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IDT Course Descriptions

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IDT 7052 / 8052 - Intro Instr Design & Technlgy (3).

This course is a broad overview of the field of instructional design and technology. This includes learning about IDT in terms of history, philosophy, instructional and learning theory, foundations, key leaders, research areas,  and critical and emerging issues. The course also includes investigation of current applications of IDT in various environments such as education, commerce, government and non-government organizations, health care, and the military.  

IDT 7060 / 8060 - Technology Tools for Learning (3).
This course is focuses on the design and development of various forms of media to support learning. Students will create products to solve instructional problems through the use of  of various technologies.

IDT 7061 / 8061 - Technlgy Integratn in Classrm (3).
Computers and technology in the instructional process, including problem solving using computer tools; technological applications for the classroom; uses for technology in different content areas.

IDT 7062 / 8062 - Intro Computer Based Instructn (3).
Application of instructional design principles to creation of computer-based instruction; emphasis on use of authoring and scripting systems to create instructional software. PREREQUISITE: Must have passed an introductory computer literacy course or permission of instructor.

IDT 7063 / 8063 - Seminar Instructnal Computing (3).
Analysis of issues and trends related to instructional computing and instructional technology in K-12 classroom. PREREQUISITE: Six hours of coursework in IDT. 

IDT 7064 / 8064 - School Change and the Internet (3).
Issues, processes, and strategies relative to changes occurring with design, implementation, and evaluation of Internet technologies in instructional environments. PREREQUISITE: IDT 7060-8060, IDT 7061, or permission of instructor.

IDT 7070 / 8070 - Instructional Design Process I (3).
Applies the instructional design process to conduct a needs assessment that supports the creation of self-paced instructional units addressing performance and learning problems for PK-12 education, business, health care, and related learning environments.

IDT 7071 / 8071 - Principles & Appl Instr Design (3).
Application of instructional design principles to solve performance and instructional problems in educational and non-educational environments.

IDT 7072 / 8072 - Seminar on Online Instruction (3).
This course is about designing effective online instruction. This includes applying the principles of instructional design to online learning environments. Students will learn about best practices and research findings about online teaching and learning. This course may be repeated for a maximum of 6 credit hours.  PREREQUISITE: IDT 7070/8070 or permission of instructor.

IDT 7073 / 8073 - Sem Computer Based Lnrng Envrn (3).
Applying instructional design principles to develop of computer-based learning environments. Beginning and intermediate students work together. Course covers beginning content when taken first. May be repeated for a maximum of 6 credit hours for more advanced content. PREQREQUIISTE: IDT 7070/8070or permission of the instructor.


IDT 7074/ 8074 - Thry/Models Instructnal Design (3).
A critical examination of instructional design theories from the perspective of supporting research and application.

IDT 7075/ 8075 - Instrctnl/Performnce Consultng (3).
Learning how to be an instructional and performance consultant. Applying procedural and interpersonal skills when working with clients to design, develop, and evaluate learning and performance environments. PREREQUISITE: IDT 7070/8080.

IDT 7076 / 8076 - Seminar in Workshop Design (3).
Technical and theoretical principles for developing effective seminars and workshops. Design, preparation, and implementation skills are developed for effective adult learning environments. PREREQUISITES: IDT 7070-8070 and research or statistics course.


IDT 7078 / 8078 - Seminr Instrct Design&Technlgy (3).
Professional and research problems in instructional strategies, design, and technology. May be repeated once with a change in topic. PREREQUISITE: Permission of the instructor.

IDT 7080 / 8080 - Instructnal Design Process II (3).
Prepares students to understand and apply instructional design principles to evaluate instructional materials that are designed to solve performance and learning problems. Applies the instructional design process to create a self-paced instructional unit based on documentation produced in IDT 7070/8070.

IDT 7090 / 8090 - Dev Interactve Lrng Envirnmt I (3).
This course is about developing interactive computer-based and online learning environments. Students will follow instructional design models and principles to develop learning environments that are engaging, efficient, and effective. Students will learn about current e-learning software tools and processes. A student may repeat this course for a maximum of 6 credit hours (while learning advanced content). PREREQUISITE: IDT 7060/8060 and 7070/8070, or permission of the instructor.

IDT 7095 / 8095 - Dev Intractve Lrng Envirnmt II (3).
Teams of students use instructional design principles to design and develop an instructional system, emphasizing advanced development skills with current technologies. Students contract with real clients, define project goals and timelines, manage instructional design projects, and document the instructional design process. PREREQUISITE: IDT 7090/8090 or permission of instructor.

IDT 7230 / 8230 - Instructional Text Design (3).
Introduction to application and techniques of producing and processing instructional text and images. PREREQUISITES: IDT 7070/8070, 7090/8090, or permission of instructor.

IDT 7810 / 8810 - Practicum Instr Design/Technlg (3-9).
Planned, supervised experience in an instructional setting appropriate to student's specialization area of instructional design and technology. The student will have the opportunity to synthesize knowledge and skills and demonstrate professional competencies in educational or training settings. PREREQUISITES: IDT 7070/8070 and 3 additional hours of IDT graduate coursework. Grades of S, U, or I will be given.

IDT 8091 - Directed Readings IDT (1-3).
Individually directed readings which culminate in the synthesis of a student's ideas. May be repeated with change in topic for 9 credits. PREREQUISITE: Permission of instructor. Grades of S, U, or I will be given.


IDT 8092 - Research IDT (1-6).
The student engages in collaborative research with faculty. Activities include planning, design, management, analysis, and reporting of research. May be repeated for a maximum of 12 credit hours. PREREQUISITES: Minimum of 12 credit hours in IDT and permission of the instructor.

IDT 8500 - Evaltn/Synthesis IDT Research (3).
Students will critique academic research findings and synthesize research findings into an original, coherent and structured document. May be repeated for a maximum of 6 credit hours. PREREQUISITES: EDPR 7521 or equivalent.

IDT 8600 - Seminar in IDT Research (1-3).
Contemporary research trends and issues in the field of instructional design and technology. May be repeated for a maximum of 6 credit hours.

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