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LT 7100 Design of Performance and Instructional Systems
Credit Hours 1.0 - 3.0
Description

This course provides students with an in-depth study of instructional design and technology topics such as Conducting Needs and Instructional Analysis; Instructional Strategies and Detailed Design; and Developing, Implementing, and Evaluating Instructional or Performance Systems. Topics may change. (Repeatable).

LT 7110 Instructional Design for School-Based Settings
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

This course provides students with the knowledge, skills, and dispositions needed to apply current principles of learning and instruction to the systematic design of learning experiences in school-based settings. Special attention is paid to topics specific to learning in school settings, including unit and lesson planning, learning, assessment, classroom management, content and technology standards, authentic learning, differentiation, cooperative learning, and the design, development, and management of learning experiences for both school-aged children and professional development for (adult learner) teacher populations. Students create an instructional or performance system in a real world context.

LT 7150 Analysis of Performance and Instructional Systems
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites LT 7100
Description

This course provides students with the skills and knowledge needed to conduct all aspects of a well-designed analysis of performance and instruction systems. Students will conduct “real world” analysis of performance problems in school or business settings to determine the most appropriate solution.

LT 7200 Education Entrepreneurship Capstone Project
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

The capstone is the culminating experience where students identify a new opportunity, whether for an existing entity or for the creation of a new education venture, and then effectively structure, pitch, and defend an educational value innovation project. The capstone project is designed to lead students through an intensive, real world application of the program’s curriculum.

LT 7360 Integrating Technology in School-Based Learning Environments
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

This course provides teachers with the skills and knowledge to design and create technology-enhanced classroom environments. Design and creation of products for student- centered learning environments takes place through numerous activities with various technologies.

LT 7500 Digital and Information Literacy
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites A renewable certificate, level 4 or higher, in a content area other than Computer Science at any grade level (P-12), or another eligible field specified in PSC Educator Preparation Rules
Description

Service or leadership certificates do not qualify as teaching certificates. The course will teach students about digital (i.e., cybersecurity and use of computer and mobile apps) and information (i.e., data science and modeling) literacy. As we explore these topics, we will concurrently explore methodologies to teach the topics in K-12. We will also discussion the creation of digital artifacts and cyber-ethics in this course.

LT 7501 Computational Thinking and Human-Computer Interaction
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites A renewable certificate, level 4 or higher, in a content area other than Computer Science at any grade level (P-12), or another eligible field specified in PSC Educator Preparation Rules
Description

Service or leadership certificates do not qualify as teaching certificates. The course will introduce students to computational thinking concepts and practices as well as human-computer interaction (HCI) design and display principles. As we explore these topics, we will concurrently explore methodologies to teach the topics in K-12. We will also discuss various components of computer science and the programming environments and non-computer tools that can be used to teach computational thinking without over-emphasizing coding.

LT 7502 Computer Science Instructional Methods
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites A renewable certificate, level 4 or higher, in a content area other than Computer Science at any grade level (P-12), or another eligible field specified in PSC Educator Preparation Rules
Corequisites LT 7503
Description

Service or leadership certificates do not qualify as teaching certificates. LT 7500 and LT 7501 with grades of “C” or higher. Students develop skills in creating instruction, learning activities and assessments for computing concepts and practices. Students will be introduced to and evaluate resources from the public and private sector that support K-12 computing education. Students will also develop a plan for managing courses held in computer labs or instructional environments that use laptops, mobile devices and other forms of technology.

LT 7503 Computer Science Concepts for Teachers
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites A renewable certificate, level 4 or higher, in a content area other than Computer Science at any grade level (P-12), or another eligible field specified in PSC Educator Preparation Rules
Corequisites LT 7502
Description

Service or leadership certificates do not qualify as teaching certificates. LT 7500 and LT 7501 with grades of “C” or higher. The course will introduce students to computer science concepts that are specified in the PSC standards for a Computer Science Endorsement program. The main topic areas include programming in Java, data structures, and networks. The course is taught concurrently with LT 7502 Computer Science Instructional Methods to help students to translate the concepts that they are learning for use in their classrooms.

LT 7777 Inventing to Learn: Teaching and Learning with Maker Technologies
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

This course prepares teachers to take advantage of Maker technologies to support student learning. Students will learn to use a variety of technologies, including 3D printers and microcontrollers, while also exploring various pedagogical strategies that leverage these technologies. (Cross-listed with LT 3737).

LT 7975 Seminar for Graduate Assistants
Credit Hours 3.0 - 18.0
Requirements Course is graded as satisfactory/unsatisfactory
Description

A minimum grade of “S” is required for this course. This course is designed to inform the students of policies and procedures needed to complete an assistantship. Professional ethics associated with teaching, research planning, management, and accounting procedures are reviewed. The course focuses on the teaching and research being conducted in order to further the understanding of all students involved in teaching and research. (Repeatable).

LT 8000 Foundations of Instructional Technology
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

This course provides students with an overview of the field of instructional technology. It covers historical foundations, current practice, and future directions. It provides students with the big picture of instructional technology and gives them a context for future courses.

LT 8050 Evaluation and Assessment of Online Learning
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

This course focuses on evaluating and assessing learning in online education and training environments. It is designed to provide students with the knowledge, skills, and abilities they need to determine what and how well students are learning in an online setting.

LT 8090 Advanced Technology Tools for Interactive Learning
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

This course provides teachers with the skills and knowledge to design and create advanced interactive online learning environments. Design and creation of interactive learning products along with development of strategies for classroom implementation takes place through numerous activities with various interactive technologies.

LT 8100 Theoretical and Cognitive Foundations of Learning Sciences
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

This seminar will introduce students to fundamental topics in the learning sciences, an area that blends cognition with education, and theory with application. For most of the course, we will discuss predominant learning theories and current debates in the field. For the last third of the course, we will discuss applications of learning theories to educational technology.

LT 8110 Leadership in Instructional Technology
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites LT 7110 or permission of instructor
Description

This course provides students with the knowledge, skills, and dispositions needed to a) inspire and lead the development and implementation of a shared vision for the effective use of technology to promote excellence and support transformational change throughout the school/district organization, and b) conduct needs assessments, develop technology-based professional learning programs, and design and implement regular and rigorous program evaluations to assess effectiveness and impact on student learning.

LT 8150 Project Management for Instructional Designers
Credit Hours 1.0 - 3.0
Description

This course provides students with the skills and knowledge of project management. Topics may vary. Examples of topics are Planning a Learning Development Project; Leading a Learning Development Project; Internal Consulting Skills for Effective Learning Project Managers. (Repeatable).

LT 8151 Planning a Learning Development Project
Credit Hours 1.0
Description

Students in this course will: a) define what is meant by the concept of project management as this concept applies to various instructional design and learning development projects; b) define the skills and competencies of an effective learning development project manager; c) define the basic phases in the life cycle of various learning development projects; d estimate the resources and the effort needed to complete a variety of learning development projects; and e) create an initial project plan in response to a client request.

LT 8152 Leading a Learning Development Project
Credit Hours 1.0
Description

Students in this course will: a) demonstrate the use of various project management software tools that are appropriate to learning development projects; b) create project management tools to track, manage, and report on projects to clients and stakeholders; and c) conduct effective team and client meetings.

LT 8153 Internal Consulting Skills for Effective Learning Project Managers
Credit Hours 1.0
Description

Students in this course will: a) determine how to match the appropriate project management competencies to various types of learning development projects; b)discuss internal consulting strategies to handle conflict and solve problems with team members, management, and stakeholders; and c) demonstrate the use of project management competencies for a real, or simulated, learning development project.

LT 8200 Diffusion and Adoption of Technological Innovation
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

This course provides students with the theoretical foundations of adoption and diffusion of technological innovations in educational categories, and the role of personality and communication in change agency. Students complete a case study in which they examine and analyze the adoption and diffusion of an educational “real-world” technological innovation in their choice of settings.

LT 8300 Design Research in Practice
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

This course will facilitate the skills needed to locate, evaluate, interpret, utilize, and conduct Instructional Design and Technology Research. The particular interest of the course is to enrich students’ understanding of and capacity to conduct new approaches to educational research known by a variety of names such as “design experiments” and “design-based research,” etc.

LT 8360 E-Learning Design and Development
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

Students design and develop multimedia tools for educational and training purposes while learning to use state of the art digital tools for instruction.

LT 8390 Analysis of Education, Training, and Performance Support Centers
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

This course provides the student with opportunities to explore the success and problems of various types of education, training, and performance support centers which are found in the literature and in the metro Atlanta area. Extensive research, reading, reporting, and field experiences are used in order to learn the unique attributes that result in successful world class service and support.

LT 8400 Developing Digital Multimedia for Learning
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

This graduate level course is designed to guide students through the basics of developing digital multimedia objects for learning. After completing the course, students should be able to make sound and informed decisions about the selection, design, and development of digital multimedia; and demonstrate basic/intermediate digital multimedia authoring skills. We recommend that students take LT 8360 E-Learning Design and Development prior to taking this course. 

LT 8420 Topics in Instructional Technology
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

This course offers students the opportunity to conduct in- depth study of specialized topics that are not covered in any other course. Emerging trends and issues that are of vital interest to the field of instructional technology are studied. (Repeatable).

LT 8440 E-Learning Environments
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

This course focuses on working with the internet as it applies to teaching and learning. Specifically, students work in four overlapping areas of the internet. These are theoretical foundations and issues affecting e-learning, the cognitive and affective experiences of students in e-learning environments, the design and development of e-learning, and the current state of research and practice regarding e-learning.

LT 8660 Internship in Instructional Technology
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites consent of instructor
Description

This work/study experience provides students with the opportunity to apply theories, concepts, and principles of instructional technology presented in regular classes. Supervised work/study experiences in school or business settings are selected with faculty approval. Internship may extend beyond one term. (Repeatable).

LT 8700 Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites LT 8000, LT 8050, LT 8360, LT 8400, or LT 8440 with a grade of "C" or higher
Description

Computer-supported collaborative learning (CSCL) is an emerging branch of the learning sciences concerned with studying how people can learn “together”€ with the help of networked systems. This course will explore how technologies have impacted the research and practice of teaching and learning, especially collaborative learning, in K-12 schools and Higher Education. Through several design activities students learn how to design for learning that is both collaborative and computer-mediated.

LT 8720 Learning Analytics and Impact Education
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

This course provides learning professionals the skills to design impact evaluations as part of their learning projects and use learning analytic methods to gather, analyze, interpret, and provide conclusions on the effectiveness of learning initiatives on organizational goals. In addition, students completing this course demonstrate the ability to use data visualization and reporting dashboard techniques to report results to organizational stakeholders.

LT 8810 Directed Readings and Research in Learning Technologies
Credit Hours 1.0 - 9.0
Description

Provides opportunity for students to focus attention on a specific area of interest in learning technologies not covered in regular course offering. Directed reading may extend beyond one term. (Repeatable).

LT 8950 Evaluation of Instructional Technologies
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

This course focuses on the evaluation of instructional products, both those that are commercially produced and those that a classroom teacher or trainer might develop for his or her own use. It provides students with the skills they need not only to plan and implement a successful evaluation of technology-based learning but also to judge merits of evaluations conducted by others.

LT 9850 Research Seminar in Learning Technologies
Credit Hours 1.0 - 3.0
Requirements A minimum grade of "S" is required for this course
Description

Considers the identification, planning, and implementation of advanced research projects. Seminar may extend beyond one term. (Repeatable).

LT 9900 Critique of Educational Research in Learning Technologies
Credit Hours 3.0
Requirements A minimum grade of "C" is required for this course
Description

Students critically examine theoretical and empirical work in their fields and in the area of research focus.

LT 9990 Dissertation
Credit Hours 1.0 - 18.0
Requirements Course is graded as satisfactory/unsatisfactory
Description

A minimum grade of “S” is required for completion of the dissertation. Involves the research and writing of the doctoral dissertation. Dissertation may extend beyond one term. (Repeatable).