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Educational Technology 619

EDET 619 - Instructional Design and Evaluation

Credit Hours: (3)

Provides students with initial skills and competencies in applying instructional design principles to teaching and learning problems. The student applies Instructional Design methodologies to critical components in instruction including content, learner characteristics and diversity in technology integration.

 

Detailed Description of Content of Course

This course provides students with initial skills and competencies in applying instructional design principles to teaching/learning problems. Students will have opportunities to examine strategies and models for planning, implementing, and evaluating instruction, selecting resources for teaching and learning, designing facilities, and developing instructional design management plans. The course is primarily directed toward classroom teachers and administrators, but the content and activities also have significant application for persons involved in personnel training in non-school settings (business, industry, medicine, etc.).

Detailed Description of Conduct of Course

Lecture and interactions, including group projects; mediated delivery of instruction; reviews of instructional equipment and materials, including hardware and software; analysis and reviews of current research in instructional design, theories of learning, instructional pedagogy (age-appropriate); course is organized and conducted following a validated instructional design model (Kemp, et al.).

Goals and Objectives of the Course

·         Identify and examine critical issues in education Examine the field of educational technology: origins, definitions, models, current applications

·          Investigate current social, ethical, legal and human issues, assessment and evaluation practices, and materials in the area of technology integration.

·         Develop skills and understandings related to determining the instructional needs as these relate to instructional design.

·         Develop skills and understandings related to learner and contextual analysis.

·         Develop skills and understandings related to topic and task analysis.

·         Develop skills and understandings related to the development and utilization of instructional objectives in instructional design.

·         Develop skills and understandings related to sequencing content as a means of improving learners’ understanding.

·         Develop skills and understandings related to designing and implementing instructional strategies.

·         Develop skills and understandings related to designing the instructional message: content, cues, advanced organizers, implementation.

·         Develop skills and understandings related to designing the instructional message: pictures and graphics.

·         Demonstrate an understanding of the psychological foundations of instructional design.

·         Demonstrate skills and understandings related to the design and development of instructional materials.

·         Demonstrate skills and understandings related to the development of plans that include methods and strategies for applying technology to maximize student learning.

·         Plan and design effective learning experiences supported by technology.

·         Demonstrate skills and understandings related to the development of plans that include systematic assessment and evaluation.

Assessment Measures

Research, Writing, and Oral Presentation. Each student will be expected to read systematically using materials provided by the instructor and from selected writings of interest to the student. In addition, each student will engage in research and writing as assigned by the instructor on topics and issues related to the field of instructional design.


Instructional Design . Each student will identify a problem to be addressed through the development of an instructional design. The instructor must approve the topic. Details concerning the model to be used in developing the design will be provided.

Final, written examination                     

Other Course Information

This course is required for students seeking the M.S. in Education degree, concentrations in Educational Technology, Library/Media, and Information Technology.

Review and Approval                                                             
Approved:  April, 2011