Courses

UNI Instructional Technology Course Descriptions

from the 2012-2014 Catalog

COURSES FOR MINOR: 

INSTTECH 1020. Secondary Educational Technology and Design -- 2 hrs. 

Design and production of media and the operation of hardware and software for grades 5-12 educational use. Includes selection and use of various educational technologies within an instructional design framework. (Typically offered Fall, Spring, and Summer)

INSTTECH 1030. Creating Technology-Enhanced learning Environment (Classroom Computer Applications) -- 3 hrs.

Use of microcomputer technology in the classroom. Emphasis on evaluating instructional software and integrating computer technology with common teaching/learning practices. Prerequisite(s): 240:020 or 240:031. (Typically offered Spring)

INSTTECH 1031. Educational Technology and Design -- 3 hrs. 

Selection and use of various educational technologies within an instructional design framework. Includes the design and production of media and the operation of hardware and software for Pre-K-8 educational use. (Typically offered Fall, Spring, and Summer)

 


 

COURSES FOR MINORS AND GRADUATE PROGRAM:

*INSTTECH 4131/5131.  Exploring Issues and Trends in Instructional Technology (Technology in Education) -- 3 hrs.

Issues confronting contemporary education and the effective integration of technology to support learning. Investigation of the historical, social and scientific uses of technology in education from various perspectives. Prerequisite(s): junior standing. (Typically offered Fall)

INSTTECH4138/5138  Understanding Visual Literacy (Visual Literacy) -- 3 hrs. 

Focus on examining aspects of visual design. Interpretation and design of visuals that facilitate communication. Prerequisite(s): junior standing. (Typically offered Spring)

*INSTTECH 4139/5139  Planning and Producing Instructional Media (Media Planning and Production) -- 3 hrs. 

Planning steps essential for media production; processes, equipment, techniques, and services needed for the production, duplication, and release of media. Lab as arranged. Prerequisite(s): INSTTECH 1031 or INSTTECH 1030 or consent of instructor; junior standing. (Typically offered Fall, Spring, and Summer)

INSTTECH 4140/5140  Using Databases in Education -- 3 hrs. 

Introduction to using databases and informational retrieval systems in an educational setting. Emphasis on basic concept and skills of databasing and experiencing ways that databases can be used in a teaching method to emphasize problem-solving. Exploration beyond personal computer databases to using and integrating Internet resources into classroom curriculum. Prerequisite(s): INSTTECH 1030 or INSTTECH 1031 junior standing. (Typically offered Fall and Summer)

INSTTECH 4147/5147  Digital Imaging -- 3 hrs. 

Focus on basic principles, skills, and techniques of preparing digital images. Lab as arranged. Prerequisite(s): junior standing. (Typically offered Fall and Summer, discontinued from Fall 2014)

*INSTTECH 4153/5153. Using Social Media in Education  (Emerging Instructional Technologies) -- 3 hrs. 

Current leading-edge research about emerging instructional technologies is integrated with hands-on experiences. Existing applications are examined and skills necessary for implementation are learned. Students integrate technology into an instructional unit and document their pedagogical choices. Prerequisite(s): INSTTECH 1030 or INSTTECH 4139; junior standing; consent of instructor. (Typically offered Fall and Summer)

INSTTECH 4160. Media Projects -- 1-4 hrs. 

Specialized study in independent media projects. Credit to be determined at time of registration; project, credit and evaluation criteria require advance consent of instructor.

        Sec. 1. Computer Applications. Prerequisite(s): 1020 or 1031.
        Sec. 2. Digital Imaging. Prerequisite(s): 4147.
        Sec. 3. Learning Environments.
        Sec. 4. Multi-Media Authoring. Prerequisite(s): 1030.
        Sec. 5. Television. Prerequisite(s): 4150.
        Sec. 6. Visualization.
        Sec. 7. Web Development. Prerequisite(s): 1020 or 1031.
        May be repeated for maximum of 4 hours for any section. (Typically offered Fall, Spring, and Summer)

INSTTECH 4186. Studies in Media -- 1-4 hrs. 

(Typically offered Fall, Spring, and Summer)

INSTTECH 4189. Readings in Media -- 1-3 hrs. 

(Typically offered Fall, Spring, and Summer)

INSTTECH 4205/5205. Instructional Computing Design -- 3 hrs.

Evaluation and design of computer-based instructional materials. Hands-on experiences with the design of computer-based lessons. Prerequisite(s): 240:240. (Typically offered Spring and Summer, discontinued from Fall 2014)

*INSTTECH 5210/6210. Developing and Directing On-line Learning (Distance Education) -- 3 hrs.

  Introduction to distance education. Focus on historical perspectives, theories, research, and operational issues. (Typically offered Spring)

*INSTTECH 5231/6232. Selecting and Integrating Instructional Technologies (Selection and Integration of Materials) -- 3 hrs.

Evaluation of the instructional setting along with the procedures for selection and integration of materials. (Variable)

 

COURSES FOR GRADUATE PROGRAM

*INSTTECH 6237. Leading Change through Instructional Technology (Coordinating Technology in an Educational Setting) -- 3 hrs.

Examination of the many roles assumed by a technology coordinator in an educational setting. Exploration of the processes of technology planning, management, and support in both theory and through practical applications. (Typically offered Spring)

*INSTTECH 6240. Understanding Instructional Design (Instructional Development) -- 3 hrs. 

Analysis and synthesis for structuring learning environments including learner, task, environmental, and instructional strategy analysis. (Typically offered Fall)

INSTTECH 6260. Advanced Media Projects -- 1-4 hrs. 

Specialized study in independent media projects. Credit to be determined at time of registration; project, credit, and evaluation criteria require advance consent of instructor.

       Sec. 1. Computer Applications. Prerequisite(s): 5139.  
       Sec. 2. Digital Imaging. Prerequisite(s): 5147.
       Sec. 3. Learning Environments.
       Sec. 4. Multimedia Authoring.
       Sec. 5. Television. Prerequisite(s): 5150.
       Sec. 6. Visualization.
       Sec. 7. Web Development. Prerequisite(s): 5170.

       May be repeated for maximum of 4 hours for any section.  (Typically offered Fall, Spring, and Summer)

INSTTECH 6285. Readings in Media -- 1-3 hrs. 

Review of individualized selected readings in an area of emphasis as determined by instructor and student. May be repeated for maximum of 3 hours. (Typically offered Fall, Spring, and Summer)

INSTTECH 6286. Studies in Media -- 1-4 hrs. 

Individualized study of a specific problem or application in an area as determined by instructor and student. (Typically offered Fall, Spring, and Summer)

*INSTTECH 6289. Seminar: Writing Graduate Paper -- 1 hr.

 Special topics listed in Schedule of Classes. May be repeated on different topics for maximum of 3 hours. (Typically offered Fall, Spring, and Summer)

INSTTECH 6297. Practicum -- 2-3 hrs. 

(Typically offered Fall, Spring, and Summer)

INSTTECH 6299. Research. 

(Typically offered Fall, Spring, and Summer) 

INSTTECH 7340. Designing Instructional Systems -- 3 hrs. 

Application of current research and theory to the instructional design process. Systematic process of translating principles of learning and instruction, employing several instructional design models.

 

The required courses from other programs:

*MEASRES 6205: Educational Research --3 unit(s) 

An introduction to research methods relevant to educational research with an emphasis on how these methods address the challenges of conducting research in applied settings such as schools. Course content includes a survey of major types of research designs (both quantitative and qualitative) and their associated approaches for minimizing bias, establishing validity, collecting data, and drawing conclusions. A primary goal of this course is to equip students with an understanding of basic concepts and tools so they can systematically locate, efficiently read and critically evaluate empirical research studies.