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EDUCATIONAL TECHNOLOGY COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

The Doctoral (Ed.D.) Specialization in Educational Technology with an emphasis on E-Learning consists of 15 semester credit hours and 6 hours of prescribed electives. All of these courses are offered 100% online.

EDTC 8371 – Theories and Practices in Effective Online Pedagogy:

This online course examines contemporary research relevant to the theoretical foundations of teaching and learning online.  Through examination of current literature relevant to effective online instruction, students will analyze the pedagogical implications for teaching and developing effective online courses and learning communities incorporating current and future technology tools. Lec. 3, Cr. 3.

EDTC 8372 – Advanced Instructional Design:

This online course is designed to extend students’ knowledge and application of the instructional design process in K-16 e-learning environments. Emphasis is placed on the selection of appropriate pedagogies, processes, and tools for designing, developing, and evaluating online instructional materials. Students will solve a real-world instructional or performance problem. Lec. 3, Cr. 3. Prerequisite: EDTC 6321 - Instructional Design or Equivalent.

EDTC 8373 – Evaluation and Assessment in Instructional Technology:

The online course is intended for students to become familiarized and competent with mainstream and alternative models of evaluation. Students will also target a real life instructional system within an organization, select a most appropriate evaluation model with justification, and appraise the target system professionally to meet the organization’s goal. Lec. 3, Cr. 3.

EDTC 8374 – Course Management and Instructional Systems in K-16:

This online course provides a framework by which distance educators can analyze three core issues involved in successfully implementing courseware/learning management systems in K-16 environments. Students will research the managerial and administrative, technical, and pedagogic issues involved in offering instruction at a distance using a CMS/LMS or similar system. Lec. 3, Cr. 3.

EDTC 8375 – Trends in Educational Technology K-16:

This online course investigates approaches, techniques, tools, and philosophies as they apply to current and future trends in educational technology and online learning in the K-16 educational environments. Lec. 3, Cr. 3.

Prescribed Electives

EDTC 6321 – Instructional Design (UT Brownsville):

This course uses an instructional systems design model to guide the student in systematically developing effective Instruction. Theoretical and practical issues in instructional systems design are examined. Other instructional design models are introduced. Lec. 3, Cr. 3.

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