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IDT 617 Class Orientation


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Brief details about the class. More information will come via email and when we meet in person on Sept 19

Brief details about the class. More information will come via email and when we meet in person on Sept 19

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  • 1. IDT 617
    Foundations of Instructional Technology
    Class Orientation
  • 2. About the Instructor
    Dr. Amy Adcock
    If you need an appointment please email or call. It’s a good idea to do this even if you plan on stopping by (in person or virtually) during my office hours.
  • 3. Catalog Description
    Required introductory overview to the field of instructional technology. Topics include a history of the field, basic instructional design, generally accepted theoretical practices and major formats of instructional media. Emphasis is given to instructional technology trends as applied to various industries, including K-12, military, industry training, and others.
  • 4. Course Objectives
    This course is designed as an introduction to the field of instructional design and technology.
    By the end of the course, I expect you to be well-versed in the:
    • definitions of the field of instructional design and technology
    • 5. processes of designing and evaluating instruction
    • 6. applications of learning theory to the design process
    • 7. applications of the field in all settings
    • 8. past and future trends of the field including research design and methodology
    • 9. networking, competencies and expectations for IDT professionals
  • DeliveryMethod
    This is a hybrid course. Every other week we will meet synchronously or we will have an online activity. Online activities will run from Monday through Friday. We do NOT use the videostreaming interface in this course.
    Check the schedule for meeting formats and the Guidelines for Meeting Online document for my online week expectations.
    If you are still unclear as to how the synchronous classes meet, please contact the Office of Distance Learning as soon as possible or visit the following website:
  • 10. Required Text
    Reiser, R. A. & Dempsey, J. V. (2011) Trends and issues in instructional design and technology 3rd Edition. Prentice Hall.
    Any other supplemental readings are linked from the syllabus or provided for you under the Readings link on Blackboard (indicated by a * on the syllabus)
  • 11. Class Topics
    Definitions and History of the field of IDT
    The Design Process
    Theories and Models for the field
    The Media Debate
    Human Performance
    IDT in the “real world”
    IDT Competencies
    What it means to be an IDT professional
    Trends in the field
    Research protocols specific for IDT
    Who’s who in IDT
    Issues currently being addressed in IDT
  • 12. Class Assignments
    NOTE: Assignment Details and grading rubrics (when applicable) are currently under construction but will be available for you soon
  • 13. Assignment Criteria
    Criteria for each assignment will be distributed as assignments are made. Information about deliverables will be included in these criteria. Points awarded will be based on fulfilling the specific criteria for each assignment. Assignments will be turned in through the Assignments Upload link on Blackboard unless otherwise discussed.
    All assignments will require the following:
    • Correct grammar and spelling
    • 14. Word processed (please use .doc or .docx format-no .rtf)
    • 15. APA 6.0 format when applicable
    • 16. Received by instructor on or before due date before the beginning of class (unless otherwise stated or discussed with instructor)
  • Other Important Details
    A Note about Class ParticipationMy courses are highly interactive and thus I have high expectations regarding your participation in the class. This not only means showing up for class at the scheduled time (or participating in online course activities) but being prepared in all formats for in-depth discussions of the topics at hand. If participation drops below the expected levels, I reserve the right to adjust assignments/expectations accordingly. You will be informed if anything changes in that regard. Late Work No credit will be given for an assignment that is more than one week late unless arrangements have been made prior to the assignment due date. Any assignment received after the due date will have the points received reduced by 15%. Late Reflection entries WILL NOT receive credit.
    AttendanceAs per university policy, students are expected to attend Classes. For classes meeting once a week, students missing more than 15% may be failed. Therefore, students who miss more than two class meetings are subject to automatic failure.
  • 17. For this week
    Review the syllabus and post any questions on the Questions forum on Blackboard
    Post your first reflection preferably before you begin reading the text
    How would you define Instructional Design & Technology
    Details on reflection format are under Assignment Details
    Go to the blog, click new entry (on the right) and post your entry. Your name will appear when you post.
  • 18. More Later!
    We will have to save personal introductions for 9/19 when we meet face to face
    NOTE: I do not have F2F meetings on our online weeks as some students are taking both classes and cannot meet at the designated class time
    Keep watching your email!
    Let me know if you have any questions
    Have fun!