IDT M.S. Course Descriptions

433g Instructional 3D Modeling and Animation. (3) (Macomb Campus course only) Instructional uses of three-dimensional modeling and animation are explored including basic modeling tools, virtual camera controls, materials, video production, and lighting. Prerequisite: IDT 205 or equivalent, or permission of the instructor.

480g Advanced Web-Based Instruction. (3) (Macomb Campus course only) Emphasises the potential of Internet technology to foster interactivity in design of performance solutions. Students move beyond static Web page creation to advanced incorporation of resources in support of highly interactive forms, database creation and management, and client/server integration. Prerequisite: IDT 351 or permission of the instructor.

500 Preseminar. (2) (Online course only) Introduction to the fields of instructional technology and telecommunications. Through presentations and discussions with department faculty and invited speakers, a broad sweep of the field will be explored. Graded S/U. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

503 Microcomputer Applications in Instructional Technology. (3) (Online course only) Introductory survey of applications of microcomputers in education and training including Computer Assisted Instruction, communication and presentation graphics, multimedia and hypermedia authoring on the Internet, word processing databases, and spreadsheets. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

504 Technological Applications for the Classroom Teacher. (3) (Online coures only) Build on basic computing skills, focusing on the effective use of technology-enhanced instruction practices to meet the state and national technology standards for teachers. Intended for students who have completed their educational methodology courses or who are practicing teachers. Prerequisite: Working knowledge of computers and the Internet.

505 Foundations of Instructional Technology. (3) (Online course only) Introductory survey of the field of Instructional Technology. Upon completion students will be able to: (1) communicate about the field's terminology, history, accomplishments and issues; (2) describe the advantages, disadvantages, characteristics, and critical attributes of various instructional media; and (3) critically evaluate the foundations in instructional technology. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

510 Principles of Instructional Design. (3) (Online course only) Develop knowledge and skills in systematic analysis of the teaching-learning process using an instructional design approach. Study and application of instructional design theories and models. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

512 Instructional Development for Business and Training. (3) Develop knowledge and skills in using systematic processes for designing training programs for business and industry. Focus will be on the entire process of training/instructional analysis, design, development, implementation, and evaluation. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

515 Telecommunications and Distance Learning. (3) (Online course only) Examines a variety of telecommunications systems used for distance learning and the challenges surrounding their selection and application. Emphasis is on the effective design, development, and delivery of instructional strategies for distance learning environments. Prerequisite: IDT 510.

516 Internet Resources for Education and Training. (3) (Online course only) Focuses on developing skills in utilizing electronic mail and World Wide Web browsers to locate, download, and integrate Internet resources. Opportunities for students to develop Web pages and discuss issues and challenges surrounding the use of the Internet. Prerequisite: Working knowledge of computers.

517 Classroom Integration of the Internet and Multimedia. (3) (Online course only) Focuses on effectively integrating Internet technologies and multimedia into curricular material. Prerequisite: IDT 504, evidence of meeting the National Educational Technology Standard for Teachers, or permission of instructor/department chair.

522 Computers as Critical Thinking Tools. (3) Practice in creative ways of using computer software (such as spreadsheet, database, modeling tools and so on) in order to facilitate a learner's critical thinking in the classroom. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor/ department chair.

525 Grant Writing Basics. (3) (Online course only) To identify and select appropriate grants, learn strategies for effective proposal writing, and develop skills for utilizing a team approach to generate ideas, coordinate writing, maximize organizational involvement, and strengthen successful grant implementation. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

529 Integration of Computer-Based Technology in Schools. (3) (Online course only) Focus on the integration of technologies in the classroom. This course provides opportunities for direct application of knowledge and competencies acquired in prerequisite course work. 

530 Graphics Applications in Education and Training. (3) (Macomb campus course only) Survey of imaging-related applications such as image editing, 3D modeling, movie editing and special effects software. Course materials cost required.

532 Fundamentals of Performance Technology for Instructional Designers and Technologists. (3) This course surveys performance technology approaches and tools to improve the performance of individuals, work groups, and work processes. Students will collaboratively identify instructional and non-instructional performance problems, suggest interventions based upon data-driven needs analyses, and implement and evaluate programmatic solutions in cooperation with the clients. Prerequisites: IDT 505 and IDT 510, or permission of instructor/department chair.

534 Technology Issues and Professional Development for Educators. (3) (Online course only) Provides students with opportunities for further professional growth in instructional technology through exploring contemporary issues in K-12 school settings. 

535 Photographic Applications in Education and Training. (3) (Macomb campus course only) Production techniques such as still camera handling, basic darkroom skills, and color slide presentations, and the use of photographic images in microcomputer-based multimedia will be explored. Course materials cost required.

536 Video Production for Multimedia. (3) (Macomb campus course only) Emphasizes digital video production techniques such as video camera handling, lighting techniques, special effects, and desktop video editing for use in computerbased multimedia. Prerequisite: IDT 530. Course materials cost required.

537 Instructional Video Production. (3) Project research, planning and budgeting, script-writing, and media design for instructional video. Course includes casting, lighting, audio, camera movement, angles and camera techniques. Prerequisites: IDT 510 and ITT 530. Course materials cost required.

538 Imaging Technology. (3) Study of imagery as a language of communication. Provides practical experiences in digital and electronic still images and nonverbal messages. Students will produce electronic images to be incorporated into educational products. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

539 Hardware, Operating Systems, and Networking in the Schools. (3) Plan for, design, use, and evaluate computer hardware and software, operating systems, and networking for educational settings. Prerequisites: IDT 504 or evidence of meeting the National Education Technology Standards for Teachers, or permission of instructor/department chair.

540 Interactive Multimedia Development. (3) (Macomb campus course only) Basic principles of design and development of interactive instructional computer applications. Students will complete several projects utilizing a representative multimedia authoring tool and will create prototype instructional software. Prerequisites: IDT 510 and IDT 503, or permission of instructor/department chair. Course materials cost required.

541 Advanced Interactive Multimedia Development. (3) (Macomb campus course only) Advanced skills in development of media, efficient software design, and application of instructional design principles to deliver computer-based multimedia. Students will perform a series of exercises and continue development of refined multimedia products. Prerequisite: IDT 540. Course materials cost required.

545 Instructional Web Development. (3) (Macomb campus course only) Development of web-based instruction and the application of current commercial products for web-based course delivery. Deals with HTML authoring and adapting graphics and movies for web-based delivery. Course materials cost required.

550 Advanced Instructional Design. (3) Design, develop, and evaluate an instructional system. Using the knowledge of instruction design, students will develop a mini-instructional system. Prerequisite: IDT 510.

553 Professional Development. (1-3, repeatable) Studies leading to applications of instructional technology and telecommunications which emphasize competency development in a specialized area, such as: distance learning, electronic classrooms, and computerbased presentation systems. Does not apply to degree program. Graded S/U. Prerequisite: Graduate standing. Special permission only.

560 Visual Literacy. (3) (Online course only) Understanding the theories of visual communication and application in preparation of illustrations, icons, and moving images. Students will review the salient literature on visual literacy and apply principles for nonverbal communication in text and computer-based media. 

561 Instructional Simulation and Gaming. (3) (Macomb campus course only) Focuses on the integration of virtual reality technologies for instruction and training. Provides opportunities to develop virtual environment projects utilizing virtual reality authoring systems and effective and efficient virtual environmentbased instruction. Course materials cost required.

565 Management of Instructional Technology. (3) Emphasis is given to project management, assessment of instructional needs, coordinating instructional design and production of instructional materials and projects, and identifying resource needs and allocation. Prerequisite: IDT 505 or 510.

573 Professional Development. (1-3, repeatable to 9) Studies leading to applications of Instructional Technology and Telecommunications which emphasize competency development in a specialized area, such as: distance learning, electronic classrooms, curriculum integration, presentation systems, and multimedia techniques. Course includes the completion of a project. Does not apply to degree program. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and special permission only.

591 Independent Study.(1-3, repeatable to 3) An investigation of issues related to the student's major area, not specifically covered in other courses. A substantial written report, as well as an informal oral report will be required. Prerequisites: 15 hours of IDT classes, filing of degree plan, graduate committee formed, and permission of the department chair.

595 Technology, Planning and Research. (3) (Online coures only) Emphasis on the planning, leadership, and evaluation of technology integration in the schools. Provides students with the opportunity to apply theories and techniques of educational technology through on-site field experiences. Prerequisites: EIS 500, IDT 510, IDT 529, IDT 534, IDT 539, or permission of instructor/department chair.

600 Applied Project. (3) Advanced level fieldwork in a setting appropriate to the student's professional goals. The result of the applied project will be presented to the student's Graduate Committee. Graded S/U. Prerequisite: Permission of department chair.

601 Seminar in Instructional Technology. (2) In-depth guided studies of critical issues and topics in instructional technology. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

603 Graduate Portfolio. (0) Throughout their graduate program, students will develop a portfolio documenting their knowledge and skills in instructional design and technology. The result of the portfolio will be presented to the student's Graduate Committee. Graded S/U. Prerequisite: Permission of the department chair.

605 Thesis. (3) Thesis direction under the guidance of a major adviser to meet the need of the student. A written thesis will be presented to the student's Graduate Committee. Graded S/U. Prerequisite: Permission of the department chair.

620 Instructional Design and Technology Internship. (4) Integrates instructional technology theories and practical skills with application in a real-life environment. Students are exposed to a variety of positions in that environment during the semester. During the internship, the student will demonstrate his/her ability to integrate, organize and manage a project. Graded S/U. Prerequisites: Completion of 15 hours of approved IDT course work and permission of the department chair.

756 Planning for Technology. (3) This course focuses on the role of the school administrator in addressing issues and strategies for integrating technology in K-12 schools. Topics explored include the use of technology to support teaching and learning; the integration of technology into long- and short-term planning and budgeting; models for technology staffing, professional development, and support; and alignment with state and federal technology initiatives and standards. Corequisite: Concurrent enrollment in EDL 725. Prerequisites: Acceptance into the Ed.D. program in Educational Leadership and completion of the first year-long block: SPED 613.