Instructional Technology Program
College of Education
Instructional Technology Course Numbers and Titles
and their University Catalog Descriptions
Instructional Technology courses use the prefix "EDTC" and a unique, four digit number to identify the course. The number in parenthesis indicates the course hours (credits) the course is worth."P:" indicates a course prerequisite.
2240. Virtual Reality: Introduction and Basic Applications (3)
P: Basic knowledge of computer operations. Basic applications of virtual reality in education and other fields. Students select special projects according to their interests.
3242. Graphics-Based Virtual Environments I (3)
P: EDTC 2240 or consent of dept chair. Intermediate design, building, applications, and evaluation of graphics-based virtual environments for specific applications.
3243. Graphics-Based Virtual Environments II (3)
P: EDTC 3242 or consent of instructor. Advanced design, building, applications, and evaluation of graphics-based virtual environments for specific applications.
3244. Virtual Reality in Education (3)
P: EDTC 2240 or consent of instructor. Role of virtual reality as instructional tool. Types, applications, and hardware and software.
3245. Text-Based Virtual Environments (3)
P: EDTC 2240 or consent of instructor. Design, building, applications, and evaluation of applications of text-based virtual environments.
3901, 3902, 3903, 3904. Special Topics (1,2,3,4)
May be repeated for maximum of 9 s.h. with change of topic. P: Consent of instructor. Selected topics in educational technology. Variety of newly developed and special courses
4246. Interactive Three-Dimensional Internet Applications (3)
P: EDTC 2240 and working knowledge of HTML or consent of instructor. Design and construction of interactive three dimensional Internet applications. Uses tools such as VRML.
4900. Seminar on Virtual Reality (3)
P: 16 s.h. in virtual reality courses or consent of instructor. Problems and issues affecting building, use, and evaluation of virtual environments.
5010. Computers in Education (3)
Application of computers in education. Operation of microcomputers and selection, evaluation, and application of educational software.
6010. Introduction to Instructional Technology (3)
Historical background, theories, instructional design and development, deliverers of instruction, current issues, and trends.
6020. Principles of Instructional Design (3)
Systematic process for design of instruction. Task analysis and task analysis diagrams, learner and context analysis, and development of instructional strategies.
6025. Analysis and Evaluation In Instructional Technology (3)
P: EDTC 6020. Introduces development of instructional analyses, strategies, and formative evaluation methods. Practical experiences in traditional and alternative instructional development and evaluation techniques.
6030. Authoring Systems for Instructional Product Development (3)
P: EDTC 6020; consent of instructor. Use of authoring systems for design, development, and testing of instructional course ware.
6035. Integrating Technology into the Language Arts, Social Studies, & Information Skills Curriculums (3)
Open to other graduate education majors. In-depth study of NC K-12 computer skills curriculum. Emphasis on development of strategies, materials, and staff development to integrate technology into English/language arts, social studies, and information skills curricula.
6037. Integrating Technology into the Math, Science, and Healthful Living Curriculums (3)
Open to other graduate education majors. In-depth study of NC K-12 computer skills curriculum. Emphasis on developing strategies, materials, and staff development to integrate technology into math, science, and health curricula.
6040. Multimedia Instructional Product Development (3)
P: EDTC 6030. Process of instructional product development using multimedia technologies. Develops multimedia instructional modules.
6045. Human-Computer Interface Design (3) (Same as LIBS 6045)
P: Basic computer knowledge. Design and evaluate human-computer interfaces for information and instructional products. Applies human-computer interface principles and user-centered design perspective to project development.
6050. The Internet: Organization, Design, and Resource Discovery
Organization and design of Internet. Emphasis on tools available for discovering useful resources for instructional and other purposes.
6060. Using the World Wide Web for Research (3)
Identifies and evaluates resources for research available on World Wide Web. Examines issues such as search strategies, copyright, and censorship.
6070. Digital Literacy for 21st Century Classrooms (3)
Prepare educators in the use of information communication and technology (ICT) literacy skills.
6110. Media Literacy (3)
Critical examination of mass media in terms of implicit and explicit messages. Strategies and activities to develop cognitive and viewing skills necessary for effective evaluation of media.
6125. Performance Technology: Principles and Strategies (3)
P: EDTC 6020. Interrelationship of computer technology with instructional technology and its application to corporate training.
6130. Development of Video Instruction (3)
Design and development of desktop video for instructional applications. Integration of digital video with other media for instruction. Analog video production and principles of instructional television.
6135. Instructional Graphics for Educational Media (3)
Design and production of graphic and visual elements for instructional applications. Covers electronic and print-based static and interactive media.
6139. Selection and Integration of Multimedia for PreK - 12 Schools (3)
Methods and materials for selecting and using a variety of multimedia formats in PreK-12 classrooms.
6149. Administration of School Technology Programs (3)
Theory and principles of management with relevant application for school technology programs.
6230. Local Area Networks in Instructional Settings (3)
Planning, designing, implementing, and managing local area networks in instructional settings.
6240. Virtual Reality: Principles and Applications (3)
Basic principles of virtual reality. Emphasis on applications in education and other fields. Students select special projects according to their interests and build virtual environment.
6242. Building and Using Graphics-Based Virtual Environments for Education (3)
P: EDTC 6240 or consent of chair. Graphics-based environment design, building, application, and evaluation for education.
6244. Building and Using Text-Based Virtual Reality Environments for Education (3)
P: EDTC 6240 or consent of chair. Text-based environment design, building, applications, and evaluation for education.
6300. Introduction to Distance Learning (3)
Internet connectivity required. Distance learning from administrative and program development standpoint.
6848 Seminar on Virtual Reality and Education (3)
P: EDTC 6242, 6244; or consent of chair. Explores problems and issues affecting building, use, and evaluation of virtual reality environments in educational settings.
6900. Electronic Portfolio Development (3) (Same as LIBS 6900)
Practical application of theory, assessment, and reflection addressing state and national standards in professional electronic portfolios.
6901, 6902, 6903, 6904. Special Topics in Instructional Technology (1 - 4)
May be repeated for maximum of 6 s.h. with change of topic for a given course number. Variety of newly developed and special courses.
6981, 6982, 6983. Directed Independent Study
For intermediate or advanced student. P: Minimum of 15 s.h. of credit in MAEd program; consent of chair. Study of topic not otherwise offered in curriculum or pursuit of topic beyond or in greater depth than is possible within context of regular course.
6991, 6992. Internships Seminar (3)
110 hours of observation and practical experience in school or other setting appropriate to student’s area of specialization. P: 24 s.h. in MAEd program or consent of chair. Periodic group meetings with internship supervisor.
7000. Thesis (3)
May be repeated. May count maximum of 3 s.h.
7001. Thesis: Summer Research (1)
May be repeated. No credit may count toward degree. Students conducting thesis research may only register for this course during the summer.
7010. Supervision of School Media and Technology Programs (3) (Same as LIBS 7010)
P: Consent of CAS-LS or MAEd program director. Principles and practices of supervision of media and technology programs for school district and/or region.
7030. Web Teaching: Design and Development (3) Formerly EDTC 7320
Principles of Internet (web-based) instruction, including instructional design components, and designing web pages for delivery of instruction.
7035. Designing K-12 Professional Development for Delivery in Online and Blended Learning Environments (3)
Emphasis on the practical application of instructional strategies for designing K-12 professional development modules in online and blended learning environments. Open to other graduate education majors.
7040. Instructional Strategies for Distance Learning (3) Formerly EDTC 7310
Principles and theories of distance learning, including design, delivery, and evaluation.
7120. Learning Theories for Instructional Development (3) Formerly EDTC 6120
Advanced examination of learning theories that affect development of instruction.
7125. Training Systems Engineering (3)
Explores issues associated with building the training systems and subsystems necessary for training and sustaining human performance. Topics include performance analysis and needs assessing, life cycle training concerns, training development, training devices and strategies for use, cost and performance analysis, and technology used in training delivery.
7220. Instructional Systems Analysis (3)
Advanced examination of instructional systems analysis. Includes conducting needs analysis, performance analysis, task analysis, learner analysis, and environmental analysis in preparation for instructional design.
7330. Management of Distance Education (3)
Introduces management of distance education programs, covering online course management, strategic planning, faculty development and support services, student services, issues, and future trends.
7400. Doctoral Seminar in Instructional Technology (3)
P: Admission to doctoral program. Advanced seminar focusing on theory, research, models, delivery, and current issues of instructional technology in schools, higher education, and training.
7901, 7902, 7303. Selected Topics in Instructional Technology (1,2,3)
May be repeated for a maximum of 6 s.h. with change of topic. P: Consent of chair. Variety of newly developed and special courses.
7981, 7982, 7983. Directed Independent Study (1,2,3)
For advanced or doctoral student. P: Consent of chair. Topics not otherwise offered or offered in greater depth than in the context of a regular course.
8020. Doctoral Seminar in Models and Theories of Instructional Development (3)
P: Admission to EdD in educational leadership or consent of instructor. Advanced study of established and emerging models of instructional design and development. Includes descriptive and prescriptive theories of instructional development.
8025. Doctoral Seminar in Educational Evaluation (3)
P: Admission to EdD in educational leadership or consent of instructor. Advanced study of established and emerging methods of educational evaluation. Includes both program evaluation and product evaluation with emphasis on technology programs and products.
8120. Doctoral Seminar in Foundations of Instructional Systems (3)
P: Admission to EdD in educational leadership or consent of instructor. Advanced study of theoretical foundations of instructional systems.
8130. Doctoral Seminar in Diffusion and Adoption of Innovations (3)
P: Admission to EdD in educational leadership or consent of instructor. Advanced seminar in diffusion and adoption of innovations, including models of change, research-based practice, adaptation due to contextual constraints, and challenges particular to adoption of technology.
8140.d Doctoral Seminar in Instructional Development for Higher Education (3)
P: Admission to EdD in educational leadership or consent of instructor. Advanced seminar on instructional development as it relates to organization and faculty development, and instructional change within higher education settings.