Instructional Design Courses

Instructional Design Courses

EDIT 701: Advanced Instructional Design and Development (IDT) Portfolio
Syllabus – Summer 2017, Grade A
This course enables students to expand and refine the IDT electronic portfolio created in EDIT 601. This is a self-directed course in which students experience a self-reflective process allowing them to build on their mid program IDT portfolio by integrating and synthesizing their understanding of IDT and how these understandings relate to IDT competencies based on their entire program coursework as well as their professional experience. Students will expand their mid program electronic portfolio to include contributions from coursework completed after EDIT 601, and will revise and refine previous reflections about instructional design concepts, principles, and competencies to include new understandings and realizations.

EDIT 601: Instructional Design and Technology Portfolio
Syllabus – Summer 2017, Grade A
This course enables students to create and publish a digital portfolio that demonstrates effective and meaningful integration and syntheses of Instructional Design and Technology (IDT) concepts, principles, and competencies learned across coursework at mid program point. Students will understand the principles of a portfolio from a cognitive perspective and the tools and processes used to create and publish a digital portfolio. The course will enable each student to develop a digital portfolio that represents the scope and depth of his/her goals, plans, and accomplishments in coursework, and provides both a vehicle for self-reflection and a comprehensive record of a student’s experiences and ongoing progress toward academic and professional goals.

EDIT 752: Design and Implementation of Technology-based Learning Environments
Syllabus – Spring 2017, 3cr, Grade: A+
Design and produce multimedia/hypermedia applications based on current theory and research in instructional design and cognitive science. Examines user needs, information models, structure, and media selection and uses to inform design and production of final project.

EDIT 575: e-Learning Design Applications
Syllabus – Spring 2017, 3cr, Grade: A
Provides basic knowledge of available applications for creating, delivering, managing and tracking e-learning experiences. Learn to create instructional products using the latest e-learning design applications. This course provides an overview of the design capabilities of the Adobe’s eLearning Suite for instructional design practice. The Adobe eLearning Design Suite contains a powerful array of tools used within instructional design. EDIT 575 will focus on learning how to use Adobe Presenter and Photoshop / GIMP. The philosophy of this course is that as an instructional designer, it is important to know the range of capabilities of design tools and to cultivate curiosity and a broad knowledge of software tools in creating an instructional design project. In this course, you will not become an expert in any one Adobe program, but a manipulator of the range of options available to you in the software package.

EDIT 732: Analysis and Design of Technology-Based Learning Environments
Syllabus – Fall 2016, 3cr, Grade: A+
Enables design, implementation, and evaluation of technology-based education and training materials using advanced computer-based authoring tools. This course will provide students with opportunities to experience the instructional design and user experience design process as applied to the conceptual prototype of a technology-based learning system or interface design. Students may have the opportunity to interact with clients, subject matter experts, target audience members and draft a comprehensive user experience design approach as well as prototype their ideas using selected technology software tools. The course will be focused on facilitating connections between interdisciplinary approaches of user experience prototyping, design and development of teaching and learning systems/interfaces from multiple disciplines including instructional design, computer science, human computer interface and related fields.

EDIT 590: Educational Research in Technology 
Syllabus – Fall 2016, 3cr, Grade: A+
Focuses on developing skills, insights, and understanding basics to performing research with emphasis on interpretation, application, critique, and use of findings in educational settings. Students develop expertise in action research methodology, design, and implementation.

EDIT 573: Agile Project Management
Syllabus – Summer 2016, 2cr, Grade: A
Explores project management principles and applications used to manage, plan, and track large-scale, complex instructional design projects. Explores basic agile methods and synergy between agile project management and agile instructional design. Note: This course is not preparation for the PMP® Certification Exam, the testing mechanism for credentialing those with project management experience, or for the PMI-ACP®, the Agile Certified Practitioner.

EDIT 526: Web Accessibility and Design 
Syllabus – Summer 2016, 2cr, Grade: A+
Develops understanding of principles of universal web design. Students apply this understanding by designing and developing accessible web site using web authoring tools.

EDIT 706: Business of Learning Design and Technologies
Syllabus – Spring 2016, 3cr, Grade: A
Explores the business issues underlying the selection, implementation, and evaluation of technology-based learning interventions. Focuses on developing the skills necessary to improve performance and achieve measurable, positive change that supports an organization’s strategic goals. This course will utilize a combination of readings, lectures, case studies, research activities, blogs, threaded discussions, and projects to help participants gain awareness and appreciation of the business context in which the instructional design function operates.

EDIT 730: Advanced Instructional Design 
Syllabus – Spring 2016, 3cr, Grade: A+
Provides students with the knowledge and skills for designing highly contextualized and engaging problem-solving learning environments using a grounded, theory-based design approach. Emphasizes the design of technology supported learning environments using a variety of pedagogical models.

EDIT 705: Instructional Design
Syllabus – Fall 2015, 3cr, Grade: A
Helps students analyze, apply, and evaluate principles of instructional design to develop education and training materials spanning a wide range of knowledge domains and instructional technologies. Focuses on variety of instructional design models, with emphasis on recent contributions from cognitive science and related fields.

EDIT 704: Instructional Technology Foundations and Theories of Learning
Syllabus – Fall 2013, 3cr, Grade: A+
Reviews the practical and pedagogical issues related to design and development of technological instruction. This course emphasizes investigating instructional design as a field and community of practice, and reviews core learning theory constructs applicable to design of instructional technology.