Learning, Technology, and Design (LTDE) Course Descriptions
LTDE 5302 Foundations of Learning, Technology, and DesignPrerequisite(s): None
This foundational course introduces professionals in a variety of fields to innovative, authentic applications of technology within instructional design and learning endeavors. Information acquisition focuses on methodologies and appropriate use of technologies as instructional tools. Application of skill focuses on the creation of a digital portfolio showcasing authentic assessment pieces designed throughout the course. The online portfolio created in this course will be expanded through future courses within the program. This course is to be taken in the first nine hours.
LTDE 5305 Instructional Design in a Digital AgePrerequisite(s): None
This course provides students with experiences in applying digital tools and resources to the design of instructional strategies. Through a combination of hands-on, learner-centered experiences, students will synthesize information, share information, generate materials, and evaluate digitally based instructional resources. Instructional strategies will focus on the acquisition, analysis, and creation of digital resources that address appropriate instructional needs.
LTDE 5306 Technology Planning and AdministrationPrerequisite(s): None
This course provides an overview and foundation in systems theory and the administration of performance technology. Students will develop a vision for design and implementation of instructional solutions using technology. Topics covered include performance technology, general systems theory, needs assessment, data analytics, change management and the key elements of the instructional design cycle. An authentic professional project, including a needs assessment and final report of potential solutions, is required of all students.
LTDE 5308 Design, Development, and Assessment of Online LearningPrerequisite(s): None
Through this course, students will explore case studies and research efforts documenting effective and ineffective applications of online learning technologies. Through participating in online learning demonstrations and simulations, students will apply and assess instructional strategies appropriate for learners in distance learning scenarios, ultimately developing original online learning experiences to be applied in academic and/or professional settings. Through the process of creating such learning experiences, students will develop appropriate outcomes, as well as authentic assessment methods designed to address set outcomes.
LTDE 5317 Current Topics in Learning with TechnologyPrerequisite(s): None
This course provides an in-depth exploration of special topics in instructional design, including assistive technology and gamification, as well as relevant applications in instructional programs and professional endeavors. Presentation and exploration opportunities enable students to effectively incorporate assistive technology, gamification, and other specialized instructional strategies to enhance learning experiences within academic and professional environments.
LTDE 5319 Technology Tools for LearningPrerequisite(s): None
This course provides students opportunities to explore, evaluate, and design learning management systems (LMS) and their tools with a focus on features necessary to improve learner engagement. Students will create a digital learning environment designed to serve as an effective platform for meaningful and memorable learning experiences.
LTDE 5320 Design and Development of Multimedia InstructionPrerequisite(s): None
This course focuses upon the design and development of authentic applications of multimedia instructional tools and strategies within professional settings. Information acquisition focuses on methodologies and appropriate use of multimedia as an instructional tool. Application of skill focuses on demonstrated proficiency in manipulation of text, graphics, and sound. Problem-solving endeavors focus on the integration of multimedia programs within appropriate professional contexts.
LTDE 5330 Professional Development for Technology IntegrationPrerequisite(s): None
This course provides an integrated and in-depth understanding of the principles and processes of delivery of professional development and training programs which incorporate technology, as well as training others in its use. Students will explore the application of instructional strategies within a variety of contexts, ultimately designing digitally enhanced professional development resources, activities, and assessments.
LTDE 5350 Emerging TechnologiesPrerequisite(s): None
This course examines the current and potential future impacts of innovative, emerging, and rapidly evolving technologies on organizations and their operations across a range of academic and professional settings. Students will investigate these technologies and how various organizations are responding to the resulting disruptive innovation. In addition to exploring tools and instructional practices, students will investigate opportunities and challenges in designing authentic assessment pieces that feature emerging technologies.
LTDE 6300 Learning, Technology, and Design Capstone CoursePrerequisite(s): None
This course features practical applications of learning and skills developed throughout preceding courses within the program. Students will demonstrate the knowledge and skills acquired as they design, implement, and evaluate an authentic assessment product intended to solve a real-world issue within an academic and/or professional setting. This course is to be completed at the conclusion of the student’s program of study.