ITC - Instructional Technology/Computers

Department of Leadership and Educational Studies, Reich College of Education

Graduate Courses in Instructional Technology Computers (ITC) 

Additional offerings by the department include courses in Foundations of Education (FDN), Higher Education (HE), Library Science (LIB), Leadership in School Administration (LSA), and Research (RES)

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Terry McClannon, Department Chair

Instructional Technology Computers (ITC)

ITC 5220. Digital Technologies in Education (3).On Demand. Exploration of the various roles of digital technologies in instructional, service and clinical settings.

ITC 5240. Designing Instruction for Digital-Age Learners (3).On Demand. The exploration of a variety of issues related to designing authentic and engaging instruction for today's digital learners. The coursework will focus on identifying the characteristics and dispositions of digital learners within the context of 21st century skills in order to develop effective instruction. Topics will include: examining the theoretical and pedagogical research base that informs the design of authentic learning contexts, identifying relevant instructional strategies and best practices, and utilizing the appropriate digital tools to develop innovative instructional environments.

ITC 5260. Promoting 21st Century Literacies (3).On Demand. This course will focus on an understanding of 21st century skills and themes and it will engage students in discussions, activities, and projects related to issues of information, media, multicultural, and visual literacies. Emphasis is placed on developing an understanding of the ethical and legal issues surrounding the access and use of information, evaluating social and cultural differences in order to collaborate effectively with others from a range of social and cultural backgrounds, examining how media can influence beliefs and behaviors, and utilizing appropriate visual media creation tools.

ITC 5330. Utilizing Networking and Communications Technologies for Learning (3).On Demand. The exploration of telecommunications and social networking in the learning environment. Includes attributes and implementation of learning activities that take advantage of telecommunications/social networking facilities and tools, types of technologies and networks available, setting up connections, and maintaining telecommunications facilities.

ITC 5350. Technology Policy and Law (3).On Demand. An exploration of existing policies and laws relating to instructional technology. Discussion of the processes involved with policy development, practice in writing, advocating for new policies, and policy changes.

ITC 5440. Digital Learning Environments in a Changing Society (3).On Demand. This course will focus on the issues surrounding the utilization of various technologies designed to create digital learning environments, including, but not limited to, Massive Multiplayer Online (MMO) games, Virtual Worlds and Augmented Reality. Special focus will be placed on the current technologies that are available to integrate within educational environments, methodologies for properly integrating those tools, and elements for designing or tailoring these tools for specific instructional needs.

ITC 5500. Independent Study (1-4).On Demand. Subject matter may vary depending on student interest and need. A student may enroll more than once provided the content does not duplicate that of the previous course.

ITC 5530-5549. Selected Topics (1-4).On Demand. Subject matter may vary from term to term depending on student interest and need. A student may enroll more than once in a selected topics course provided that the content does not duplicate that of the previous course. Limit of six hours credit.

ITC 5550. Professional Development, Innovation, and Systemic Change (3).On Demand. An exploration of the change process as it relates to innovations as well as the research, issues and design of professional development programs for change within professional institutions such as schools. The application of differing instructional strategies designed for innovative changes will be examined within the context of dealing with organizational barriers.

ITC 5620. Vision and Strategies for Integration of Digital Technologies (3).On Demand. The study of processes that facilitate the incorporation of computer capabilities into the K-12 school curriculum, including the identification of appropriate instructional settings for computer use and the means to support teachers as they introduce the use of computers into the curriculum. Special emphasis will be placed on the development of the use of the computer as a tool that enables learning.

ITC 5642. Design and Development of Digital Media (3).F. This course introduces the student to a range of digital tools for the design and production of web based education and information design. Topics include web page development and design, design of digital graphics, video, visual design, animation, and issues concerning information design, service, site management and a review of current research on effective instructional design for web based learning environments.

ITC 5720. Planning for Instructional Technology (3).On Demand. The development of technology plans for existing and future schools that incorporate current levels of technology and allow for the growth into new technologies. Included will be the evaluation of hardware and software and the development of networking systems.

ITC 5730. Advanced Web Design, Development and Systems (3).S. This course will provide students with an advanced exploration into web design, development and the systems required to deliver web-based solutions. This class will include web programming, database integration, scripting, and the selection/installation/ management of web hosting solutions. Students will research trends and issues in advanced web
technologies. Prerequisite: ITC 5642 or permission of instructor.

ITC 5800. Designing 3D Immersive Environments for Instruction (3).On Demand. This course will provide the theoretical and pedagogical frameworks for the design and implementation of immersive environments for instruction. Students will explore models of and research about effective planning and building of these environments to promote meaningful interactions among participants. Students will begin to design activities and artifacts for inclusion in immersive spaces.

ITC 5820. Creating and Sustaining 3D Immersive Environments for Learning (3).On Demand. This course provides students the opportunity to incorporate the knowledge and experiences learned to date by working individually and in teams to develop, deploy and evaluate immersive learning communities to meet the needs of educational, community or other organizations. In doing so, students will gain practical experience while taking the initiative for independent and authentic learning. Prerequisite: ITC 5800 or equivalent.

ITC 5825. Advanced Instructional Design Concepts and Applications (3).S. This course will allow learners to engage with a variety of concepts and issues related to designing effective and engaging online learning. Topics such as Universal Design for Learning, authentic assessment, scaffolding learning needs, facilitating community and presence, and evaluating effectiveness will all be explored as learners design and develop learning materials and relevant instructional modules. Emphasis will be placed on applying theories and strategies to authentic online learning settings. Prerequisite: CI 5921 or permission of instructor.

ITC 5900. Internship in Educational Computing (2-6).On Demand. Supervised experiences of leadership and management under the direction of competent personnel or study of problems in a public school, public school system, or other appropriate agency/institution. Graded on an S/U basis.

lTC 5910. Applications of Digital Technologies (3).On Demand. This capstone course provides students the opportunity to incorporate their knowledge and experiences to date by working individually and in teams to develop, deploy and evaluate applications of digital technologies in educational organizations. In doing so, students will gain practical experience while taking the initiative for independent and authentic learning. Graded on an S/U basis.

ITC 6550. Information Technology Systems in Education (3).On Demand. This course is intended to help senior level school leaders at the district level understand the functional uses of major district-level information systems technology. These information systems form a data-based foundation for many of the critical decisions that public school districts are required to make as central to district level administration. While the technological backbones of these systems are not a necessary part of the knowledge base for senior level school leaders, understanding how to query these systems, understanding the scope and limitations of these systems, and understanding how to apply information from these systems to the problems and practices of a contemporary 21st century public school district is a critical part of connecting information to systems thinking and strategic decision-making.