2014 Cohort - Instructional Technology (MA)

Tentative course schedule

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Summer 2014

INSTTECH 5131 Exploring Issues and Trends in Instructional Technology -- 3 unit(s)

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INSTTECH 5153 Using Digital and Social Media in Education -- 3 unit(s)

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Fall 2014

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.

Proposed title (effective Fall 2014): Planning and Producing Instructional Media*

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.

Proposed title (effective Fall 2014): Understanding Instructional Design*

Spring 2015

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.

-- 3 unit(s); Proposed title (effective Fall 2014): Writing a Graduate Paper/ePortfolio*

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.

Summer 2015

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.

Proposed course number/title (effective Fall 2014): INSTTECH 5110 Developing and Directing Online Learning*

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.

Proposed title (effective Fall 2014): Selecting and Integrating Instructional Technologies*

Fall 2015

INSTTECH 6205 Instructional Computing Design -- 3 unit(s)

Evaluation and design of computer-based instructional materials, involves hands-on experience in designing computer-based lessons and/or tutorials.

Proposed title (effective Fall 2014): Enhancing Learning Through Action Research*

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.

Proposed title (effective Fall 2014): Leading Change Through Instructional Technology*

Spring 2016

INSTTECH 6299 Research

Conduct supervised research on selected topic(s).

-- 3 unit(s)

*Course changes subject to approval for 2014-16 catalog

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. Summer sessions may include optional <a href="/continuinged/distance/delivery-methods">in-person instruction</a> on the UNI campus. 

Services and support

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