Academic Knowledge: Students will demonstrate a deep understanding of knowledge related to the nature, function and scope of instructional technology; historical, philosophical and sociological foundations; research; and program processes including planning, development, delivery, and assessment/evaluation.
Design: Students will demonstrate how to determine organization and learner needs, specify conditions for learning, and conduct task analyses, instructional sequencing, delivery, and project and resource management. Students will also demonstrate how visual elements, information literacy, and delivery media affect message design in traditional and online environments.
Development: Students will demonstrate how to convert design plans into physical and computer-based resources aligned to professional learning goals, standards, and objectives. They will also demonstrate how to deliver these resources via physical and electronic media.
Evaluation: Students will demonstrate skills required to conduct both formative and summative assessments of instructional episodes and resources. These include problem analysis, expert review, usability testing, and instrument development and validation.
Practical Competence: Students will demonstrate the ability to translate academic knowledge into expert practice related to their professional roles and specialized areas of interest.
Professional Engagement: Students will demonstrate intellectual engagement and a reflective stance with instructional technology practices through creative and scholarly pursuits, advisor research, participation and presentations in professional associations, and related activities.