ONID Course Descriptions

ONID Curriculum Map

Course Description Taught

ED 431
Web 2.0 Fundamentals

Examine the impact of Web 2.0, cloud computing, and mobile technologies on K-12 education.
Establish and publish to frameworks--web-based eportfolio, personal learning network, blog, podcasts--that will form the core elements of the M.Ed. Online Instructional Design (ONID).

This course is a prerequisite for subsequent work toward the ONID and should be taken before or concurrently with ED 432 Fundamentals of Media Design.

Fall 2013 website

Fall, Summer

ED 432
Fundamentals of Media Design

Create and publish materials with proper media design for use in teaching and learning. Topics include photo and graphics formatting, video production, SMART technologies, video podcast production, static screen capture and motion screen capture. These productions will be included on the students’ ONID eportfolios.

This course is a prerequisite for subsequent ONID courses and should be taken after or concurrently with ED 431 Web 2.0 Fundamentals: Participate, Produce, Publish.

 Fall, Summer

ED 601
Introductions to Research Methods

Review of the most common educational research paradigms, data gathering techniques and analytical tools used in the study of human behavior and educational institutions. Attention will be given to collaborative research models, with a focus on the translation of research results into practical application. 

Spring, Fall, Summer

ED 603
Field Study Research Methods

Focus on techniques for conducting both quantitative and qualitative field research. Particular emphasis on considerations for conducting field research in cross-cultural settings. Prerequisites: ED F601. Cross-listed with CCS F603.

Spring, Summer

ED 650
Current Issues in Technology

The primary objective for the course is to develop a higher level of awareness and responsibility regarding student's digital presence in an ever-evolving technological landscape. Students will study a series of social, professional, personal and research technology based topics while developing connections between these current events, issues and emerging technologies. Students will then evaluate their social, personal and professional presence in these technologies while seeking to extrapolate the possible ramifications of these current issues on their digital footprints. Prerequisites: Admission to the Master of Education program or permission of the instructor.


ED 653
Instructional Design

Instructional design combines technology skills with application of learning theory to maximize the effectiveness of education. This course explores instructional design from a practical perspective. Students will acquire hands-on practice with a variety of computer-based tools while exploring instructional methods and principles of design.

Prerequisites: ED 431, ED 432

Alternating semesters - please check schedule

ED 654
Digital Citizenship

This course provides students with an understanding of common elements of digital citizenship models. From this vantage point, students undertake a survey of contemporary legal issues important to educators, with an emphasis on digital rights and technology legislation. Finally, students learn how copyright law and the provisions of Fair Use, including the DMCA and TEACH Act, effect and inform educational practice.

Prerequisites: ED 431, ED 432

Spring 2013' fall 2013

ED 655
Online Pedagogy

A study of theory, tools, and methods for teaching online courses. Topics include prominent learning theories, affordances of new technologies, strategies for assessment, and techniques for classroom management in an online environment. Students will develop and articulate a personal philosophy of teaching and learning appropriate for the 21st Century.

Prerequisites: ED 431, ED 432

Alternating semesters - please check schedule

ED 676
Supporting Learning in Diverse Environments

Provides students with the skills necessary to support student learning in a variety of managed and unmanaged computing environments. Students will explore methods of local and remote support, perform tasks to ensure an optimal managed learning environment for students and teachers, and create documentation for student and teacher use. Finally, students will step through the entire process of taking an idea for improving their learning environment by evaluating, implementing, and instructing use of a solution of their choice. (3 credits)

Prerequisites: Students must either be admitted to the Master of Education in Instructional Technology Innovation program or obtain instructor permission to enroll in this course.  Instructor approval for MITI program courses is based on equivalent class work or work performance demonstration.


ED 677
Digital Storytelling

This course examines the principles of storytelling in general and digital storytelling in particular, paying close attention the use of digital storytelling to inform, persuade, and entertain across a variety of social and cultural institutions. Elements of digital storytelling will be investigated and used to create original digital stories in a variety of media.

Prerequisites: ED 431, ED 432, ED 654

Spring 2014 web site


ED 698/699

Students work independently conducting their research and writing their project or thesis with the guidance of their committee. Students must meet with their Graduate Advisory Committee prior to the start of ED 698 or 699. A proposal must be submitted and approved before the student can enroll in Research/Thesis credits

Students register for ED 698, Research to culminate the degree with a PROJECT.
Students register for ED 699, Thesis to culminate the degree with a THESIS.

Spring, Fall, Summer