Course Descriptions

For more information on these courses, please see the University Catalog.

ETEC 39525 – Educational Technology

Develops knowledge and skills in designing, implementing, and assessing learning experiences, using various digital tools and resources to support teaching, learning, and research.

ETEC 40093 and ETEC 50093 – Variable Title Workshop in Educational Technology

Variable topic workshop designed to respond to emerging or specialized needs in educational technology. Check with your advisor about using workshop credits as elective courses.

ETEC 47400 and ETEC 57400 – Trends in Educational Technology

Overview of current technologies as they are used in education. Teaches principles and techniques for selecting and using technology for instruction. Focuses on digital technologies that can be used to increase the effectiveness of education. Part of the core requirements for the master’s degree in Educational Technology.

ETEC 47403 and ETEC 57403 – Instructional Design

 Enables students to design and develop instructional systems and materials using a systematic and research- and theory-based instructional design model. Part of the core requirements for the master’s degree in Educational Technology.

ETEC 47427 and ETEC 57427 – Technology and Learning

Overview of technology used in education. Focuses on implementing and facilitating learner-centered curriculum with computer technology. Students develop web-based instructional materials.

ETEC 47495 – Special Topics: Educational Technology

Specialized offering in response to emerging or selected program needs in educational technology.

ETEC 47496 – Individual investigation in Educational Technology

Directed independent reading and/or research of special interest or need in student's program. Planned with and directed by a faculty member.

ETEC 67402 and ETEC 77402 – Managing School Technology Centers and Programs

Provides skills in planning, organizing, administering and evaluating school-based technology and media centers. Part of the Management of Educational Technologies specialization. 

ETEC 67410 and ETEC 77410  – Simulations and Games in Education

Introduction to digital simulations and games as educational tools. Students develop proficiency in applying these tools to learning. Surveys research and design principles and introduces game editors for developing simulations and games. Part of the Immersive Technologies for Learning specialization. 

ETEC 67411 and ETEC 77411  – Designing Visuals for Instruction

Investigates research in perception and cognition and its influence on principles and best practices in instructional visual design. Focuses on the design of instructional visuals and media in print, video, and computer-based technology. Part of the Designing Instructional and Performance Solutions specialization. 

ETEC 67420 and ETEC 77420  – Research Issues in Educational Technology

Reviews the foundations of the field of Educational Technology as well as the basic theories that underlie its practice. Teaches masters students to read and make use of research in the field and doctoral students to critique research and develop meaningful research questions in the field. Part of the core requirements for the master’s degree in Educational Technology. 

ETEC 67425 and ETEC 77425 – Managing Technological Change

Analyzing organizations and situations to determine the needs for and obstacles to technological change. Development of strategies for technological change. Identifying goals for change projects and basic project management techniques for implementing them. Part of the Management of Educational Technologies specialization.

ETEC 67426 and ETEC 77426 – Managing School Technologies

Specifically for students interested in working in school settings managing computer labs and school servers and networks. Covers managing aspects of computer hardware, software and updates, and networks. Part of the Management of Educational Technologies specialization.

ETEC 67432 and ETEC 77432 – Designing Multimedia for Instruction

Application of evidence-based instructional methods to the design, development, and evaluation of multimedia learning materials. Research-based guidelines for multimedia learning that influence learning outcomes. Uses various tools to design and develop multimedia projects. ETEC 57403, Instructional Design, is a pre-requisite. Part of the Designing Instructional and Performance Solutions specialization.

ETEC 67434 and ETEC 77434 – Emerging Technologies for Instruction

Focuses on the theoretical foundations, design, and development of educational delivery systems employing leading-edge and emergent technologies. Includes presentations and activities that employ the technologies. Part of the Immersive Technologies for Learning specialization.

ETEC 67435 and ETEC 77435 – Virtual and Augmented Reality

Virtual augmented reality can help provide engaging educational experiences. This course enables students to understand best practices and core guidelines in these technologies. Design principles and software for developing environments are included. Part of the Immersive Technologies for Learning specialization.

ETEC 67442 and ETEC 77442 – Designing Online and Blended Courses

Online and blended courses present new challenges in designing instructional experiences for students. Students will analyze course goals and contexts, design and develop effective online educational materials, interactions and discourses, and plan the evaluation of online courses. Part of the Online and Blended Learning and Teaching specialization and certificate.

ETEC 67444 and ETEC 77444 – Teaching Online and Blended Courses

Course explores using pedagogical approaches appropriate to online learning, including facilitating synchronous and asynchronous discussions, facilitating embedded assessment, enhancing online interactivity, collaboration and community and incorporating self-directed learning. Students discuss, analyze and use these strategies in online teaching and learning. Part of the Online and Blended Learning and Teaching specialization and certificate.

ETEC 67445 and ETEC 77445 – Designing Performance and Instructional Solutions

Develop knowledge of the systematic approach to instructional design, the contexts of application of this approach, and the roles of professionals in this field in adapting and applying the process in a flexible and innovative manner, especially to large-scale projects. ETEC 57403, Instructional Design, is a pre-requisite. Part of the Designing Instructional and Performance Solutions specialization.

ETEC 67449 and ETEC 77449 – Research on Online and Blended Learning

Course reviews current research issues in online teaching and learning and explores potential new areas of research. Students engage in guided inquiry to identify, understand, apply, and critique current research. Students participate in a constructive online learning environment. Part of the Online and Blended Learning and Teaching specialization and certificate.

ETEC 67496 and ETEC 77496 – Individual Investigation in Educational Technology

Directed independent reading and/or research of special interest or need in student's program. Planned with and directed by a graduate faculty member.

ETEC 60199 – Thesis I

Master of arts students must register for at least one semester of Thesis I under the supervision of an adviser. 

ETEC 60299 – Thesis II

If 6 credits of Thesis I have been completed, master thesis students must continue to register each semester under Thesis II until all degree requirements are met.

ETEC 67491 and ETEC 77491 – Seminar: Educational Technology

Variable topic seminar for advanced study of specialized areas and topics. Normally designed around research and theory applied to practice.

ETEC 67495 and ETEC 77495 – Special Topics in Educational Technology

Specialized offering in response to emerging or selected program needs in educational technology.

ETEC 67498 and ETEC 77498 – Independent Research in Educational Technology

Students pursue an individualized research project on a specialized topic with approval and under direction of instructor.

ETEC 67492 – Practicum and Portfolio

Apply knowledge and skills related to the design, development, implementation, management, and evaluation of educational technologies through practical field experience in a school setting or an environment where educational technology services and programs are being used. Create a standards-based online portfolio to demonstrate professional competence and growth. The culminating experience for the master’s degree in Educational Technology. 

ETEC 87450 – Learning with Educational Technologies

Provides an overall introduction to research and practice in educational technology at the doctoral level. Includes examination of principles and examples of the effective application of technology to educational settings as well as approaches to research in the field.

ETEC 77492 - ADVANCED PRACTICUM AND INTERNSHIP IN EDUCATIONAL TECHNOLOGY (1-10 Credit Hours)

Supervised program requiring application of theory to practice in the use of instructional technology directed by a graduate faculty member and a practitioner in the field. Students are required to complete Bureau of Criminal Investigation and Identification (BCII) and Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) background checks and submit the results to authorized personnel at their assigned school-agency before the first day of the semester in which internship will take place.