Independent Study and Related Courses
EDC 543: VIDEO TECHNOLOGY INSTRUCTION. (3) A variety of video applications for distance education and multimedia are discussed. Classroom exercises and projects develop basic video skills and production experience needed for distance education course delivery and development and multimedia projects. Topics include instructional video research, video equipment, terminology and systems, and message design issues.
EDC 544: USE AND INTEGRATION OF EDUCATIONAL MEDIA. (3)
Students use a range of traditional, interactive, and emerging technological interventions in analog and digital formats. Students gain skill in the operation, production, and integration of basic media such as video, graphics, videodisk, and CD-ROM in a variety of instructional settings (training, exploratory learning, on-line databases, etc.). Students demonstrate skills via the composition and publication of several media documents using available tools and resources.
EDC 547: INSTRUCTIONAL COMPUTING I. (3) Students use instructional computing applications and understand the roles and uses of computers in instruction. Students select and use instructional computing hardware and software appropriate to instructional goals and settings. Students use electronic networks for instructional purposes. Students demonstrate skill using basic productivity software through structured assignments and collaborative projects.
EDC 548: INSTRUCTIONAL COMPUTING II. (3) Students develop skill in advanced aspects of the operation and use of the range of instructional technologies from desktop to distributed computing environments. Students use operating systems, learn network administration, do technology planning, and work with basic authoring tools. Skill is demonstrated through a series of projects including development of a technology plan for a specified work setting and authorship of a prototype program. Prereq: EDC 547 or consent of instructor.
EDC 605: DISTANCE LEARNING RESEARCH AND DESIGN. (3) Study of the design and development of distributed learning systems in education and training. Topics include: foundations of distance education, distance learning research, and the design and development of e-learning courses and workshops. Student involvement in the design of an e-learning course or workshop will be emphasized.
EDC 607: INSTRUCTIONAL DESIGN I. (3) Introduction to the instructional design process from needs assessment and goal definition through evaluation. Each student will design prototype instructional materials based on an instructional design model and/or procedures. The course will also introduce students to the field of instructional design and technology.
EDC 608: INSTRUCTIONAL DESIGN II. (3) Critical analysis of instructional design models and their theoretical foundations including the impact of various models and perspectives on the practice and the products of instructional design. Prereq: EDC 607 or consent of instructor.
EDC 609: INTERACTIVE MULTIMEDIA RESEARCH AND DESIGN. (3) Students integrate theory and practice in the design of interactive multimedia for instruction. Students use a wide range of interactive technology and critique existing interactive programs. Research findings in the interdisciplinary field of human computer interaction and interactive learning concepts are applied to interface design problems. Students design, develop and evaluate a prototype interactive program. Prereq: EDC 544, EDC 547 or consent of instructor.
EDC 611: AUTHORING APPLICATIONS FOR TECHNOLOGY-BASED INSTRUCTION. (3) Focuses on individual and collaborative authoring applications for technology based instructional materials. Topics include linear and non-linear information structures, instructional message design, compositional issues related to audience focus, information density, language control, and organization, and prototype production with industry standard authoring software. Prereq: EDC 547 and EDC 609 or consent of instructor.
EDC 612: INSTRUCTIONAL DESIGN AND TECHNOLOGY FOUNDATIONS. (3) Provides an in-depth survey of the field on instructional design and technology. Topics covered include the history of instructional design and technology, critical issues, current trends and future prospects for the field, instructional development, research, certification, and professional development.
EDC 709: SOCIAL DESIGN OF INTERACTIVE SYSTEMS. (3) The purpose of this course is to examine the growing research and design literature for on-line communities and networked learning groups that support cooperative, collaborative and social instructional activities. Framed by concepts from Activity Theory, Social Networking Theory and Social Learning Models students will read current books, research articles and be introduced to research methods and tools (such as tracking utilities and on-line data collection) for examining on-line communities. Students will design and collect data for an original research project as part of required course work. Prerequisite(s): EDC 608, EDC 612, or consent of instructor.
EDC 710: ADVANCED TOPICS IN INSTRUCTIONAL DESIGN. (3)
An identification and analysis of current theories and programs of research in instructional systems design. Students will develop the skills necessary to conduct and write a scholarly literature review and identify potential areas and questions needing further study. Prereq: EDC 608, EDP 610, EDC 612, or consent of instructor.
EDC 732: PRINCIPLES OF CURRICULUM CONSTRUCTION. (3)
Study of basic principles of curriculum development. Relationship of social and psychological factors to curriculum change. Survey of current approaches to curriculum organization. Considerations of means of curriculum development in instructional systems.
EDC 748 MASTER'S THESIS RESEARCH. (0)
half-time to full-time work on thesis. May be repeated to a maximum of six semesters. Prereq: All course work toward the degree must be completed.
EDC 749 DISSERTATION RESEARCH. (0)
Half-time to full-time work on dissertation. May be repeated to a maximum of six semesters. Prereq: Registration for two full-time semesters of 769 residence credit following the successful completion of the qualifying exams.
EDC 750: INTERNSHIP IN INSTRUCTIONAL SYSTEMS DESIGN. (3)
Students will apply their knowledge of instructional systems design in a real-life setting. The work setting will be selected based on the professional goals of each student and student work will be supervised and reviewed by the internship coordinator. May be repeated to a maximum of nine credits. Prereq: Consent of program coordinator.
EDC 755: INSTRUCTIONAL SYSTEMS DESIGN RESEARCH COLLOQUIUM. (1) Students and faculty will discuss current research and related issues in instructional systems design. May be repeated to a maximum of two credits. Prereq: or concur: EDC 547 and EDC 608
EDC 768 RESIDENCE CREDIT FOR THE MASTER'S DEGREE. (1-6)
May be be repeated to a maximum of 12 hours
EDC 769 RESIDENCE CREDIT FOR THE DOCTOR'S DEGREE. (0-12)
May be repeated indefinitely.
EDC 777 SEMINAR IN CURRICULUM AND INSTRUCTION. (Subtitle required). (1-3)
A critical analysis of recently developed materials and techniques in curriculum and instruction for precollege education. Includes analysis of evaluative research related to new materials and techniques. May be repeated to a maximum of nine credits. Prereq: Consent of instructor.
EDC 781 INDEPENDENT STUDY IN CURRICULUM AND INSTRUCTION. (1-3)
An independent study course for graduate students who have completed at least half of the program course requirements in clinical and college teaching, curriculum and instruction, early childhood education, elementary education, reading or secondary education. May be repeated to a maximum of nine credits. Prereq: Consent of the Director of Graduate Studies.
EDC 791 RESEARCH PROBLEMS IN CURRICULUM AND INSTRUCTION. (1-3)
A research problems course for graduate students who have completed at least half of the program course requirements in clinical and college teaching, curriculum and instruction, early childhood education, elementary education reading or secondary education. May be repeated to a maximum of nine credits. Prereq: Consent of the Director of Graduate Studies.