The Instructional Technology program is designed for people pursuing careers in training and web-based learning. The coursework covers the design, delivery and evaluation of training programs including learning styles, multiple intelligences, instructional planning, design strategies, web-based applications, online instructional methods, testing, simulations and virtual reality, ethical uses of technology, and leadership roles within education and training. Students majoring in Instructional Technology acquire the knowledge, skills and approaches necessary in developing and delivering successful training programs within adult learning environments.
The Instructional Technology program also covers test reliability, validity, administration, proctoring, and web-based building. In addition, students will learn the historical security, and ethical considerations that are encountered in educational technology.
Students will learn the use of educational models to create instruction that is appropriate from a pedagogical and practical viewpoint. This program of study also will address simulation and gaming, as well as training and instructional strategies for distance learning. Online instruction methods are also covered.
The instructional technology bachelor of science requires 36 hours in the following distribution:
EDTE 220: Introduction to Web Design (3 hours)
EDTE 301: Writing for the Web (3 hours)
EDTE 310: Psychology of Adult Learner (3 hours)
EDTE 311: Psychology of Learning (3 hours)
EDTE 320: Methods of Online Instruction (3 hours)
EDTE 330: Test Development and Delivery (3 hours)
EDTE 340: History, Security and Ethics of Technology (3 hours)
EDTE 350: Design and Delivery of Instruction (3 hours)
EDTE 410: Instructional Product Development (3 hours)
EDTE 420: Simulation and Gaming (3 hours)
EDTE 430: Educational Evaluation (3 hours)
EDTE 493: Educational Leadership Seminar (3 hours)
Students must take the following courses as part of general education requirements:
MATH 109: College Algebra (3 hours)
MATH 227: Introduction to Statistics (3 hours)
PSYC 101: Introduction to Psychology (3 hours)
PLSC 101: Government and Politics in the U.S. (3 hours)