts and teaching will be discussed and student will review case studies concerning the violation of copyright.  Individualized projects will look at the use of digital works in an organization and propose policies, protocols and procedures for digital rights management.
Grant Acquisition, Management and Reporting
Introduce students to grant writing policies, procedures, compliance, and data and records management.  Individualized projects will look at the designing a needs assessment, researching the organizations and foundations that support similar projects, reviewing the procedures for application, writing a proposal, creating a timeline, establishing milestones, building a budget, and, utilizing an electronic reporting system for grant application and management. 

Teaching & Learning in an Information Age  
Provides graduate students with an understanding of the teaching/learning process in relation to the emergence of the "information age."    Students will consider paradigm shifts in the roles of teacher, learner and technology.  Students will compare and contrast the effectiveness of various technology types and how they impact the teaching/learning process.  Students will develop technology enhanced learning experiences while developing technology skills reflective of the best practices and applications.   
Advanced Instructional Design and Development  
The purpose of this course is to provide graduate students understanding and experience with various models of instructional design and development.  Students will identify topics, analyze learners, generate objectives and assessments as well as develop content outlines and learning activities.  Learners will develop a personal instructional design model reflecting their educational philosophy and approach