Education Learning Technology

Courses

EDLT 503 The Learning Sciences 3.0 Credits

This course draws from research in the cognitive sciences, education, and computer sciences. It covers three broad themes around sociocultural, design, and cognition domains. Learners are expected to become competent in understanding cognitive and sociocultural perspectives on learning, as well as perspectives on the design of learning environments for teaching and learning in both school and non-school settings. In addition, the relevance and impact of the learning sciences on specific learning technologies is explored and demonstrated.

College/Department: School of Education
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

EDLT 512 Using and Integrating Learning Technologies 3.0 Credits

This course covers learning theories and recent research relevant to emerging trends in technology and their possible effects on learning. Students will demonstrate strategies for using and integrating technologies in the design, implementation, integration, and assessment of technology based applications in formal and informal learning settings. Students will also investigate the role of leadership and innovation in technology related change in education and learning.

College/Department: School of Education
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

EDLT 525 Design for Learning with Digital Media 3.0 Credits

Investigates the relationship among learning sciences, theory, technology, and design in the creation of learning goals and experiences. Special emphasis is placed on the integration of technology in order to enhance effective learning. Learners will design learning activities, create them, implement them, and assess their effectiveness with digital tools. Issues in digital citizenship, collaboration, affordability, and continuous learning will also be examined.

College/Department: School of Education
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

EDLT 532 Designing Virtual Communities for Staff Development - Non-Field Experience 3.0 Credits

Examines the impact of distance learning and multimedia technologies on the educational systems of teachers, administrators, librarians, and other professionals in schools responsible for technology and professional development. Online discussion groups, video conferencing, and web-based instruction will be used to form a virtual learning community. There is no field experience component in this course.

College/Department: School of Education
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

EDLT 533 Designing Virtual Communities 3.0 Credits

Examines the impact of distance learning and multimedia technologies on the educational systems of teachers and other professionals responsible for technology and professional development. Online discussion groups, video conferencing, and Web-based instruction will be used to form a virtual learning community. This course includes a 20-hour internship for ITS certification.

College/Department: School of Education
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

EDLT 534 Developing Educational Leaders Using Technology 3.0 Credits

Addresses leadership and team building competencies that instructional technologists need to work collaboratively with teachers, administrations, parent groups, and the community. Will use technologies that facilitate communication and team building.

College/Department: School of Education
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

EDLT 535 Researching & Evaluating Instructional Technology 3.0 Credits

Course will focus on teaching and learning technology standards, general applications of technology and basic technology and skills. Will examine and critique educational software and learning technologies, and through research, develop criteria for technology. This course includes a 1-2 day field-based research assignment.

College/Department: School of Education
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

EDLT 537 Technologies for Performance Support 3.0 Credits

This course focuses on online performance support systems, job aids, and assessment tools for e-portfolios, authentic assessments, and data collection to meet performance requirements in education and business. Students will have experience in designing embedded interventions for information help, procedural support, feedback and tracking goals, and develop their own e-portfolio.

College/Department: School of Education
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is EDLT.

EDLT 541 Foundations of Game-Based Learning 3.0 Credits

Students explore the rationale of game studies, the history of games and learning, the role of digital media, and the social nature of games as an affinity space for social learning. Students demonstrate their understanding of why games are powerful environments for learning, identity formation, and motivation.

College/Department: School of Education
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

EDLT 542 Research in Motivation & Game-based Learning 3.0 Credits

This course introduces students to research in game-based learning and the role of motivational theories associated with games and player styles. Students conduct research on existing games to identify the motivational and learning factors. The course provides a foundation for incorporating the role of motivation for engaging learning.

College/Department: School of Education
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

EDLT 543 Play & Learning in a Participatory Culture 3.0 Credits

Students examine games, emerging media, and learning in the context of participatory culture. Students focus on play, its role in learning in social spaces, and the current research around these practices. Students study the issues relating to how schools, organizations, and society are responding to the challenges of emerging technologies.

College/Department: School of Education
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

EDLT 544 Integrating Games & Pedagogical Content Knowledge 3.0 Credits

Students use the technological, pedagogical and content knowledge (TPACK) educational technology framework. Students explore game design systematically by framing game genres as forms of pedagogy as they consider educational content. Students demonstrate their understanding of the interplay of technology, pedagogy, and content in the game environment.

College/Department: School of Education
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

EDLT 551 Instructional Design Methods 3.0 Credits

In this course, students will be introduced to the practice of instructional design and develop fluency with the models that support instructional design activities. Beginning with an overview of the history and development of instructional design, students will explore how instructional design differs in the domains of higher education, K-12, corporate, and non-profit environments. The impact of educational research such as learning theories and student engagement on instructional design will be investigated. Students will also consider the impact of technology on instructional strategies and delivery and gain proficiency with several tools. The course will culminate with a project that draws on the knowledge and skills that students have developed throughout the term.

College/Department: School of Education
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

EDLT 552 Instructional Design: Project Management 3.0 Credits

This course will lead students through the full lifecycle of an instructional design project. Students will learn to develop a project’s scope, work with stakeholders, develop schedules, identify accountability, and consider the pedagogical factors in their project. They will then move through the development, design and implementation phases; using formative feedback and multiple iterations to complete their project.

College/Department: School of Education
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

EDLT 553 Instructional Design: Special Topics 3.0 Credits

In this course students will be exposed to an array of special topics related to the research and practice of instructional design, including learning science, assessment of learning, emerging technologies and technology integration, universal design for learning, learning theories, and more. Students will select two of these topics to explore more deeply, one through a research paper and one through a practical project. They will also reflect on the use of instructional design in multiple contexts and their own agency in influencing the practice of instructional design in their own organizations.

College/Department: School of Education
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

EDLT 554 Learning with Social Media and Mobiles 3.0 Credits

Students learn to use social media tools based on a more relevant pedagogy of 21st century learning and change. Students examine the culture of connectivity and networking, use mobile learning strategies and role play, and design an action plan that incorporates social media for learning outcomes.

College/Department: School of Education
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

EDLT 561 Design-Based Research Methods 3.0 Credits

This course introduces students to multi-disciplinary design-based research methods in educational research, while providing an intensive experience in implementing a design-based research study. Focused on the conceptualization of a design-based research study and the associated design of learning environments, the course features a research case study approach. Students will explore how the specific research goals a scholar brings to design-based research (e.g, the refinement of an existing learning environment or the creation of a novel one) determine the appropriate form of inquiry.

College/Department: School of Education
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

EDLT 591 Learning Analytics: Lenses on students, teaching, and curriculum enactment 3.0 Credits

This course will prepare students to use data collected from classrooms and online programs to understand and help guide instructional practice. Using a range of information (ex: assessments, game/simulation telemetry, engagement with learning management systems, collaboration/communication data, and administrative/demographic information) students will develop skills in developing dashboards, evaluating grading, and developing authentic datasets about practice. This course is targeted to course designers/developers, teachers, lead teachers/professional learning community coordinators, and media center specialists.

College/Department: School of Education
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

EDLT 592 Information Enabled Change in Educational Organizations 3.0 Credits

This course will prepare students to frame systems issues with information and to lead organizational change in educational systems using data. Using a range of information (test scores across courses, learning goals and exemplars, surveys, and administrative data) students will develop a plan to lead teams and groups through a change process, including developing a project plan and success metrics. Students will gain experience in describing stakeholders, developing boundary objects for monitoring. This course is targeted to course designers, teachers, professional learning communities, and media specialists.

College/Department: School of Education
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

EDLT 593 Using Data to Understand Educational Systems 3.0 Credits

This course will prepare students to be able to look at educational systems from an information perspective using a range of input and outcome measures, programmatic metrics, and special systems datasets like those made available by the National Student Clearinghouse and administrative systems. Students will look across classrooms and organizational boundaries. Students will gain experience in telling a story about an educational organization with data, visualization of systemic patterns in an educational system. This course is targeted to consultants, administrators, course/curriculum designers, and systems improvement teams.

College/Department: School of Education
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

EDLT 811 Designing and Developing Multimedia Applications For Learning 3.0 Credits

Allows students to design and develop a multimedia application for learning using an object-oriented authoring application and the process of design, development, and testing. Demonstrates and applies principles of learning that affect interface design, instructional design, storyboarding, navigation, interactivity, and feedback design.

College/Department: School of Education
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

EDLT I599 Independent Study in EDLT 0.0-12.0 Credits

Self-directed within the area of study requiring intermittent consultation with a designated instructor.

College/Department: School of Education
Repeat Status: Can be repeated multiple times for credit

EDLT I699 Independent Study in EDLT 0.0-12.0 Credits

Self-directed within the area of study requiring intermittent consultation with a designated instructor.

College/Department: School of Education
Repeat Status: Can be repeated multiple times for credit

EDLT I799 Independent Study in EDLT 0.0-12.0 Credits

Self-directed within the area of study requiring intermittent consultation with a designated instructor.

College/Department: School of Education
Repeat Status: Can be repeated multiple times for credit

EDLT I899 Independent Study in EDLT 0.0-12.0 Credits

Self-directed within the area of study requiring intermittent consultation with a designated instructor.

College/Department: School of Education
Repeat Status: Can be repeated multiple times for credit

EDLT I999 Independent Study in EDLT 0.0-12.0 Credits

Self-directed within the area of study requiring intermittent consultation with a designated instructor.

College/Department: School of Education
Repeat Status: Can be repeated multiple times for credit

EDLT T580 Special topics in EDLT 0.0-12.0 Credits

Topics decided upon by faculty will vary within the area of study.

College/Department: School of Education
Repeat Status: Can be repeated multiple times for credit

EDLT T680 Special topics in EDLT 12.0 Credits

Topics decided upon by faculty will vary within the area of study.

College/Department: School of Education
Repeat Status: Can be repeated multiple times for credit

EDLT T780 Special topics in EDLT 0.0-12.0 Credits

Topics decided upon by faculty will vary within the area of study.

College/Department: School of Education
Repeat Status: Can be repeated multiple times for credit

EDLT T880 Special topics in EDLT 0.0-12.0 Credits

Topics decided upon by faculty will vary within the area of study.

College/Department: School of Education
Repeat Status: Can be repeated multiple times for credit

EDLT T980 Special topics in EDLT 0.0-12.0 Credits

Topics decided upon by faculty will vary within the area of study.

College/Department: School of Education
Repeat Status: Can be repeated multiple times for credit

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