Courses

MS Instructional Design and Technology Coursework

Below you’ll find titles, numbers, descriptions, and dates of completion for courses I took throghout my IDT program.

Required Courses

EME 601, Introduction to Instructional Design with Dr. Ensmann

Completed Fall 2019

This course introduces participants to the systems approach to instructional design. The major components of instructional development models will be presented. This course provides introductory information and application of skills and techniques necessary in the analysis, design, development, implementation and evaluation of instruction (often referred to as the ADDIE framework). This course will consider these issues at both the curriculum (macro) and lesson (micro) level.

 

EME 602, Theories of Learning and Cognition for Instruction with Dr. Rush

Estimated Completion: Fall 2020

The course is designed to provide you with the distinctions and concepts necessary to apply various theories of learning, cognition and instruction to traditional and distance learning settings. These theories are tools that educators, administrators, instructors, counselors, parents and many others can use to make their endeavors more productive and useful. This course will introduce and illustrate the proper use of these tools in providing insights into defining and solving problems. The emphasis will always be on the use of these theories to solve realistic and relevant problems drawn from your own personal experience or from cases we will study.

 

EME 603, Inquiry and Measurement with Dr. Ensmann

Completed Fall 2019

This is a foundational course that addresses inquiry and measurement concepts at a level appropriate for master’s degree students. Through this course students will learn concepts and acquire skills that will help them make data-based decisions related to learning and human performance.

 

EME 610, Trends and Issues in Instructional Design and Technology with Dr. Rush

Completed Spring 2020

This course is designed for students who intend to become professionals in the field of instructional design and technology. Professionals in any field should be able to do more than just perform the skills associated with it; they should also know something about the field’s history, its current status and the trends and issues likely to impact it. The purpose of this course is to help you become conversant in these areas. This course may be offered face-to-face or in hybrid mode.

 

EME 620, Introduction to Systematic Instructional Design with Dr. Rush

Completed Spring 2020

The purpose of this course is to enable students to employ systematic instructional design procedures. As a result, students who successfully complete this course should be able to design a unit of instruction by using systematic instructional design procedures. The focus of this course is the application of instructional design principles to create instructional content that can be delivered to a target group of learners.

 

EME 650, Field Internship in Instructional Design and Technology with Dr. Frankich

Completed Summer 2020

This field internship is designed to provide on-the-job experience in developing instructional design and technology competencies. Students will apply the skills and knowledge learned during their instructional design and technology program to a real-world workplace.

 

EME 660, Seminar in Instructional Design with Dr. Hall

Estimated Completion: Fall 2020

Discuss advanced topics in instructional design (ID), such as new ID models and innovative approaches to ID research. Invited specialists present lectures and lead discussions on current topics and projects. The student will discuss and contribute to each of these topics.

 

EME 661, Advanced Seminar in Instructional Design with Dr. Hall

Estimated Completion: Spring 2021

Discuss advanced topics in instructional design (ID), such as new ID models and innovative approaches to ID research. Invited specialists present lectures and lead discussion on current topics and projects. The students will discuss and contribute to each of these topics. Additionally, this course will cover ethics, contract negotiations, professional development, networking, stakeholder interactions, interviewing skills, instructional development and advanced presentation skills. This course will require the completion of a field internship and/or an advanced instructional design project for a field-based stakeholder as well as a comprehensive exam (professional portfolio).

 

Electives

EME 605, Introduction to Distance Learning with Dr. Rush

Completed Summer 2020

This course examines the uses of distance learning in education and training environments as distance systems are increasingly used for teaching and learning. Distance education will be investigated as an instructional method in terms of delivery, development and implementation. Students will design a distributed learning system that uses emerging technologies that support distance delivery.

 

EME 606, Design of Online Collaborative Learning with Dr. Frankich

Estimated Completion: Spring 2021

In this course students will learn, explore, and apply some of the latest web technologies, research findings, principles, and instructional design techniques to design and develop collaborative learning activities and assignments in on-line environments.

 

EME 611, Principles of Learner Motivation with Dr. Hall

Completed Summer 2020

This course focuses on theories and concepts of human motivation. Students explore what motivates students to learn, and examine strategies, techniques and interventions that promote and sustain learner motivation. This course may be offered face-to-face or in hybrid mode.