Course Descriptions

Courses Designed for Instructional Technology and Web-Based Learning

Each entry includes the University's catalog number, course title, number of credits, and brief description.

IT 344  Basic Instructional Technology Skills (1)

Allows the student to prepare a portfolio that demonstrates the instructional technology skills which are required for admission to IT 442, 443 or SEC 444.  S/U grading.

IT 442  Classroom Use of Instructional Technology (Elementary) (3)

Prereq: IT 344.  Examines the use of instructional technology, including using the computer as teacher, student, partner (tool) and aide.  Successful completion satisfies the Woodring College of Education instructional technology education competency requirement.

IT 443  Classroom Use of Instructional Technology (Special Education) (3)

Prereq: IT 344.  Examines the use of instructional technology, including using the computer as teacher, student, partner (tool) and aide.  Successful completion satisfies the Woodring College of Education instructional technology education competency requirement.

SEC 444  Classroom Use of Instructional Technology (Secondary) (2)

Prereq: IT 344.  Examines the use of instructional technology, including using the computer as teacher, student, partner (tool) and aide.  Successful completion satisfies the Woodring College of Education instructional technology education competency requirement.

IT 458  Instructional Design (4) (Currently not offered)

Prereq: IT 442, 443, SEC 444 or permission of instructor.  Introduction to the process of instructional design.  Topics include tasks analysis, competency specification, instructional strategies, media selection, user interface, rapid prototyping, formative evaluation and project management.

IT 459  Distance Education: Theory and Practice (4) (Currently not offered)

Prereq: IT 442, 443, or SEC 444; IT 458; or permission of instructor.  Examines the concepts, technologies and issues related to the design, development, delivery, policy-making and evaluation of distance education courses and programs.  Course includes online learning environment development.

IT 461  Multimedia Tools and Applications (3) (Currently not offered)

Prereq: IT 442, 443 or SEC 444; or permission of instructor.  An overview of the tools required for the creation of interactive multimedia.  The tools are organized into three categories: authoring systems, hypermedia authoring environments, and media production (such as graphics production, video, and sound).

IT 463  Techniques and Tools in Graphic Design (4) (Currently not offered)

Prereq: IT 442, 443 or SEC 444; IT 458 and 459; or permission of instructor.  Principle, techniques and tools used in the creation and manipulation of digital graphic elements and products.  Topics include elements of design and photography, application of artistic concepts, issues related to graphic representation, and modes of delivery with an emphasis on web-based delivery.

IT 465  Development of Web-Based Learning Environments (4) (Currently not offered)

Prereq: IT 442, 443 or SEC 444; IT 458 and 459; or permission of instructor.  Design and develop web-based instruction and materials; study various forms of web-based instruction with emphasis on online learning technologies.  Integrates appropriate methods, curricular resources, assessments, and Internet delivery systems.

IT 466  Authoring for Multimedia Development (3) (Currently not offered)

Prereq: IT 461 or permission of instructor.  Techniques and procedures for authoring when developing multimedia. Scripting required in implementation of concepts.

IT 467  Creating Modules for Electronic Delivery (4) (Currently not offered)

Prereq: IT 442, 443 or SEC 444; 458 and 459; or permission of instructor.  Design and develop technology-enhanced interactive learning objects for teaching and training.  Focus on using multimedia and instructional design for online learning.  Students explore concepts and findings identified in the multimedia and distance education literatures.

IT 468  Interactive Multimedia Systems (3) (Currently not offered)

Prereq: IT 442, 443 or SEC 444; or permission of instructor.  An introductory study of interactive multimedia systems.  Includes videodiscs, computer interfacing, CD ROM and multimedia authoring software.

IT 470  The Internet in Education (3) (Currently not offered)

Prereq:  IT 442, 443 or SEC 444; or permission of instructor.  Studies the use of the Internet and the World Wide Web in educational settings, including strategies for effective student and teacher use.  Topics include e-mail, web browsing, videoconferencing, implementation, ethics and issues.  Examines alternatives in web development.

Graduate Courses

IT 544  Instructional Technology and Education (4)

Prereq: graduate status or permission of instructor.  A study in the use of technological tools for instruction; for teaching, training, and student learning; for presentation and development; and for administration and management.  Incorporates distance delivery procedures and effective planning for the use of instructional technology.  Satisfied the Woodring College of Education instructional technology and education competency requirement.  Emphasis on K-12 education.

IT 546  Instructional Technology and Education - CCE (4)

Prereq: admission to the CCE program or permission of instructor.  A study in the use of technological tools for instruction; for teaching, training, and student learning; for presentation and development; and for administration and management.  Incorporates distance delivery procedures and effective planning for the use of instructional technology.  Satisfied the Woodring College of Education instructional technology and education competency requirement.  Emphasis on the Continuing and College Education Master's program.

Graduate Courses (Currently NOT Offered)

IT 503  Designing Instruction and Selecting Technologies for Learning (4)

Prereq: IT 442, 443, SEC 444 or equivalent; graduate status; EDUC 501; or permission of instructor.  Systematic analysis, design, development and evaluation of instructional practices.  Class discussions and projects apply instructional design principles in P-12 classrooms and emphasize the appropriate integration of technologies at relevant stages of the learning process.

IT 518  Current Issues in Education (1-5)

Prereq: graduate status or permission of instructor.  Examination and discussion of several current and controversial issues in education.  Repeatable with no maximum.

IT 550  Technology Leadership: Policies, Planning and Administration (4)

Prereq: IT 442, 443, SEC 444 or equivalent; graduate status; and IT 503, 571 and 572; or permission of instructor.  Problems and principles in establishing and maintaining the use of instructional technologies in educational institutions, including establishing school and district policies for technology, developing budgets, managing resources, maintaining facilities and technology infrastructure.

IT 551  Seminar in Instructional Technology (4)

Prereq: 20 credits in the program; permission of instructor.  Analysis of issues affecting present and future implementations of instructional technology.

IT 552  Instructional Design: Strategies (3)

Prereq: IT 560 or permission of instructor.  Survey of strategies for delivering instruction, including large-scale strategies such as cooperative learning, lectures and technology; and microstrategies such as feedback, advance organizers, teaching procedures and questioning strategies.

IT 558  Distance Education: Theory and Practice (4)

Prereq: IT 546; IT 560 or permission of instructor.  Examines the concepts, technologies, and issues related to the design, development, delivery, policy-making and evaluation of distance education courses and programs.  Course includes development of online learning environments.

IT 560  Instructional Design (4)

Prereq: graduate status or permission of instructor.  Introduction to the process of instructional design.  Topics include task analysis, competency specification, instructional strategies, media selection, user interface, prototyping, formative evaluation and project management.

IT 561  Designing Computer-Based Instruction (3)

Prereq: IT 560; IT 566 or 567; or permission of instructor.  Addresses the design, development and evaluation of computer-based instructional software.  Covers the steps in creating an effective CBI lesson, designing effective displays, use of graphics and illustrations, use of color, analyzing questions, learner control, and storyboarding.

IT 563  Techniques and Tools in Multimedia Development (4)

Prereq: IT 544 or 546; IT 558 and 560; or permission of instructor.  Create digital media (e.g., graphics video, audio); identify properties, strengths, and weaknesses of digital media in different learning contexts; analyze its use in a variety of settings including distance delivery.

IT 565  Development of Web-Based Learning Environments (4)

Prereq: IT 544 or 546; IT 558 and 560; or permission of instructor.  Design and develop web-based instruction and materials; study of  various forms of web-based instruction with emphasis on online learning technologies.   Integrates appropriate methods, curricular resources, assessments, and Internet delivery systems.

IT 566  Authoring for Multimedia Development (3)

Prereq: IT 461 or permission of instructor.  Techniques and procedures for authoring when developing multimedia.  Scripting required in implementation of concepts.

IT 567  Creating Modules for Electronic Delivery (3)

Prereq: IT 544 or 546; IT 560 and 558; or permission of instructor. Design and develop technology-enhanced interactive learning objects for teaching and training.  Focus on using multimedia and instructional design for online learning.  Students explore concepts and findings identified in the multimedia and distance education literature.

IT 568  Advanced Design of Multimedia Instruction (3-6)

Prereq: IT 566, 567 or permission of instructor.  Advanced issues in the design and development of interactive multimedia instructional lessons.  Covers design issues related to the use of multimedia for instruction and is organized around individual student projects.  Repeatable to a maximum of 6 credits.

IT 571  Implementing Technology-Enhanced Learning Activities (3)

Prereq: IT 442, 443, SEC 444 or equivalent; graduate status; and IT 503; or permission of instructor.  Implement an instructional plan that integrates appropriate methods, curricular resources, assessments, and technology in a classroom setting; gather data to evaluate the plan's effectiveness.  Develop a learning object; do usability testing and analysis.  Begin development of an electronic portfolio.

IT 572  Advanced Technology Tools and Classroom Applications (3)

Prereq: IT 442, 443, SEC 444 or equivalent; graduate status; IT 503 and 571; or permission of instructor.  Develop advanced skills in information and communication technologies, assistive technologies, and productivity tools.  Employ one of these technologies in creating a prototype to be used for research.  Develop materials and methods for teaching of software applications.

IT 573  Emerging Issues: The Social, Ethical, Legal and Human Implications of Technology (3)

Prereq: IT 442, 443, SEC 444 or equivalent; graduate status; and IT 503, 571, 572; or permission of instructor.  Consideration of a wide range of human and social issues relating to the use of technology, including equitable access, social and cognitive effects of various technologies, appropriateness of technologies for students with diverse learning needs, gender and cultural bias, copyright, and health concerns.

IT 574  Educational Technology Research, Evaluation and Assessment (3)

Prereq: IT 442, 443, SEC 444 or equivalent; graduate status; and IT 503, 571, 572; or permission of instructor.  Research the effectiveness of technology products and processes, selecting appropriate technology tools for assessment, and evaluating learner and program outcomes.

IT 575  Designing, Implementing and Evaluating Professional Development (3)

Prereq: IT 442, 443 or SEC 444 or equivalent; graduate status; and IT 503, 571, 572; or permission of instructor.  Identify research-based models for professional development, implement them effectively in particular settings, and evaluation participant outcomes.  Emphasis on diffusion of innovations and facilitating change.

IT 640  Current Topics in Education (1-5)

Prereq: master's degree; permission of instructor.  Studies of current topics in learning resource/library science or instructional technology.  Repeatable with no maximum.

IT 690 Thesis (1-9)

Prereq: advancement to candidacy; graduate committee approval.  Research study under the direction of a faculty committee.  Repeatable to a maximum of 9 credits.  S/U grading.

IT 691 Research Seminar (1-6)

Prereq: graduate committee or program advisor approval.  Graduate research under the direction of program advisor/committee.  Repeatable to a maximum of 6 credits.  S/U grading.