Introduction to Instructional Technology
An introductory media and media methods course providing an introduction to: instructional computer utilization; applications of principles of graphic design in the production of audiovisual materials; the application of visual literacy, communications, and learning theory to the selection, evaluation, and use of instructional materials; and the development of mediated units of instruction.
Microcomputers for Education and Training
A study of the use of the microcomputer for administrative, instructional, and classroom management uses in educational and training settings. School-wide classroom and training facility uses and applications in the following areas will be emphasized: word processing, spreadsheet and database management, test bank, grade book, test scoring, CAI, skill development, and desktop publishing.
Audio in Media
Prerequisite: EDMD 5033 or similar introductory course in instructional technology or by permission of instructor.
A study of the technology of sound and the process of producing sound for media programs. The course covers the principles and equipment of sound, pre- production planning, production processes and post-production editing, and the technology of sound. In addition to the study of the principles of sound production, students will apply theories and principles in the production of media programs through a series of production assignments.
Production of Instructional Materials
Prerequisite: EDMD 5033 or approval of instructor
Advanced applications, techniques, and processes involved in the production of instructional materials. Emphasis is placed on the production of completed education and training units using digital images, electronic presentations, and web-based materials.
An introduction to resources available on the Internet as well as the tools needed to navigate within a worldwide network of computers, made up of thousands of autonomous networks which are separately administered.
Administration of Media Programs
Prerequisite: Nine (9) hours of graduate study or approval of instructor.
A study of the administrative responsibility involved in the organization, implementation, and operation of comprehensive media programs. Specific areas of study include: planning, budgeting, selection of equipment and materials, computerizing administrative functions, proposal development, and program evaluation. Will include site visits to area media centers and training facilities.
Survey of Instructional Media
A survey of current media research, educational media formats, and utilization of mediated materials in education and training, and the development of instructional programs.
Instructional Design and Product Development
Prerequisites: Nine hours of instructional technology courses, including a media production course.
A study of the systematic approach to the design, production, evaluation, and utilization of instructional materials. Using design models and general theoretical knowledge specifications, students will write goals and objectives, identify learner characteristics, conduct task analyses, define learning conditions and instructional events, produce instructional products to meet identified needs, and field test finished products.
A study of the human, persuasive, and communicative elements of the medium of television; the effective use of television in education and training; and the writing, producing, directing, and editing of one-camera and studio television productions.
EDMD 6433, 6436
Practicum in Educational Media
An overall view of the field of educational media and instructional technology. Current journals, trends, and authorities in the field will be studied. Students will participate in 120 hours (3 hrs. credit) OR 240 hours (6hrs. credit) of practical work in media centers or training facilities, will visit selected media centers, and will submit a research paper or project on current trends in educational media or instructional technology.
Note: Required of all library media specialist students.
An introduction to computer hardware and software. An overview of computer uses in society with an emphasis on computers in education. An introduction to programming with a high-level language.
Note: May not be taken for credit after completion of COMS 4503/5503 or equivalent.
Computer - Based Instruction
An introduction to the use of the computer as a classroom tool to aid in individual instruction. A survey of existing programs available to support courseware development and use on microcomputers, minicomputers, and mainframes. Hands-on experience in developing an interactive instruction lesson.
Note: May not be taken for credit after completion of COMS 4513/5513 or equivalent.
EDMD 6881, 6882, 6883
Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.
The workshop will require the equivalency of fifteen clock hours of instruction per credit hour.
EDMD 6891, 6892, 6893
Instructional Technology Curriculum
Open to graduate students who wish to pursue individual study or investigation of some facet of knowledge which complements the purpose of the University's graduate program. Students will be required to plan their studies and prepare formal written reports of their findings.
Note: The selected topic may not constitute any duplication of study leading to the accomplishment of a thesis.
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