2012 Cohort - Instructional Technology (MA)

Tentative course schedule

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Summer 2012

INSTTECH 5139 Media Planning and Production -- 3 unit(s)

Planning and production steps essential for media production: processes, techniques and services needed for the planning and production of multimedia projects. Students plan and produce a real-world instructional multimedia production. Lab as arranged. Prerequisite(s): INSTTECH 1020 or INSTTECH 1031 or consent of instructor; junior standing.

TBD To be determined -- TBD unit(s)

Fall 2012

INSTTECH 5131 Technology in Education -- 3 unit(s)

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.

INSTTECH 6240 Instructional Design -- 3 unit(s)

Students will apply a systematic instructional design model from the initial analysis through design, development and evaluation. Students will master the fundamental practices upon which the instructional design process is based.

Spring 2013

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.

INSTTECH 6232 Selection and Integration of Instructional Technology -- 3 unit(s)

Examines new technologies that generate need for new literacies for 21st century students. Includes procedures for selection and integration of instructional technologies to support learning.

Summer 2013

INSTTECH 6210 Distance Education -- 3 unit(s)

Distance education and the special needs/concerns of teaching at a distance. Guidelines for effective distance education, engaging online learners, addressing learner needs and interactive learning environments.

ELEMECML 6201 Issues and Trends in Curriculum -- 3 unit(s)

Current ideas influencing the planning and implementation of curriculum. Prerequisite(s): consent of department.

Fall 2013

INSTTECH 6289 Seminar in Instructional Technology

Refines the necessary skills to write a Master’s paper; includes researching, reading, writing and formatting the paper. May not be repeated.

-- 2 unit(s)

LITED 6212 Methods and Materials in Literacy Education -- 3 unit(s)

Integrated approach to language learning within and across grades K-12, with a strong emphasis on reading and writing connections within content areas and across children’s and young adult literature. Prerequisite(s): graduate standing; previous course work in literacy education or consent of instructor.

Spring 2014

INSTTECH 6237 Coordinating Technology in an Educational Setting -- 3 unit(s)

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.

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INSTTECH 6260 Advanced Instructional Technology Projects

Independent media projects. Credit to be determined at time of registration; project, credit and evaluation criteria require advance consent of instructor. May be repeated for maximum of 4 hours for any section.

-- 1 unit(s); Sec. 1 Computer Applications
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INSTTECH 6299 Research

Conduct supervised research on selected topic(s).

-- 2 unit(s)
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Course delivery

Courses in this program are offered entirely online via eLearning, a Blackboard learning management system requiring Internet access and a web browser. Most of the courses will also meet Tuesday evenings through interactive video conferencing using Adobe Connect. While most students encounter very few technical difficulties with our online courses, our team of support specialists is available to assist you as needed.

Services and support

Support services such as access to the UNI Rod Library, UNI Financial Aid and technical assistance will be readily available.