CCPS Educational Technology Course Descriptions

200 Level Courses:
EDTE 220: Introduction to Web Design

300 Level Courses:
EDTE 301: Writing for the Web
EDTE 310: Psychology of Adult Learner
EDTE 311: Psychology of Learning
EDTE 320: Methods of Online Instruction
EDTE 330: Test Development and Delivery
EDTE 340: History, Security and Ethics of Technology
EDTE 350: Design and Delivery of Instruction

400 Level Courses:
EDTE 410: Instructional Product Development
EDTE 420: Simulation and Gaming
EDTE 430: Educational Evaluation
EDTE 493: Educational Leadership Seminar


EDTE 220 Introduction to Web Design. 3 hours.
An introductory survey of languages and tools used to develop interactive and educational Web sites that effectively communicate ideas, concepts and information. Students will receive hands-on experience in a variety of Web technologies and coding languages to develop fully functional sites. Tools and applications utilized reflect current industry standards and toolsets available in educational institutions. This course will not lead to a public school teaching certificate. Prerequisite: GSTU 210 or permission of the instructor.

EDTE 301 Writing for the Web. 3 hours.
This course is designed to familiarize candidates with Web writing knowledge and skills. Writing effectively in the Web environment will be a major focus of this course as participants explore effective styles of communicating ideas and information for publication on the World Wide Web. Analysis of practical techniques for successful Web writing through a variety of activities and exercises will help students develop in the area of Web writing. The course will include a combination of lectures, class discussions, online activities, and practical Web writing applications.

EDTE 310 Psychology of the Adult Learner. 3 hours.
This course provides an in-depth examination of current research and literature addressing lifespan developmental theories and principles of learning associated with the adult age group involved in diverse learning communities. Attention is given to investigating adult cognitive abilities, psycho-motor functions, performance aptitude, motivation, and personality traits. Emphasis will be on the application of learning theory concepts and implementing teaching techniques within instructional settings.'

EDTE 311 Psychology of Learning. 3 hours.
This course is designed to explore the fundamental concepts, principles, theories and methods impacting learning and instruction. Basic theories of learning, particularly the behavioral and cognitive theories, and the more recent theories such as Brain-based learning and Multiple Intelligences will be studied. This course will also examine major historical contributions to the contemporary understanding of human learning; review theoretical perspectives associated with learning; investigate the role of cognition in learned behavior; evaluate models of learning; identify various influences on human learning; describe basic constructs used to explain learned behavior (e.g., reinforcement, extinction, etc.); analyze how particular behaviors are created and maintained; and apply learning principles to improve instruction.

EDTE 320 Methods of Online Instruction. 3 hours.
Teaching and learning online is the primary focus of this course. Students will design learning that is deliverable online, either asynchronous or synchronous, using the appropriate technology. Students will determine what method of instruction will best meet deployable instructional goals; will learn how to conduct a needs assessment specifically for online instruction and what methods have been found to motivate students in an online environment. The student will be able to develop, design and create an online instructional module using standard computer software and will learn the basics of online evaluation measures to determine the effectiveness of created online instructional programs. The student will also compare the various online structural technologies such as WebCT, Saki and Blackboard to determine the most effective for a particular project. Prerequisites: GSTU 210, EDTE 220 and EDTE 301.

EDTE 330 Test Development and Delivery. 3 hours.
This course explores the test development and delivery process within the instructional technology field. Emphasis is placed on test design, item development, and test construction and delivery. Presentation of delivery systems involving written, computer-based, interest-based and Web-based testing will be surveyed. Theory and development of criterion-referenced tests to include development of test plans, item development, validation, reliability, item analysis, and production of final test versions are studied. A foundation for test delivery, testing evaluation, immediate scoring, and reporting and analysis of data as applied to both traditional and non-traditional learning will be provided. Test reliability, validity, administration, proctoring and Web-based building are also covered. Prerequisites: EDTE 301, EDTE 311 or EDUC 302, and MATH 227.

EDTE 340 History, Security and Ethics of Technology. 3 hours.
This course is designed to prepare educators with historical, security and ethical situations that will be encountered in educational or instructional technology.

EDTE 350 Design and Delivery of Instruction. 3 hours.
A study of the systematic processes of translating principles of learning and instruction into plans for instructional materials and activities. These processes include designing training programs, developing design strategies and models, and improving instructional effectiveness. Specifications for educational products and systematic planning procedures will be developed. The use of computer models and simulations will enhance the instructional design process. Prerequisite: EDTE 320.

EDTE 410 Instructional Product Development. 3 hours.
Introduces the student to the use of educational models to create instruction that is appropriate from a pedagogical and practical viewpoint. Emphasis on theories and models to support analysis of the learner environment and needs, design of a set of specifications for effective, efficient and relevant learner environment; development of all learner and management materials, and evaluation of the results of the development using formative and summative methods. Students will be asked to make well-informed decisions regarding modification to products, materials and programs (formative) and to determine the value of existing products, materials and programs for possible adoption (summative). Prerequisite: EDTE 350.

EDTE 420 Simulation and Gaming. 3 hours.
This course provides the basis of understanding training or instructional strategies; e.g., distance education, active learner, participation, individualized instruction vs. group instruction, gaming, tutorials, simulation. The student will compare various simulation and gaming educational experiences to evaluate the effectiveness of these approaches. The course will explore the impact of educational gaming in the pedagogy needed in the 21st century. Simulations and virtual reality will be explored with emphasis on the educational benefit to be gained by these concepts and technology. The course will study the history of simulations and gaming in instructional system design. The student will learn the decision factors needed by industry or government to plan, design, implement and evaluate a simulation or gaming instructional methodology. Prerequisites: GSTU 210, EDTE 220, EDTE 301 and EDTE 320.

EDTE 430 Educational Evaluation. 3 hours.
This course provides the basis of understanding the terminology and methods used in educational evaluation. Students will study procedures for conducting summative evaluation to include analysis of test results, student critique and external feedback. The course includes study of processes and procedures used in the design, development and conduct of evaluations of technical and professional training programs to include both effectiveness and efficiency assessment. The student will learn how to conduct formative evaluation for all phases of the instructional design process, to develop evaluation plans and to interpret educational evaluation research. Prerequisites: EDTE 330 and MATH 227.

EDTE 493 Educational Leadership Seminar. 3 hours.
This is the capstone course for the instructional technology major. The development of concepts of leadership and the techniques through which leadership is exercised are studied. Students examine and research the influence of changing political, social and economic forces as they affect the role of the leader in education and related commercial fields. Prerequisites: Senior standing and a minimum of 18 semester hours in the instructional technology major.