Standards

Standards Alignment

All portfolios will be aligned with standards to demonstrate how the candidate has addressed a given set of proficiencies. Students in both the Instructional Technology and Performance & Training Technology masters programs will be expected to align their portfolio with the Association for Educational Communications and Technology's Standards for the Accreditation of School Media Specialist and Educational Technology Specialist Programs (formerly ECIT Standards). Portfolios are aligned with these ECIT standards, because both programs are based upon the standards and the candidates’ reflections on how their products connect with these standards will enhance program evaluation.

AECT's Standards

for the Accreditation of School Media Specialist and Educational Technology Specialist Programs

Standard 1: Design

Candidates demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and dispositions to design conditions for learning by applying principles of instructional systems design, message design, instructional strategies, and learner characteristics.

Standard 2: Development

Candidates demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and dispositions to develop instructional materials and experiences using print, audiovisual, computer-based, and integrated technologies.

Standard 3: Utilization

Candidates demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and dispositions to use processes and resources for learning by applying principles and theories of media utilization, diffusion, implementation, and policy-making.

Standard 4: Management

Candidates demonstrate knowledge, skills, and dispositions to plan, organize, coordinate, and supervise instructional technology by applying principles of project, resource, delivery system, and information management.

Standard 5: Evaluation

Candidates demonstrate knowledge, skills, and dispositions to evaluate the adequacy of instruction and learning by applying principles of problem analysis, criterion-referenced measurement, formative and summative evaluation, and long-range planning.

Download the complete standards document that includes all standards' indicators.