Educational Technology (EDET)
Study of multimedia elements (e.g., graphics, animation, audio, and video) including the creation and editing of materials. Instructional applications, copyright issues, and technology limitations will be explored.
Application of instructional design criteria to computer and noncomputer interactions. Analyses include requisite cognitive processes, affective outcomes, and ethical standards. Design and formative testing of interactive exercises.
Critical analysis of research in multimedia programs and implications for instruction. Application of instructional design criteria to develop, author, and evaluate multimedia projects.
An introduction to the relationships between biology, learning theory, and instructional models.
Behavioral and cognitive learning principles applicable to the design of technology-based instruction and performance training.
Principles and models of instructional design and the assessment of learning. Applications of the instructional design process and assessment criteria to develop instruction and assessment tools for technology-based environments.
Application of Universal Design, assistive devices, and other technologies to assure access to information and productivity tools by persons with disabilities, English-language learners, students at risk, and the elderly.
The organization and administration of media programs in school buildings and districts, regional and state centers, and colleges and universities. Procedures, problems, and trends for an integrated instructional support system will be emphasized.
Telecommunications tools to support research and instruction across the curriculum. Study of distance education and issues related to instructional delivery, connectivity, and distribution methods.
A study of contemporary trends, problem areas, and issues in educational technology through literature investigations, seminar discussions, and case studies.
A comprehensive study of the educational technology field, and an analysis of a significant question or issue related to teaching and administration in K12 schools, higher education, and/or other social institutions through literature investigation.
Introduction to the design of applied educational technology research with theoretical alignment of contemporary paradigms of research, purposes, research questions, ethics, and positionality.
Advanced applied quantitative and qualitative methods for educational technology research using data collection, analysis, interpretation, and systematic study of a significant research problem related to teaching and learning in technology-enhanced learning environments.
Evaluation and review of relevant research literature in educational technology to synthesize theories, trends, and issues related to the field.
Emphasis is placed on synthesizing research into an original, coherent and structured review of related literature.
Selected topical problems for advanced graduate students interested in technology-enhanced teaching, learning, and performance environments.
Special permission of department required.