Educational Leadership and Counseling

Instructional Technology Online Program

Are you interested in:  

  1. Being able to plan, develop, evaluate, and advance instructional technology programs in K-12 education, higher education and/or business?
  2. Being able to implement instructional technology training programs in K-12 education, higher education and/or corporations?
  3. On-line courses and hands-on experience

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Program Objectives

  1. To provide students with a wide range of knowledge and skills in the development and maintenance of quality instructional technology programs
  2. To provide students with a background in instructional technology research and theory
  3. To prepare students in the effective implementation of instructional technology staff development programs
  4. To provide students with a knowledge of group dynamics and leadership skills to enhance development and integration of technology
  5. To provide students with knowledge of acquisition of grants and contracts to facilitate the implementation of technology
  6. To provide students with futuristic visionary leadership skills in implementing instructional technology network development and management
  7. To provide students with knowledge of legal and ethical requirements of instructional technology implementation

Employment Opportunities

K-12 Technologist, District Level Technology Coordinator, Educational Technology Support College/University Instructional Technologist, College/University Instructional Technology Instructor, Educational Software Consultant, Academic as well as Corporate jobs

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5303. Internship in Instructional Technology.
Field-based projects and experiences for the purpose of practical application of instructional technology. The purpose of the Internship is to develop leadership skills. The Internship is usually done in the student’s workplace.

5305. Graduate Research Project.
A graduate research project must be completed and submitted to the Graduate Office for a grade to be assigned, otherwise IP notations are recorded. This course is specifically designed for Plan II and Plan III students.

5311. Introduction to the Digital Learning Society.
Explores the technological evolution as it relates to K-16 education to rethink strategies for learning and to reflect upon the technological revolution that is transforming the world. Also explores enhancing individual intelligence through interaction with "smart" machines.

5312. World Wide Web Learning Environments.

Principles of Web-Based Instruction (WBI) and its role in creating learning environments that utilize the attributes and resources of the Internet and the World Wide Web (WWW).

Emphasis of pedagogical, technological, organizational, instructional and ethical issues related to design, development and delivery of WBI. Students will be required to critique several frameworks from a theoretical and applied perspective. Course will provide opportunity to design, develop and evaluate an instructional prototype that utilizes the attributes of the WWW.

5313. Principles of Instructional Design and Technology.
This course provides an overview of the field of Instructional Technology. Course content and activities will help students develop an awareness and understanding of the history, theories, and philosophies driving the field. In addition, this course will survey current trends and issues in the field.

5316 Instructional Design.
This course focuses on the application of instructional design principles to the systematic development of instruction. Upon completion of the course, students will have designed, developed, implemented, and evaluated a unit of instruction as well as materials related to its implementation, for a selected audience following the Dick and Carey model.

5318. Advanced Instructional Strategies and Learning Theories.
Advanced teaching skills and strategies for experienced teachers. Verbal and nonverbal instructional strategies and positive discipline approaches.

5320. Multimedia and Streaming Technology in the Classroom.
Provides opportunities to experience the instructional design process as applied to the development of a computer-based instructional prototype module. Opportunity to interact with subject matter experts, draft a comprehensive design approach and implement ideas using an authoring system. Focuses on facilitating connections between instructional design literature and practice of designing and developing instruction using multimedia technology. The use of streaming technology will target development of lessons for staff development and utilization of streaming media in school curriculum to enhance teacher effectiveness.

5321 Leadership in Instructional Technology

Analyzes the roles of the technology leader in an educational environment, including developing, planning, implementing and evaluating an initiative for technology integration. Emphasis will be placed on effective decision making strategies which optimize high quality learner outcomes.

5322. Computer and Internet Law.
Discusses and analyzes the federal, state and local laws regulating the use of computers and the Internet and the legal application to teaching and learning. Designed to assist
technology professionals in the acquisition of the knowledge, skills and concepts to keep administrators, teachers and staff abreast of the evolving laws and rules in addition to the requirements to avoid litigation or legal problems in schools related to computer/Internet law.

5327 Introduction to Online Learning.
Explores effective instructional technology and design strategies in the online classroom. The course will include theory to support examination and analysis of current practice, analysis and synthesis of research, and discussion of issues related to teaching and learning in online environments.

5329. Education Research.
Use of resources, techniques and basic skills.

5335 Action Research Introduction to action research through the investigation of a significant question or issue related to instructional technology in student’s learning environment.

5340 Emerging Trends and Issues Using a framework to examine current emerging trends and issues in instructional technology, students will investigate and evaluate new tools, strategies, and critical issues for teaching and learning with instructional technology.  Students will also review literature and practices to identify future trends in the field.

5372. Special Problems in Instructional Technology.
Focuses on current problems in the field of Instructional Technology and integration of technology in schools. Content will include seminars, workshops and development in innovations in the world of technology and telecommunications as applied in the educational setting.

Professional Organizations

The following is a list of links to professional organizations related to Instructional Technology.

For additional information, please contact the program coordinators:

Dr. Linda Challoo
Phone: (361) 593-4716