ECI 617 - Foundations of Instructional Technology: Course Schedule

Session Topic Assignment

Introduction and History of Instructional Design & Technology

Aug 25

Agenda

  • Introduction to Course
  • Overview of Field
  • Instructional Design
Readings for next week
  • Reiser/Dempsey Introduction and Chapters 1, 2 and 3
Sep 1

Agenda

  • Historical Perspectives
  • Instructional Design Model

Readings for next week

Theories of Learning in IDT

Sep 8

Agenda

  • General Overview of Learning Theory
  • Effects of Media on Learning: Clark or Kozma?

Readings for next week

Sep 15

Agenda

  • The nature of knowledge
  • Are these two incompatible world views?

Readings for next week

Sep 22

Agenda

  • Understanding Motivation
  • Motivation and the Design of Instruction

Readings for next week

Sep 29

Agenda

  • Accounting for Learning Styles
  • Multiple Intelligence Theory
  • Cognitive Flexibility Theory
  • Problem Solving
  • Well- and Ill-defined Problem Spaces

Readings for next week

Oct 6

Agenda

  • Constructivist Learning

Readings for next week

  • Reiser/Dempsey Chapters 9 and 10

Performance Technology and Evaluation

Oct 13

Agenda

  • Performance as a Concept
  • Cases of Performance Technology

Readings for next week

Oct 20

Agenda

  • Formative Evaluation
  • Summative Evaluation
  • Program Evaluation

Readings for next week

  • Reiser/Dempsey Chapters 13-14
  • Drucker (94)
Oct 27

Agenda

  • Issues in Project Management
  • Innovation and Organizational Change

Readings for next week

  • Reiser/Dempsey Chapters 15-20 (Select at least two that are of interest to you)
  • Find and read one article about IDT’s role in one of your chosen disciplines

Assignments

  • Prepare to lead a discussion on the chosen readings from above

IDT in Different Educational Environments

Nov 3

Agenda

  • IDT in:
    • Business
    • Military
    • Health Care
    • Schools
    • Higher Education
    • Distance Education

Readings for next week

  • Reiser/Dempsey Chapters 21-22
  • Harasim (89)

Emerging Directions in IDT

Nov 10

Agenda

  • Online Learning
  • Systems View in IDT

Readings for next week

Nov 17

Agenda

  • Isn't Multimedia Dead Yet?
  • Available Technologies
  • Convergence Theory

Readings for next week

  • Reiser/Dempsey Chapters 24-25

 

Nov 24    
Dec 1

Agenda

  • Future Technologies and IDT
  • Social Impact of Mediated Instruction
Dec 8 Final Examination

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