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Dr. Ron Preston
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Instructional Technology Courses and Descriptions

All of our courses begin with EDTC and can be found listed in the university catalogs. Any of our courses without a prerequisite listed may be used as an elective. See your advisor for more details.


EDTC 4001 - Technology in Education

P: BITE 2000 or BITE 2000 by-pass exam or BITE 2112 or MIS 2223 or other Council for Teacher Education approved technology course. Information literacy, media, and technology integration skills for professional and instructional use in instructional design, video applications, and digital applications.

EDTC 5010 - Computers in Education Application of computers in education

Operation of microcomputers and selection, evaluation, and application of educational software.

EDTC 6010 - Introduction to Instructional Technology

Historical background, theories, instructional design and development, deliverers of instruction, current issues, and trends.

EDTC 6020 - Principles of Instructional Design

Systematic process for design of instruction. Task analysis and task analysis diagrams, learner and context analysis, and development of instructional strategies.

EDTC 6025 - Analysis and Evaluation in Instructional Technology

P: EDTC 6020. Introduces development of instructional analyses, strategies, and formative evaluation methods. Practical experiences in traditional and alternative instructional development and evaluation techniques.

EDTC 6030 - Authoring Systems for Instructional Product Development

Use of authoring systems for design, development, and testing of instructional course ware.

EDTC 6035 - Integrating Technology into the English/Language Arts, Social Studies, and Information Skills Curriculum

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.

EDTC 6037 - Integrating Technology into the Math, Science, and Healthful Living Curriculums

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.

EDTC 6040 - Multimedia Instructional Product Development

P: EDTC 6010, EDTC 6025, EDTC 6030. Process of instructional product development using multimedia technologies. Develops multimedia instructional modules.

EDTC 6045 - Human-Computer Interface Design

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.

EDTC 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.

EDTC 6060 - Using the World Wide Web for Research

Identifies and evaluates resources for research available on World Wide Web. Examines issues such as search strategies, copyright, and censorship.

EDTC 6070 - Digital Literacy for 21st Century Classrooms

Prepare educators in the use of information communication and technology (ICT) literacy skills.

EDTC 6075 - Instructional Simulations and Games

Examines simulations and games for learning, including learner engagement and psychology of game play; research and development of instructional simulations and games; and applications in K-12, higher education, health education, military education, and corporate training.

EDTC 6125 - Performance Technology: Principles and Strategies

P: EDTC 6020. Interrelationship of computer technology with instructional technology and its application to corporate training.

EDTC 6130 - Development of Video Instruction

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.

EDTC 6135 - Instructional Graphics for Educational Media

Design and production of graphic and visual elements for instructional applications. Covers electronic and print-based static and interactive media.

EDTC 6139 - Selection and Integration of Multimedia for PreK-12 Schools

Methods and materials for selecting and using a variety of multimedia formats in PreK-12 classrooms.

EDTC 6149 - Planning and Administration of School Technology Programs

Theory and principles of planning and administering school technology programs.

EDTC 6230 - Local Area Networks in Instructional Settings

Planning, designing, implementing, and managing local area networks in instructional settings.

EDTC 6240 - Virtual Reality: Principles and Applications

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.

EDTC 6242 - Building and Using Graphics-Based Virtual Environments for Education

P: EDTC 6240 or LIBS 6240 or consent of chair. Graphics-based environment design, building, application, and evaluation for education.

EDTC 6244 - Building and Using Text-Based Virtual Reality Environments for Education

P: EDTC 6240 or LIBS 6240 or consent of chair. Text-based environment design, building, applications, and evaluation for education.

EDTC 6300 - Introduction to Distance Learning

Internet connectivity required. Distance learning from administrative and program development standpoint.

EDTC 6848 - Seminar on Virtual Reality and Education

(Same as LIBS 6848) P: EDTC 6242 or LIBS 6242; LIBS 6244 or LIBS 6244; or consent of chair. Explores problems and issues affecting building, use, and evaluation of virtual reality environments in educational settings.

EDTC 6900 - Electronic Portfolio Development

(Same as LIBS 6900) Practical application of theory, assessment, and reflection addressing state and national standards in professional electronic portfolios.

EDTC 6901-6904 - Selected Topics in Instructional Technology

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.

EDTC 6981-6983 - 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.

EDTC 6991 - Capstone Project in Instructional Technology

P: EDTC 6010, EDTC 6025, EDTC 6030, EDTC 6135, EDTC 7030; or permission from MS in instructional technology program coordinator. Initiation, development and completion of a capstone project.

EDTC 6992 - Technology Specialists as Teacher Leaders in K-12 School Systems

P: EDTC 6010, EDTC 6020; EDTC 6035 or EDTC 6073; EDTC 6139, EDTC 6149. Applies current research in the development of technology specialists as instructional leaders in K-12 schools.

EDTC 7000 - Thesis

May be repeated. May count maximum of 3 s.h.

EDTC 7001 - Thesis: Summer Research

May be repeated. No credit may count toward degree. Students conducting thesis research may only register for this course during the summer.

EDTC 7010 - Supervision of School Media and Technology Programs

(Same as LIBS 7010) P: Consent of MAEd program director. Principles and practices of supervision of media and technology programs for school district and/or region.

EDTC 7030 - Web Teaching: Design and Development

(Formerly EDTC 7320) Principles of Internet (web-based) instruction, including instructional design components, and designing web pages for delivery of instruction.

EDTC 7035 - Designing K-12 Professional Development for Delivery in Online and Blended Learning Environments

Practical application of instructional strategies and delivery methods.

EDTC 7040 - Instructional Strategies for Distance Learning

(Formerly EDTC 7310) Principles and theories of distance learning, including design, delivery, and evaluation.

EDTC 7120 - Learning Theories for Instructional Development

(Formerly EDTC 6120) Advanced examination of learning theories that affect development of instruction.

EDTC 7125 - Training Systems Engineering

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.

EDTC 7220 - Instructional Systems Analysis

Advanced examination of instructional systems analysis. Includes conducting needs analysis, performance analysis, task analysis, learner analysis, and environmental analysis in preparation for instructional design.

EDTC 7303 - Selected Topics in Instructional Technology

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.

EDTC 7330 - Management of Distance Education

Introduces management of distance education programs, covering online course management, strategic planning, faculty development and support services, student services, issues, and future trends.

EDTC 7400 - Doctoral Seminar in Instructional Technology

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.

EDTC 7901 - Selected Topics in Instructional Technology

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.

EDTC 7981-7983 - Directed Independent Study

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.

EDTC 8020 - Doctoral Seminar in Models and Theories of Instructional Development

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.

EDTC 8025 - Doctoral Seminar in Educational Evaluation

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.

EDTC 8120 - Doctoral Seminar in Foundations of Instructional Systems

P: Admission to EdD in educational leadership or consent of instructor. Advanced study of theoretical foundations of instructional systems.

EDTC 8130 - Doctoral Seminar in Diffusion and Adoption of Innovations

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.

EDTC 8140 - Doctoral Seminar in Instructional Development for Higher Education

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.

EDTC 2240 - Virtual Reality: Introduction and Basic Applications

2 lecture and 2 lab hours per week. P: Basic knowledge of computer operations. Basic applications of virtual reality in education and other fields. Students select special projects according to their interests.

EDTC 3242 - Graphics-Based Virtual Environments I

2 lecture and 2 lab hours per week. P: EDTC 2240 or consent of dept chair. Intermediate design, building, applications, and evaluation of graphics-based virtual environments for specific applications.

EDTC 3243 - Graphics-Based Virtual Environments II

2 lecture and 2 lab hours per week. P: EDTC 3242 or consent of instructor. Advanced design, building, applications, and evaluation of graphics-based virtual environments for specific applications.

EDTC 3244 - Virtual Reality in Education

2 lecture and 2 lab hours per week. P: EDTC 2240 or consent of instructor. Role of virtual reality as instructional tool. Types, applications, and hardware and software.

EDTC 3245 - Text-Based Virtual Environments

2 lecture and 2 lab hours per week. P: EDTC 2240 or consent of instructor. Design, building, applications, and evaluation of applications of text-based virtual environments.

EDTC 3901-3904 - Special Topics

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

EDTC 4246 - Interactive Three-Dimensional Internet Applications

2 lecture and 2 lab hours per week. 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.

EDTC 4900 - Seminar on Virtual Reality

P: 16 s.h. in virtual reality courses or consent of instructor. Problems and issues affecting building, use, and evaluation of virtual environments.

EDTC 4981-4983 - Directed Independent Study

For intermediate or advanced student. May be repeated for maximum of 6 s.h. P: Consent of dept chair. Study of topic not otherwise offered in curriculum or topic beyond or in greater depth than is possible within the context of regular course.

EDTC 4991-4992 - Internship Seminar

1 lecture and 10 lab hours per week and 140 hours of observation and practical experience in a professional setting. Periodic group meetings with instructor and other interns. P: 16 s.h. in virtual reality courses or consent of instructor.