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Instructional Technology (ITEC)

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USP Codes are listed in brackets by the 1991 USP code followed by the 2003 USP code (i.e. [M2<>QB]).

1000. Visual Literacy for Life and Learning. 4. [(none)<>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.

2360. Teaching with Technology. 1‑3 (Max. 3). [(none)<>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)

4010 [4120]. Instructional Technology. 3. 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 5010. Prerequisite: junior standing.

4030. Introduction to Online Teaching. 3. 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.

4220. Materials Production I. 2. The first in a series of laboratory experiences aimed at providing teachers, administrators and production specialists with skills in the design and production of instructional materials. Focuses on the basic processes (i.e. mounting, lettering, coloring, illustration, converting and duplicating). A materials fee will be assessed. May be used toward the practical and applied arts requirement. Prerequisite: ITEC 4120. (Offered based on sufficient demand and resources)

4340 [4400]. Integrating Computer-Based Technologies in Teaching: _____. 1-3 (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.

4360. Advanced Instructional Computing. 3. 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.

4740. Field Studies In _____. 1‑5 (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 in this course is not applicable toward advanced degrees. Prerequisite: junior standing. (Please note that any course offered by the College of Education with the number 4740 is not applicable toward advanced degrees)

4880. Individual Problems. 1‑3 (Max. 9). A course providing flexible credit for seniors who are interested in investigating problems in instructional technology. Prerequisites: 12 hours of education and consent of instructor.

5010. Instructional Technology. 3. 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.

5020. Technology and Distance Education. 3. 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. Prerequisite: graduate standing and consent of instructor.

5030. Introduction to Online Teaching. 3. 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.

5070. Trends In Instructional Technology. 1-3 (Max. 6). Provides reading, discussion, research and the opportunity to critically appraise potential methods, software, and hardware in the field of educational communications and technology. Prerequisite: 12 hours of education, graduate standing, and consent of instructor.

5090. Masters Capstone. 4. 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 and critique current scholarship in adult education. Students complete the requirements of the Plan B process. Cross listed with ADED 5090. Prerequisite: graduate standing.

5120. Media Workshop. 1-6 (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.

5160. Introduction to Instructional Design. 3. 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. Prerequisite: graduate standing.

5320. Visual Literacy. 3. 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. Concerned with techniques for developing these competencies and methods by which such development can be encouraged in others. Prerequisite: graduate standing.

5350. Photo Instructional Materials. 3. 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. Prerequisite: ITEC 4120 and 4220.

5470. Instructional Video. 3. 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.

5480. Short Course. 3. Used to provide offerings in special topics in instructional technology on the basis of need. Prerequisites: graduate standing and consent of instructor.

5510. Instructional Telecommunications. 3. An introduction to the instructional applications of telecommunications in public schools, media centers, libraries, and post-secondary institutions. Covers the uses of voice, data, and video transmission for instructional application. Prerequisites: graduate standing and consent of instructor.

5550. Theory of Change. 3. 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. Prerequisite: graduate standing.

5560. Design and Development of Instructional Systems. 3. Advanced study in instructional systems theory and design. Study and application of instructional design models used in education and training. Prerequisite: ITEC 5160, graduate standing, and consent of instructor. Previous course work in educational psychology/learning theory is desirable.

5580. Supervised Internship. 1-8 (Max. 12). An internship experience may be required as part of the planned program in instructional technology. A maximum of eight hours may be counted in meeting the minimum requirements of a graduate degree, but additional credit may be taken beyond this limit for the recording of appropriate supervised experience. This course may not be substituted for practice public school teaching or vice versa. Prerequisites: 12 hours of ITEC, consent of instructor and graduate standing.

5660. Interactive Learning Systems. 1-3 (Max. 6). 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. Previous course work in educational psychology/learning theory is desirable.

5760. Instructional Design Applications. 3. Students 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.

5850. Issues, Practices, and Research in Instructional Technology. 3. A survey course covering issues, practices, and associated research in instructional technology. Prerequisite: graduate standing.

5870. Seminar. 1-3 (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.

5880. Special Problems. 1-6 (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.

5890. Directed Professional Study. 1-6 (Max. 9). Similar to ITEC 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.

5959. Enrichment Studies. 1-3 (Max. 99). Designed to provide an enrichment experience in a variety of topics. Note: credit in this course may not be included in a graduate program of study for degree purposes.

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