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UNDERGRADUATE EDUCATIONAL TECHNOLOGY COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

EDTC 3310 – Introduction to Educational Technology. This course provides an introduction to the field of educational technology and its impact on teaching and learning. Historical and current perspectives are examined, as well as emerging trends and issues. The application of innovative instructional technologies is introduced in this project-based course. Lec. 3, Cr. 3.

EDTC 3320 – Instructional Design for the Corporate Trainer. This train-the-trainer course introduces the learner to the principles of instructional design (ID). In this course, students will explore the complexities of designing instruction in the context of corporate training environments. Students will learn classic ID theory and models and apply these theories in a real-world context through a major design project. Lec. 3, Cr. 3.

EDTC 3321 – Computer/Web-based Training. Computer-based training (CBT) and Web-based training (WBT) are at the forefront of the current “e-learning” boom. However, while CBT and WBT use is on the rise, specific skills and tools are required to ensure a successful implementation. Based on proven instructional design concepts, this course provides students with the skills necessary to create effective computer/web-based training programs. Lec. 3, Cr. 3.

EDTC 3323 – Designing Instructional Multimedia. This course focuses on the development of skills using the latest multimedia tools for instructional technology training. Significant attention is made to interface design, message design, and the appropriate matching of media tools with specific goals and contexts. Lec. 3, Cr. 3.

EDTC 3325 – Computer Mediated Communication and Collaboration. The course focuses on the use of computer-mediated communication (CMC) and computer-supported collaborative learning (CSCL) in online learning environments. Students will explore, assess, and utilize a variety of current and emerging Web 2.0 technologies to collaborate, share, and deliver effective instructional resources and instruction to virtual learners. Lec. 3, Cr. 3.

EDTC 3332 – Instructional Technology Practicum. This course will assist students in reflecting upon major concepts, synthesizing the knowledge base, and demonstrating appropriate applications toward the design and development of a solution to an instructional problem in a corporate environment. The focus of this course is to provide students with an opportunity to display and practice a variety of skills and knowledge in the area of training design and delivery. Lec. 3, Cr. 3.

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