About the Concentration:
Lock Haven University is offering Instructional Technology Concentration courses that can be taken separately or can be taken as the elective coursework for one of our other online Master of Education Programs (Alternative Education and Teaching and Learning). The Instructional Technology courses and both MED programs are offered 100% Online.
Instructional Technology is not about computers, it is about using technology to develop rich learning environments. A technology assisted classroom can create a project-based learning environment designed around real-world context. Technology can provide a venue for students to continue to engage in discussions after school and collaborate on solutions to problems.
The concentration in instructional technology introduces students to the management skills required to deliver a stable functional technology assisted teaching and learning environment. Students will choose individualized projects, design needs assessments, research products that support the functionality, compare usability, create a workflow for users, determine student and faculty satisfaction, and analyze the cost effectiveness versus improved learning outcomes.
Nationally Accredited Through NCATE|
National Board for Professional Teaching Standards Alignment
Meets Continuing Education Requirements
Convenience of Online Delivery
Low Out of Pocket Expenses
Students can register for these courses as a non-degree seeking student in a matter of minutes, via the online Walk-in Registration form. For more information visit the website at: Walk-In Registration
Graduate Enrollment Information in an M.Ed. Program:
For information on enrolling in either the MED Alternative Education or Teaching and Learning click here.
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
* Course Descriptions Pending Final Approval
The Instructional Technology Concentration Courses and Master of Education programs offered by Lock Haven are fully accredited through the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE).
The courses are aligned with the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards. The Master of Education programs and Instructional Technology Concentration provide skill and knowledge sets indicative of an accomplished teacher.
Instructional Technology courses are delivered 100% online. The convenience and flexibility of online delivery enables in-service teachers to complete their graduate coursework at a pace and on a schedule that fits the needs of their busy lifstyles. Graduate students follow the standard university schedule - 15 week fall and spring semesters, and two five-week condensed summer sessions. Students can vary their course load from one to three classes per semester. The modular format does not require a student to be on the computer at specific times. Students have the luxury of studying at times that are most convenient to them.
This web-based delivery takes advantage of leading edge technology to deliver the curriculum. Streaming audio, streaming video, threaded discussion, journaling, real-time chat discussions, document sharing and other instructional methods make it possible to create active and engaged learning communities. The discussions are tremendously engaging and the opportunities for learners to explore areas of interest and bring findings back to classmates for discussion, input and feedback are highly valuable to the process.
Test Drive the On-line Delivery System:
A interactive tutorial program has been built to allow interested students to Test Drive our On-line platform with an interactive guide through a variety of features of our course software. To access the tutorial follow this link Test Drive Online Delivery