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Instructional Technology courses    |    Professional Studies courses

 

Instructional Technology: Courses and Descriptions

ITEC 1000. Visual Literacy for Life and Learning. 4 cr (I, L)

Engages students in the discussion and practice of communicating with visual resources. Students do not need to be artistic to succeed. Emphasis is placed on 1) using visuals for communication in formal and informal educational environments, and 2) the responsible use of visuals as discerning global citizens.

ITEC 2360. Teaching with Technology. 3 cr (L)

Introduction to effective utilization of computers and other instructional technologies for instruction; software/hardware selection; integrated, professional and instructional applications as applied to all areas and levels of P-12 education. Prerequisites: minimum 2.5 cumulative UW GPA and declared major in Education. (Offered fall, spring and summer)

ITEC 4030. Introduction to Online Teaching. 3 cr

Includes basic theory, techniques, strategies of teaching and managing the online environment. Covers foundations and domains of online teaching. Emphasizes online learning issues, topics, and practices. Builds a knowledge base in topics such as the selection and integration of distance learning technologies in teaching and providing learner support. Dual listed with ITEC 5030. Prerequisite: senior standing or 12 hours of education.

ITEC 4340. Integrating Computer-Based Technologies in Teaching ___. 1-3 cr (max. 6).

Equips students with information, skills and insights necessary for successful integration of computer-based technologies into classroom teaching. Content includes modeling of techniques, teaching strategies and appropriate applications of computer-based technologies in specific content areas and consideration of computer-related issues facing educators. Prerequisite: ITEC 2360 or equivalent.

ITEC 4360. Advanced Instructional Computing. 3 cr

This course is for graduate students and teachers interested in learning how to appropriately use microcomputers (CBE, CAI, CBI and CMI) in the classroom and as a tool in their disciplines. Methods of using microcomputers to improve learning, retention, motivation and higher order thinking skills are examined. Systems for classroom management and criteria for selection of hardware and software are covered. A variety of software will be evaluated and used in content specific areas. Prerequisite: graduate standing or consent of instructor.

ITEC 4740. Field Studies in ___. 1-5 cr (max. 12)

This course is offered only through extension services. It is broad and flexible and can be utilized in numerous situations to meet local needs. Credit is not applicable toward undergraduate or graduate degrees. Prerequisite: junior standing or consent of instructor.

ITEC 5010. Instructional Technology. 3 cr

An introductory survey course in instructional technology.  Covers psychological principles in communication theory, message design and instructional theory with emphasis on the application of technology toward achieving communications objectives.  Includes hands-on experience with current presentation tools and techniques for a variety of instructional deliveries. Dual listed with ITEC 4010. Prerequisite: junior standing.

ITEC 5020. Technology and Distance Education. 3 cr

A survey of the uses of telecommunication systems and other technologies in distance education. Covers instructional strategies, management concerns, and special issues associated with distance learning programs. Prerequisites: graduate standing and consent of instructor.

ITEC 5030. Introduction to Online Teaching. 3 cr

Includes basic theory, techniques, strategies of teaching and managing the online environment. Covers foundations and domains of online teaching. Emphasizes online learning issues, topics, and practices. Builds a knowledge base in topics such as the selection and integration of distance learning technologies in teaching and providing learner support. Dual listed with ITEC 4030. Prerequisite: senior standing or 12 hours of education.

ITEC 5070. Trends in ___. 1-3 cr (max. 6)

The purpose of this course is to provide reading, discussion, research and the opportunity to critically appraise potential methods, software, and hardware in the field of educational communications and technology. Prerequisites: 12 hours of education, graduate standing, and consent of instructor.

ITEC 5090. Masters Capstone. 4 cr

Capstone is designed to provide a forum in which to apply theories, principles, and skills to the kinds of situations adult educators may encounter in practice. It provides a vehicle to document the successful completion of general and degree specific competencies and to examine the critique current scholarship in adult education. Students complete the requirements of the Plan B process. Cross listed with ADED 5090. Prerequisites: must have completed or concurrently completing course work for ALT master's degree. (Offered spring)

ITEC 5120. Media Workshop in ___. 1-6 cr (max. 6)

Specialized experience in selected areas such as computer technology, multi-image, slide/tape, audio and instructional design. Emphasizes experimental use of materials and development of learning software. The workshop is provided on demand and is flexibly organized and scheduled to meet prevailing needs. Prerequisite: ITEC 4220 or consent of instructor.

ITEC 5160. Introduction to Instructional Design. 3 cr

An introduction to theory and practice of instructional design. Intensive study of the instructional design process and application of the process to solve an instructional problem. Prerequisites: graduate standing.

ITEC 5320. Visual Literacy. 3 cr

Visual literacy refers to a group of vision-competencies a human being can develop by seeing, and at the same time integrating with other sensory experiences. This course is concerned with techniques for developing these competencies and methods by which such development can be encouraged in others. Prerequisites: graduate standing.

ITEC 5350. Photo Instructional Materials. 3 cr

An introduction to fundamental photographic procedures that teachers, administrators, and others can apply to solve communication problems. Includes the selection of cameras, films, and the appropriate utilization of these and other photographic equipment often found in today's schools and other social institutions. Laboratory time is expected to extend beyond scheduled class hours. A materials fee will be assessed. Prerequisites: ITEC 4120 and 4220.

ITEC 5470. Instructional Video. 3 cr

This is an introductory course for teachers, media specialists, administrators, and others interested in planning, producing, and using instructional video. Prerequisites: graduate standing and consent of instructor.

ITEC 5480. Short Course. 3 cr

This course number is used to provide offerings in special topics in instructional technology on the basis of need. Prerequisites: graduate standing and consent of instructor.

ITEC 5510. Instructional Telecommunications. 3 cr

An introduction to the instructional applications of telecommunications in public schools, media centers, libraries, and post-secondary institutions. The course will cover the uses of voice, data, and video transmissions for instructional application. Prerequisites: graduate standing and consent of instructor.

ITEC 5550. Theory of Change. 3 cr

Explores the literature and research base within the theories, models, and processes of change, the diffusion of innovations, and the human side of educational reform. Learners explore practical applications of theoretical and research findings to behavioral change, diffusion of innovations, and principles and practices of planned change. Prerequisites: graduate standing.

ITEC 5560. Design and Development of Instructional Systems. 3 cr

Advanced study in instructional systems theory and design. Study and application of instructional design models used in education and training. Prerequisites: ITEC 5160, graduate standing, and consent of instructor. Previous course work in educational psychology/learning theory is desirable.

ITEC 5660. Interactive Learning Systems. 1-3 cr (max. 6)

This course covers all of the necessary elements to design and evaluate effective and efficient interactive learning systems. Prerequisites: ITEC 5160 or equivalent, graduate standing, and consent of instructor.

ITEC 5760. Instructional Design Applications. 3 cr

Students will engage in the application of principles of instructional design in a real-world setting. Students will be involved in classroom and field experience. Prerequisite: ITEC 5160 or 5560, or consent of instructor.

ITEC 5850. Issues, Practices and Research in Instruction Technology. 3 cr

A survey course covering issues, practices and associated research in instructional technology. Prerequisites: graduate standing.

ITEC 5870. Seminar. 1-3 cr (max. 6)

Advanced students in education work together, intensively, on current issues and problems relevant to instructional technology, and participate in systematic, critical interpersonal evaluations. Prerequisites: graduate standing and consent of instructor.

 

Department of Professional Studies: Courses and Descriptions

PRST 5880. Special Problems. 1-6 cr (Max. 9)

Provides a broad perspective through selected reading material and, wherever possible, the student collects and uses original information from a practical school situation. All work is done independently under the direction of a faculty member. As many conferences are held as necessary to assure successful completion of the project. Prerequisites: graduate standing and consent of instructor and consent of department.

PRST 5890. Directed Professional Study. 1-6 cr (Max. 9)

Similar to PRST 5880 and provides additional opportunity for students to pursue advanced degree work through independent research. Projects are done under the direction of a graduate faculty member. Prerequisites: graduate standing and consent of instructor and consent of department.

PRST 5900. Practicum in College Teaching. 1-3 cr (Max. 3)

Work in classroom with a major professor. Expected to give some lectures and gain classroom experience. Prerequisite: graduate standing.

PRST 5920. Continuing Registration: On Campus. 1-2 cr (Max. 16)

Prerequisite: advanced degree candidacy.

PRST 5940. Continuing Registration: Off Campus. 1-2 cr (Max. 16)

Prerequisite: advanced degree candidacy.

PRST 5960. Thesis Research. 1-12 cr (Max. 24)

Designed for students who are involved in research for their thesis project.  Also used for students whose coursework is complete and are writing their thesis. Prerequisites: enrollment in a graduate degree program.

PRST 5980. Dissertation Research. 1-12 cr (Max. 48)

Designed for students who are involved in research for their dissertation project.  Also used for student whose coursework is complete and are writing their dissertation. Prerequisite: enrollment in a graduate degree program.

PRST 5990. Internship. 1-12 cr (Max. 24)

Prerequisite: graduate standing.

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