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Courses

Schedule of Current Classes Being Offered
There are three types of courses that students need to tkae to complete the graduate program in Educational Technology Leadership: Core Courses, Elective Courses, and Master Degree Project or Thesis courses.

Core Courses:

EDUI 6110 Web as an Interactive Educational Tool (4)
Design of instructional delivery via the Internet based on a study of the range of Internet-student/interactions, application of appropriate learning strategies, the potential of recent developments in the design/development of instruction, advanced topics in multimedia design. Prerequisite: EDUI 5007 or consent of instructor.

EDUI 6200 Learning Theories and the Design of E-L earning Envirnments(4)
Identification of developmental theories in social and cognitive psychology, focusing on the characteristics of development, the nature of learning, the social influence on development and learning, and the foundation provided by these theories for the design of instructional multimedia programs. Three hrs. lect., 2 hrs. lab.

EDUI 6240 Curriculum and Instruction in Mathematics, Science, & Technology (4)
This course is designed to prepare students to improve teaching and learning in mathematics, science, and technology. It will provide a clear understanding of learning theories that specially support instruction in mathematics, and science, using technology; It will prepare students to design innovative, technology-based curriculum with sound pedagogical approach for improving teaching in mathematics and science

EDUI 6210 Language Arts, Social Studies, and Educational Technology (4)
Teaching language arts and social studies curricula using technology. Social contexts in which educational technologies affect these subject areas, both present and future, are examined. Prerequisite: graduate standing or consent of instructor

EDUI 6500 Research in Educational Technology (4)
Fundamental concepts in qualitative and quantitative research designs and program evaluation in Educational Technology. Statistical tools and procedures for data analysis and interpretation. Preparation of research proposal for project or thesis. Prerequisite: EDUI 6400 or consent of instructor

EDUI 6600 Educational Interface Design (4)
Current developments in cognitive science related to instructional technology. Human brain organization, the influence of environment upon memory and problem solving, how these issues can provide a foundation for progressive educational technology leaders. Prerequisite: consent of instructor. Three hrs. lect., 2 hrs. lab


Elective Courses

EDUI 6002 Animation for the Web (2)
This course focuses on Flash, which has come to be the most used animation tool for the Web. Learn the basic functions of the menu in this software, which allows the user to include all features of multimedia in their production. The sequence of frames in Flash is called a Movie. A movie may contain an infinite number of frames and scenes each of which can contain text, graphics, sounds, animation, buttons and fields. Learn how to link frames and objects in a movie by creating interactive buttons and animation for the Web.

EDUI 6005 Digital Graphics (4)
This course is designed to concentrate on computer graphics. You will be introduced to several graphics programs such as Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator. Students will learn to use this powerful program as a creative professional design tool. Understand all the drawing tools in the application and how to effectively use them to produce most any type of graphic document. Learn how Photoshop and Illustrator can be used for editing graphics and manipulating millions of colors

EDUI 6098 Designing Effective Multimedia Instruction (4)
Effective design and development of multimedia material to promote optional interactivity, performance, and motivation. Evaluation of educational multimedia products, design and development of original software, and examination of research on electronic learning. Prerequisite: T ED 5099 or equivalent.

EDUI 6115 Web as a Collaborative Educational Tool (4)
Rationale for the use of, and the social and contextual theories for, the design of instructional delivery via the Web. Enables educators to design and create collaborative environment for teaching and learning. Social and cognitive theories provide the theoretical foundations. Current Web technology provides the tool for such a design. Prerequisite: EDUI 5007 or consent of instructor.

EDUI 6120 Distance Learning Technologies and Applications (4)
Rationale for the use of and critical analysis of various types of distance learning technologies. Current transmission options for distance learning. Instructional strategies for teaching using distance technologies. Prerequisite: consent of instructor.

EDUI 6130 Supervising and Evaluating Teaching with Technology (4)
Analysis of the nature of effective integration of technology in the classroom within the context of theory of supervisory functions. Examination of techniques, including clinical supervision for promoting and supporting teacher growth and development in the use of technology in instruction. Prerequisite: EDUI 6200 or EDUI 6210 or departmental approval.

EDUI 6140 Professional Development with Educational Technologies (4)
How adults learn in the professional setting; maximizing human resources through quality support for training and development; how technology skills are acquired by the professional; creating and maintaining effective staff development programs in technology. Prerequisite: consent of instructor.

EDUI 6150 urrent Issues in Educational Technology (4)
Current topics related to the assimilation of technology and planning in education. Prerequisite: completion of at least 12 units of the Educational Technology program.

EDUI 6210 Principles of Instructional Design (4)
Instructional design theories and models in technology; application of design principles in the evaluation and creation of instructional materials including text; teacher-mediated instruction in multimedia. Prerequisite: graduate standing or consent of instructor.

EDUI 6220 Introduction to Web Database Design for Educators (4)
An overview of database concepts, design and development. The topics include: Relational Models, Data Manipulation Languages, Application Interfaces, Access Languages, Database Modeling, Design and development, ColdFusion, ASP, PHP, and database access through the Web.

EDUI 6230 Advance Web Database Design for Educators (4)
An advance treatment of database concepts, design and development. This course will be on the server side dealing with issues such as Relational Models, Data Manipulation Languages, Application Interfaces, Access Languages, Database Modeling, Design and development, and database access through the Web. The concentration of this course will be on the server side

EDUI 6310 Culture and the Evolution of Educational Technology (4)
Cultural contexts in which educational technologies are situated and the consequent impact on growth of such technologies. Application of postmodern, feminist and multicultural perspectives to examine technology within educational cultures. Prerequisite: Graduate standing or consent of instructor.

EDUI 6315 Current Technologies in Education (2)
Current educational technologies and their use in the classroom. Repeatable (3 times) for credit with approval of instructor (or Program). Prerequisite: consent of instructor.

EDUI 6400 Educational Technology Planning for Innovation and Change (4)
History of creative innovation and its effects on educational culture and thought. Critical examination of current innovative technologies for instruction at all levels, pre-school through professional. Strategies for instructional technology planning. Prerequisite: EDUI 6210 or consent of instructor.

EDUI 6450 Management of Educational Technology (4)
Organizational and managerial issues, problems, decision-making, and solutions for successful implementation of technology initiatives including distributed learning, distance learning, computer-aided education, and multimedia projects. Focus on technological solutions to educational problems and on planning, strategy formulation, and implementation of technology projects, addressing infrastructure decisions, system design and development, budgeting, resource management, project team dynamics, and evaluation. Three hrs. lect., 2 hrs. act.

Master Degree Project

EDUI 6899 MS Project (2-5) or

EDUI 6909 Departmental Thesis (2-5)