GRADUATE COURSES
Breadth and depth.

These course descriptions are also available in the University Catalog.


 503 | 510 | 511 | 512 |  515 |  520 |  524 |  530 |  538 |  542 |  547 | 560 | 561 |  591/691 |  593 |  596 |  598 |  599
614 |  621 |  622 |  623 |  629 |  631 |  635

I. Major: Educational Technology (12 units)

ETCV 511: Learning Technologies in the Digital Age

The course addresses the essentials of computer operations; the integration of computer technology into the learning environment; learning theory/instructional design using technology; and the use of presentation and related software. The course is directed at instructional technologists and educators. Graduate-level requirements include a final topic paper.

ETCV 520: Introduction to Instructional Design

The Introduction to Instructional Design course addresses instructional design theory with application to educational technologies. Particular emphasis is placed on the systematic design of instruction. The course is directed at educators, trainers, and instructional technologists.

ETCV 623: Designing Online Learning Environments

This course addresses the principles of online learning environment design. Emphasis will be placed on research-based guidelines developed for synchronous and asynchronous forms of online education.

ETCV 598: Educational Technology Capstone Experience - Taken in your last semester

During this course, to be completed in the final semester, students will demonstrate their ability to apply theories, concepts, methods, and technologies they have learned throughout the program to research a real-world instructional issue.

The student will conduct his or her research using an empirical-, qualitative-, or mixed-methods approach. He or she will prepare a final product on the issues with appropriate findings and recommendations/solutions regarding the issue.

The project can be in the form of a paper, however alternative modes such as an eBook, web resource, or other digital methodology will be considered as long as the format has sufficient intellectual quality and is approved by the Seminar Instructor. Finally, the project must also be presented in a public format at the end of the semester.

II. Measurement and Research Methods (6 units)

ETCV 560: Educational Research Methods

Introduction to research with focus on design, measurement, analysis, and interpretation. Emphasis will be placed on the understanding of research, the summarizing and presentation of research, and the application of research findings.

ETCV 561: Advanced Research Methods

Advanced research methods with the focus on design, measurement, analysis, and interpretation. We will emphasize understanding research, conducting a research project, and summarizing and presenting research.

III. Educational Psychology (3 units) - Choose one

ETCV 510: Learning Theory in Instructional Design

Introductory course examining three major paradigms of human learning from which various learning theories, approaches, interventions, strategies, and techniques have stemmed. Emphasis is placed on relationships between theory and practice in the schools.

ETCV 512: Student Engagement in Online Learning Environments

The study of social, constructivist and contemporary theoretical perspectives in online learning environments within the context of student engagement, participation, persistence, and retention of content. Review of the literature will be stressed, including exploration of tested methods of implementation strategies in both successful and unsuccessful applications. Emphasis will be placed on the practical application of theoretical constructs and empirically established methods that optimize engagement, participation, and learning in online environments.

IV. Supporting Courses/Electives (15 units)

ETCV 503: Designing Learning Ecosystems

This course explores the nexus between virtual and physical learning environments. Students will apply current learning theory and best practices associated with integrating both digital and physical learning environments to create next generation learning ecosystem.

ETCV 515: Digital Photography in Education

The exploration of foundational, theoretical, and practical digital photography issues are emphasized in this course. In addition, ways to digitally edit photos and effectively integrate digital photography into the curriculum and workplace are addressed.

ETCV 524: Educational Gaming and Simulations

Study of educational gaming from theoretical and design perspectives, and the practical aspects of evaluating and implementing games, simulations, and virtual environments for teaching and learning. This course will also examine the impact of games and simulations on society and education.

ETCV 530: Multimedia Applications in Education

Introduction to multimedia concepts, design, and instructional applications. Students will study various multimedia authoring tools to create interactive, engaging, and student-centered teaching and learning materials.

ETCV 538: Mobile Technologies for Learning

Introduction to the use, philosophy, and theory in scaffolding learning in mobile environments in informal and formal educational settings. This course examines design issues, programming, implementation, and evaluation of mobile devices and environments as a fluid field.

ETCV 542: Statistical Methods in Education

Descriptive, correlational, and inferential procedures for presenting and analyzing educational and research data.

ETCV 547: Educational Evaluation

Program evaluation in educational technology. Evaluation for use in educational settings of instruction, measurement, and tool software.

ETCV 591/691: Preceptorship

Specialized work on an individual basis, consisting of instruction and practice in actual service in a department, program, or discipline. Teaching formats may include seminars, online course management and in-depth studies.

ETCV 593: Internship

(Credit varies) Specialized work on an individual basis, consisting of training and practice in actual service in a technical, business, or governmental establishment.

ETCV 596: Seminar in Educational Technology

The development and exchange of scholarly information, usually in a small group setting. The scope of work shall consist of research on educational technology by course registrants, with the exchange of the results of such research through discussion, reports, and/or papers.

ETCV 599: Independent Study

Qualified learners working on an individual basis with professors who have agreed to supervise such work.

ETCV 614: Emerging Technologies in Education

This course studies trends and issues in educational technology as well as the examination of emerging and open source technology applications.

ETCV 621: Advanced Computer Applications

This course will introduce students to advanced computer applications that are used in educational and organizational settings. Web page development, authoring tools, basic programming, and scripting will be examined.

ETCV 622: Introduction to Interface Design

Principles of educational human-computer interface design with an emphasis on visual design, cognitive components of design, and their impact on learning.

ETCV 629: Advanced Instructional Design

This course is an in depth analysis of instructional design theory and practice using theory-based design process and systematic design of instruction. Topics include development of instructional and training plans, design of instructional materials and evaluation of curriculum and programs. In addition, research, development and management of instructional design projects will be discussed.

ETCV 631: Advanced Multimedia

This course is an advanced course in the design of internet-based multimedia applications. The course emphasizes the application of principles of effective communication, usability, and visual design in the creation of digital images, digital video and audio, 3-D animation, virtual worlds and interactive multimedia. In this course, students will apply what they have learned in their preparatory courses to develop interactive applications that incorporate proven design principles.

ETCV 635: Special Issues in Instructional Design

The topics in this course vary each year and focus on current issues and evolving topics in the field of instructional design.