Graduate Studies

Instructional Design and Technology
2016-2017

Gainful employment information - Education Technology Specialist
Gainful employment information - Instructional Media Development
Gainful employment information - Online & Distance Learning Development
Gainful employment information - Technology Integration in Education
Gainful employment information - Workplace Learning & Performance

Chairperson: C. Ray Diez
Program Coordinator: Hoyet Hemphill
K-12 Coordinator: Leaunda Hemphill
Office: Knoblauch Hall 135
Telephone: (309) 298-1091 Fax: (309) 298-2978
E-mail: IDT@wiu.edu
Website: wiu.edu/engrtech
Location of Program Offering: Macomb and Online

Program Description

The Department of Engineering Technology offers certificate programs in a variety of areas. The certificate programs combine up-to-date knowledge with practical applications and individualized experiences. The aim of the certificate programs is to facilitate professional growth in technology and related abilities in problem-solving and systematic planning.

No transfer of credit is accepted into the certificate plan.  Additionally, students must have access to the internet, including email capability, fax facilities, and have advanced computer skills.

Courses taken while working on this certificate can be counted as elective hours toward a Master of Science Degree in Instructional Design and Technology. Students who wish to pursue this option while working on the certificate should state such intention in their program so they can receive proper advising.

Requirements for Enrollment

Applicants for the state-approved Technology Specialist Certificate must meet the following conditions:

  1. Must have completed a state-approved teacher education program and hold a teaching certificate/license.
  2. Must show evidence of meeting the National Educational Technology Standards for Teachers (NETS-T) by submitting a self-assessment of competencies.

Applicants for the state Technology Specialist Certificate should also be aware of the following:

  1. Applicants who lack basic competencies in microcomputer application software may be required to take IDT 503.
  2. Applicants to the Technology Specialist emphasis who have identified NETS-T deficiencies may be required to take IDT 504, or they may be required to complete a faculty approved plan of selected professional development activities.
  3. Completion of the Technology Specialist Certificate does not automatically lead to an Illinois State Board of Education Technology Specialist endorsement. Questions concerning this endorsement should be directed to the IDT graduate advisor.

Certificate Requirements

Instructional Design and Technology: Educational Technology Specialist*

IDT 505 Foundations of Instructional Technology (3)
IDT 510 Principles of Instructional Design (3)
IDT 517 Integration of the Internet and Multimedia in Education and Training (3)
IDT 529 Integration of Computer-Based Technology in Education and Training (3)
IDT 534 Technology Issues and Professional Development in Education and Training (3)
IDT 539 Hardware, Operating Systems, and Networking in the Schools (3)
IDT 595 Technology Planning and Research (3)
EIS 500 Research Methods (3)

TOTAL: 24 s.h.

Instructional Design and Technology: Instructional Media Development

IDT 510 Principles of Instructional Design (3)

IDT 536 Video Production for Multimedia (3)
or
IDT 537 Instructional Video Production (3)
or
IDT 512 Instructional Development for Business and Training (3)

IDT 538 Developing Graphics for Instruction and Training (3)
or
IDT 530 Graphics Applications in Education and Training (3)
or
IDT 540 Interactive Multimedia Development (3)
or
IDT 545 Instructional Web Development (3)

IDT 433G Instructional 3D Modeling and Animation (3)
or
IDT 460G Instructional Virtual Reality Design (3)
or
IDT 561 Instructional Simulations and Gaming (3)

IDT 560 Visual Literacy

TOTAL: 18 s.h.

Instructional Design and Technology: Online and Distance Learning Development*

IDT 510 Principles of Instructional Design (3)
IDT 515 E-Learning Design and Development (3)
IDT 516 Internet Resources for Education and Training (3)
IDT 538 Developing Graphics for Instruction and Training (3)

IDT 545 Instructional Web Development (3)
or
IDT 560 Visual Literacy (3)

IDT 565 Management of Instructional Technology

TOTAL: 18 s.h.

Instructional Design and Technology: Technology Integration in Education*

IDT 505 Foundations of Instructional Technology (3)
IDT 510 Principles of Instructional Design (3)
IDT 515 E-Learning Design and Development (3)
IDT 516 Internet Resources for Education and Training (3)
IDT 529 Integration of Computer-Based Technology in Education and Training (3)
IDT 534 Technology Issues and Professional Development in Education and Training (3)

TOTAL: 18 s.h.

Instructional Design and Technology: Workplace Learning and Performance*

IDT 510 Principles of Instructional Design (3)
IDT 512 Instructional Development for Business and Training (3)
IDT 532 Fundamentals of Performance Technology for Instructional Designers and Technologists (3)

IDT 540 Interactive Multimedia Development (3)
or
IDT 545 Instructional Web Development (3)

IDT 550 Advanced Instructional Design (3)
or
IDT 541 Advanced Interactive Multimedia Development (3)

IDT 565 Management of Instructional Technology (3)

TOTAL: 18 s.h.

* Certificate can be completed entirely online.

Course Descriptions

Instructional Design and Technology (IDT)

433G Instructional 3D Modeling and Animation. (3) Instructional uses of three-dimensional modeling and animation are explored including basic modeling tools, virtual camera controls, materials, video production, and lighting. Course materials cost required. Prerequisites: IDT 205 or permission of the instructor.

460G Instructional Virtual Reality Design. (3) Focuses on the integration of virtual reality technologies for instruction and training. Provides opportunities to develop instructional/training virtual environments utilizing virtual reality authoring systems. Course materials cost required. Prerequisite: IDT 355 or permission of the instructor.

505 Foundations of Instructional Technology. (3) (On-line 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, accomplishment and issues; (2) describe the advantages, disadvantages, characteristics, and critical attributes of various instructional media; and (3) critically evaluate the foundations in instructional technology. 

510 Principles of Instructional Design. (3) (On-line 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. 

512 Instructional Development for Business and Training. (3) This course focuses on the development of highly interactive training programs for business and industry. The emphasis is on screencasting, software simulations, and video presentations for training and instruction.

515 E-Learning Design and Development. (3) (On-line course only) Focuses on the application of e-learning design principles and research-supported practices for designing and developing instruction for educational and training purposes. Students will create e-learning curriculum or training modules. Prerequisite: IDT 505 or 510.

516 Internet Resources for Education and Training. (3) (On-line course only) Focuses on developing skills in finding, evaluating, and using internet resources for education and training. Collaboration tools, social media, and mobile applications are explored. Emphasis is placed on the appropriate use of these materials, including copyright compliance.

517 Integration of the Internet and Multimedia in Education and Training. (3) (On-line course only) Focuses on the integration of the Internet and multimedia into curricular material design, development, and evaluation for educational and training purposes. Prerequisite: IDT 504, evidence of meeting the National Educational Technology Standard for Teachers, or permission of instructor/department chair.

529 Integration of Computer-Based Technology in Education and Training. (3) (On-line course only)Focus on the integration of computer-based technologies into curricular material design, development, and evaluation for educational and training purposes.

530 Graphics Applications in Education and Training. (3) (On-line 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) (On-line course only) 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 or 510.

534 Technology Issues and Professional Development in Education and Training. (3) (On-line course only) Focuses on exploring issues and professional development related to instructional technology.

536 Video Production for Multimedia. (3) (On-line course on rotating basis) Introduction to the production cycle for instructional design video. Students will develop instructional videos using digital video production techniques such as video camera handling, special effects, and desktop editing.

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. Course materials cost required. Prerequisites: IDT 360, 530, 536, or permission of instructor or department chair.

538 Developing Graphics for Instruction and Training. (3) (On-line course on rotating basis) Introduction to methods for using digital technology to create and modify images for use in instructional materials. Students will follow a visual design process to create graphics for educational purposes, such as e-learning and computer-based instruction.

539 Hardware, Operating Systems, and Networking in the Schools. (3) (On-line course only) 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) Basic principles of design and development of interactive instructional computer applications.  Students will complete several modules utilizing a representative multimedia authoring tool and will create prototype instructional software. Course materials cost required. Prerequisite: IDT 510 or permission of instructor.

541 Advanced Interactive Multimedia Development. (3) 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.  Course materials cost required. Prerequisite: IDT 540.

545 Instructional Web Development. (3) (On-line course on rotating basis) 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.  Prerequisite: IDT 510 or permission of the instructor.

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

560 Visual Literacy. (3) (On-line 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 Simulations and Gaming. (3) Focuses on the use of simulations and games for instruction and training. Provides opportunities to develop instructional simulations utilizing appropriate development software. Also focuses on the effective and efficient development of game-based instruction. Course materials cost required.

565 Management of Instructional Technology. (3) (On-line course only) 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.

595 Technology, Planning and Research. (3) (On-line course only) Focuses on the planning, leadership, and evaluation of technology integration in the schools. Prerequisites: EIS 500, IDT 510, IDT 529, IDT 534, IDT 539, or permission of instructor/department chair.

*Please see the Instructional Design and Technology Master’s program section of catalog for additional course descriptions.