Course Description

Core Courses

Introduces students to computer-mediated communications and its applications within training and education today. Focus is on the application of networking technologies and resources that support high-quality, interactive instruction in both face-to-face and at-a-distance learning environments.

Current issues and their relationship to technology and systems in various cultures throughout the world; emphasis on explaining technological behaviors, and on showing how technology permeates all human affairs. Also fulfills a General Education requirement.

Introduction to adult development theory and related implications for adult learning, design elements from assessment through evaluation and identification of roles and responsibilities of educators and learners in various environments.

This course considers essential differences between the basic levels of Leadership (Senior Management, Middle Management and Supervision) with the focus on supervision.

Developing an understanding of technology systems as political, economic, and social entities that have multiple goals; using that understanding as a framework for the development of educational adoption events that promote transformational learning during introduction and application of new technologies.

Professional Electives (Select 4)

Training and Development

Design, production, and evaluation of training programs for industry and business. Job analysis, task analysis, instructional design, and cost analysis in development of training programs.

Instruction in the organization, design, preparation, and application of technology-based teaching materials. Emphasis is on the underlying theories of instructional materials selection and development, instructional design, visual communication, and instructional materials production processes.

Principles and procedures used in the measurement, evaluation, and assessment of educational programs involving individuals, groups, programs, and systems within a technology setting.

The study of learning styles, reading levels, philosophies of learning and education, instructional delivery methods, instructional techniques, and evaluation instruments.

Internet and Information Studies

Examining different technologies as they pertain to the information technology (IT) industry and additional industries; determining how these technologies will be used, what kind of demand there may be, and the positive and negative consequences of implementing them. Also fulfills a General Education requirement.

Developing an understanding of current and pending federal and state legislation that impacts the manner in which information (audio, video, and text-based) is disseminated; exploring the political, cultural, economic, and social aspects of these policies as they pertain to information and technology.

Developing an understanding of current and pending rights models used to secure digital content; examining the implications Digital Rights Management (DRM) schemes carry with them, and their impact on the flow of electronic information in modern societies.

Examination of the usability of computer-based device interfaces and the accomplishment of human tasks, thinking critically about how information is presented; attention to hardware and software user interfaces, user-centered evaluation processes, usability engineering, educational uses of computers and computer-supported cooperative work.

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