Principles of Design and Management in Educational Technology and Online Learning – EDUC 633

CG • Section 8WK • 11/08/2019 to 04/16/2020 • Modified 07/27/2021

Course Description

This course is designed to assist the education professional in developing a solid foundation in instructional design and current research. The student will develop the skills and knowledge to advance their instructional effectiveness in varied settings through application of technology theory and practice.

For information regarding prerequisites for this course, please refer to the Academic Course Catalog.

Rationale

This course exists to give the student the skills needed to design and manage instructional projects in the growing and changing distance education environment. The student will learn about the importance of integrating the principles of instructional design into the development of training, support, and all facets of instructional technology management for various environments.

Measurable Learning Outcomes

Course Relevancy Objective: To promote a conceptual and practical understanding of instructional design and management as applicable in the fields in distance education and educational technology, in support of the larger goal of developing of scholarly leaders who will become active in these two exponentially expanding fields.

  1. Gain familiarity with instructor and classmates to build a sense of teacher and social presence within the online environment.
  2. Understand the theories and current research in instructional design for distance education and curriculum planning with technology integration (ISTE Standards: TF-1-A.2; TF-II-F. 1). 
  3. Research and analyze current best practices for the design, the development, the implementation, and the evaluation of training faculty and administration for technology integration and its usage on the campus and classroom level (ISTE Standards: TF-1-A.1; TF-1-A.2; TL-II-C.2; TF-II-F. 1).
  4. Develop skills and knowledge-base of educational technologies and analyze the appropriate use of educational technology in distance education and curriculum development to advance instructional effectiveness (ISTE Standards: TF-II-C.1; TL-II-C.1).
  5. Create a distance education learning module or course using a systematic design process to assist teachers and administrators in the developing knowledge, skills, and understanding of technology for educational use (ISTE Standards: TF-1-A.1; TF-1-A.2; TF-II-C.2; TF-III-A. 1; TF-III-A. 2; TF-III-A. 3; TF-III-A. 4; TF-III-A. 5; TF-III-A. 7; TF-III-C.1; TF-III-D.1; TL-II-C.2)
  6. Evaluate media, web-based modules, and courses using theories and current research in instructional design, distance education, professional development, and standards (ISTE Standards: TF-III-A. 7).

Course Assignment

Textbook readings and lecture presentations

Discussions

Discussions are collaborative learning experiences. Therefore, the candidate is required to provide a thread in response to the provided prompt for each discussion. Each thread must be at least 400 words, demonstrate course-related knowledge and be supported by at least two scholarly sources. Citations and a reference list are required in APA format. In addition to the thread, the candidate is required to reply to 2 other classmates’ threads. Each reply must be at least 150 words. (MLO: A, B, C)

Compare and Contrast Instructional Design Models Paper

The candidate will write a paper that will compare and contrast 3 models that are used in Instructional Design. The paper will be 4-6 pages in addition to the title, abstract and reference pages and be supported by at least 3 scholarly sources in addition to the textbooks. Sources should be within 5 years. The paper must be submitted as a Word document in APA format. (MLOs: B, C, F)

The Application of Technology in Instructional Design Paper

The candidate will write a paper on the subject of the application of technology in Instructional Design. The paper will be 2-4 pages in addition to the title, abstract and reference pages and be supported by at least 3 scholarly sources in addition to the textbooks. Sources should be within 5 years. The paper must be submitted as a Word document in APA format. (MLOs: B, C, F)

Screencasting Journal Critique Assignment

The candidate will prepare a comparative critique of 5 current scholarly articles dealing with the subject of screencasting. Either a basic or lens hole approach may be used. In the basic (or classic) approach each article is given equal weight. The lens hole approach weighs heavily on one (or two very similar) article(s) to critique the others. Good practices of writing comparative critiques should be in use. In essence, the candidate is comparing and contrasting these articles. The candidate should thoroughly acquaint himself or herself with the articles, build a frame of reference from which to write, and form a thesis statement for the paper which captures the main focus of his or her argument.  (MLO: C)

Best Screencasting Software Presentation

The candidate will submit a video presentation reviewing 3 software products that can be used for screencasting. The presentation should be created as if it would be used at a professional conference of peers. The presentation will be submitted as a 6 to 10 minute video. The video should be recorded as narration accompanying the use of a presentation software such as PowerPoint, Prezi, Keynote, etc. The presentation must be supported by the literature; however, citations can be in the form of simply mentioning the source in the narration. A reference list must be provided at the end of the presentation. The video recording of the presentation must be submitted by embedding it in Blackboard. To do this, the video must first be uploaded into a video sharing service such as YouTube or Vimeo. Then an “embedding” code must be copied and pasted appropriately into Canvas. The video will be graded on content and production quality. (MLOs: C, D)

Instructional Design Assessment Project Assignment

The candidate will prepare a paper that will be an analysis of Instructional Design assessments. The paper should be well-supported by the literature and contain explanations with charts and/or graphs. (MLO: C, D)

Return on Investment Presentation

The candidate will submit a video presentation minutes explaining the concept of Return on Investment (ROI) as it relates to ID. At least 3 sources should be used. The presentation should be created as if it would be used at a professional conference of peers. The presentation will be submitted as a 6 to 10 minute video. The video should be recorded as narration accompanying the use of a presentation software such as PowerPoint, Prezi, Keynote, etc. The presentation must be supported by the literature; however, citations can be in the form of simply mentioning the source in the narration. A reference list must be provided at the end of the presentation. The video recording of the presentation must be submitted by embedding it in Canvas. To do this, the video must first be uploaded into a video sharing service such as YouTube or Vimeo. Then an “embedding” code must be copied and pasted appropriately into Blackboard. The video will be graded on content and production quality. (MLOs: C, D)

Professional Development Instructional Design Plan

The candidate will prepare a well-supported paper that will detail a plan for Professional Development of a chosen audience of educators for the purpose of providing instruction and training in Instructional Design. The process of developing this PD plan will actually be an exercise in Instructional Design. Therefore, the plan will include a description of the design process as well as the content, methodology, technology and timetable of the proposed Professional Development. (MLO: E. F)

The candidate will submit a video presentation that contains 2 Professional Development modules, each on a concept of Instructional Design. Each module should be 4-6 minutes and contain at least 2 sources. The presentation should be created as if it would be used by peers. The video should be recorded as narration accompanying the use of a presentation software such as PowerPoint, Prezi, Keynote, etc. The presentation must be supported by the literature; however, citations can be in the form of simply mentioning the source in the narration. A reference list must be provided at the end of the presentation. The video recording of the presentation must be submitted by embedding it in Canvas. To do this, the video must first be uploaded into a video sharing service such as YouTube or Vimeo. Then an “embedding” code must be copied and pasted appropriately into Canvas. The video will be graded on content and production quality. (MLOs: C, D)

Ethics and Worldview Presentation

The candidate will submit a video presentation minutes explaining ethics in ID as it relates to a Biblical Worldview. At least 3 sources should be used. The presentation should be created as if it would be used at a professional conference of peers. The presentation will be submitted as a 6 to 10 minute video. The video should be recorded as narration accompanying the use of a presentation software such as PowerPoint, Prezi, Keynote, etc. The presentation must be supported by the literature; however, citations can be in the form of simply mentioning the source in the narration. A reference list must be provided at the end of the presentation. The video recording of the presentation must be submitted by embedding it in Canvas. To do this, the video must first be uploaded into a video sharing service such as YouTube or Vimeo. Then an “embedding” code must be copied and pasted appropriately into Canvas. The video will be graded on content and production quality. (MLOs: C, D)

The candidate will write a paper should reflect what the student has learned in this class. Special attention should be given to an application of class material on a real-life situation. The paper will be 2-4 pages in addition to the title, abstract and reference pages and be supported by at least 3 scholarly sources in addition to the textbooks. Sources should be within 5 years. The paper must be submitted as a Word document in APA format. (MLOs: B, C, F)