Undergraduate Course Offerings
LTEC 1100 - Computer Applications (3)
Introduction to computer usage. Integrated approach to software tools such as word processing, data-base management, spreadsheet, communications and graphics applications.
LTEC 2100 - Surviving the Information Age (3)
A collegiate guide to Internet resources and information procurement. Topics include: connecting to UNT resources, peripheral selection and use, tips for purchasing and using application software, an overview of graphics software, applications of the Internet, HTML code, methods of establishing an Internet connection, netcasting, voice and video conferencing, PC-based troubleshooting techniques, electronic research, and information processing using Internet.
LTEC 3000 - Foundations of Learning Technologies in STEM (3)
This course focuses on learning across STEM Disciplines using a variety of technologies: cloud computing, mobile devices, MOOCs, virtual labs, etc. Students learn problem-solving and inquiry skills, and apply those to interpret, aggregate, and create arguments based on evidence. Real-world problems with data driven and focused outcomes are used to follow a process, develop a solution, perform analysis, and communicate findings. Prerequisite(s): None
LTEC 3010 - Personal Development (3)
Course provides opportunities for students to develop themselves professionally. Special emphasis is placed on image development for a chosen career and strategy development to launch that career. Time management, money management, business etiquette, selecting mentors and role models are also addressed.
LTEC 3100 - New Horizons for Learning Technologies in STEM (3)
This course focuses on innovative and emerging technologies and their use in STEM Disciplines. Students use gamification, immersive learning environments, wearable technologies, and other tools to explore conditions of learning, transfer, motivation, ability, and learner characteristics across STEM. Prerequisite(s): None
LTEC 3200 - Leadership and Ethical Practices for STEM Professionals (3)
This course is a study of contemporary leadership practices, ethical issues, and team dynamics related to STEM occupations. It focuses on evidence-based leadership practices while addressing ethical practices that future leaders in STEM occupations might face along with best practices on how to manage in multidisciplinary group environments. Prerequisite(s): None
LTEC 3220 - Computer Graphics in Education and Training (3)
Application of computer graphics to the preparation of multimedia and web-based materials. Includes principles of graphics communication, concepts in computer graphics, graphics input systems, graphics manipulation software, and graphics output systems.
LTEC 3260 - Web Authoring (3)
Creation of web-based materials incorporating text, graphics, and multimedia elements. Emphasis on use of standards-based technologies for creating content for web-based delivery.
LTEC 3440 - Introduction to Instructional Technology (3)
Introduction to class presentation and teacher productivity systems, including graphic, audio, video and computer-based materials. Laserdiscs, videotapes, LCD systems and computer software for the classroom.
LTEC 3530 - Data Communications (3)
Foundational skills in data communications. Covers the basics of computer networking, including terms and concepts, contemporary network services, transmission media, and protocols. Students learn how protocols are used in networking implementations from many vendors, especially those most common in today's LANs and WANs.
LTEC 3610 - Principles of Team Science (3)
This course provides students with an overview of team science and how this field of science applies to the workplace. Students will gain an understanding of evidence-based practices that apply to team and small group settings and will learn how to apply these practices to the workplace. The fundamentals of teams and their processes will be covered along with introducing students to various tools that could be applied to team and small group settings in the workplace. Prerequisite(s): None
LTEC 3620 - Team Building (3)
This course introduces students to the different types of teams and their processes. Students will learn systematic approaches to team building, including planning, implementing, managing, and completing the teamwork processes. Students will become familiar with the six enabling conditions that create team-friendly work environments. Students will learn different team building tools, the role that diversity plays in successful teams, and will be introduced to some of the challenges to teamwork. Prerequisite(s): None
LTEC 3630 - Team Dynamics (3)
This course focuses on describing, exploring, and understanding all things related to human groups. Being able to successfully work in a team/group environment is critical in today’s age of complexity. This course identifies the characteristics of a team, studies different team related theories, identifies how to manage or lead teams, and highlights how to optimize a team’s overall performance. As an interdisciplinary topic, this course covers evidence-based literature from the disciplines of anthropology, biology, psychology, sociology, and other social sciences. Prerequisite(s): None
LTEC 3640 - Leadership and Team Leadership (3)
This course provides a study of leadership theories, leadership styles, and leadership development techniques. Students will begin with a historic overview of leadership research from trait-based theories to complexity leadership theory. Students will focus their attention on learning team-based and collective types of leadership theories. Following, students will learn different practices and techniques in leadership development and will learn to apply some of these techniques to developing leaders in the workplace. This course focuses on evidence-based leadership and leadership development techniques while addressing current issues related to: ethical leadership, power, diversity, leader-member interactions, and leadership development evaluation. Prerequisite(s): None
LTEC 4000 - Principles of Training and Development (3)
Investigates the design, delivery and evaluation of training and development programs. The relationship of modern technology and training theories are addressed.
LTEC 4040 - Organizational Development and Performance Improvement (3)
This course explores the need for organizational change by examining the process of needs analysis, intervention selection, implementation and evaluation. The focus of this course is on performance improvement and organizational development.
LTEC 4050 - Entrepreneurship and Performance Improvement (3)
The role of small business and the utilization of technology for performance improvement will be addressed along with the advantages and limitations of small business ownership. Small business planning and operation will be explored through the development and use of technology.
LTEC 4060 - Project Management and Applied Technology Performance Improvement (3)
This course will explore the project life-cycle of defining, planning, executing and delivery. Students will learn and apply the processes and methods of project planning, management and evaluation through a simulation activity. The use of technology applications will be addressed to improve human performance.
LTEC 4070 - Principles of Leadership, Empowerment and Team Building (3)
The nature and scope of leadership and empowerment as it relates to applied technology and industrial training environments; the techniques for leadership, empowerment and team building are emphasized.
LTEC 4100 - Computers in the Classroom (3)
Computers in education; computer topics covered in introductory and secondary school courses. Motivation and objectives in computer education; some programming language. Instructional uses of the computer, topics in curriculum integration.
LTEC 4110 - Instructional Design in Career and Technical Education (3)
Development and use of resources for preparing contextual learning and instruction, presenting lessons and assessing learner performance. Strategies for infusing employability skills, work-based learning and applying instructional technology.
LTEC 4120 - Instructional Strategies in Career and Technical Education (3)
Basic instructional techniques and media commonly utilized in applied technology, training and development; emphasis is placed on illustrated presentations and technical demonstrations.
LTEC 4121 - Technical Presentation Skills (3)
Emphasis on technical presentation skills and electronic presentation media commonly utilized in training and development. Topics such as developing an audience profile, arranging facilities, topic introduction techniques, questioning and summary strategies are addressed.
Course Information: Meets with ATTD 5121
LTEC 4130 - Professional Responsibilities and Management in Career and Technical Education (3)
Examines the role and responsibilities of career and technical education professionals as well as the importance of creating a classroom and laboratory environment that fosters a positive learning climate. The role and responsibilities of career and technical education professionals as well as technology applications, effective time management, standards for student conduct and teacher liability are addressed.
LTEC 4140 - Work-Based Learning in Career and Technical Education (3)
Study of the basic standards and recent changes in work-based learning. Emphasis is placed on developing materials to effectively facilitate the work-based learning component of a workforce education program.
LTEC 4160 - Advanced Computer applications in Education and Training (3)
Course is designed as an advanced preparation for students preparing to enter organizations in education or training that utilize modern computer-based technologies that include: graphic applications, telecommunications, networking, programming and computer-based training.
LTEC 4200 - Performance Improvement in Education and Training (3)
Introduction to the history, theory and practice of human performance technology in education and training. Explores the systemic process of analysis, intervention development, change implementation and process valuation involved in performance improvement.
LTEC 4210 - Digital Multimedia in Education and Training (3)
Production of multimedia materials using digital video and audio production techniques. Project management teams, instructional design, editing techniques, digitizing, using a video camera, and production/post-production techniques are covered.
LTEC 4230 - Directed Occupational Internship in Industry or Training (3)
(2000 clock hours equals one year of experience or 8 semester credit hours.) Supervised individual work experience in a recognized occupation or field of specialization.
For those who meet the necessary state-mandated requirements for years of work experience these credits can be granted for successful completion of an occupational competency examination. May be repeated up to 24 hours of credit.
LTEC 4440 - Advanced Instructional Strategies (3)
Emphasis on advanced instructional techniques; including questioning, discussion, problem-solving, motivation, and instructional development used in applied technology and industrial training setting.
LTEC 4470 - Human Relations in Business, Education and Industry (3)
A study of the components of human relations and interpersonal communication factors in business, education, trade and industrial education and training programs.
LTEC 4510 - Communications in Business, Education and Industry (3)
Important factors in succeeding on the job. Emphasis is placed on communication, strategies for conducting meetings and seminars, conflict management, developing and arranging agendas, itineraries, minutes and business reports, designing and using business graphics, and job-getting communication.
LTEC 4550 - Network Systems Administration (3)
Study of file and print network services in a directory services environment. Topics include server configuration, user management, resource allocation, risk management, and disaster recovery.
LTEC 4560 - Internet Services Administration (3)
Design and implementation of Internet information services including FTP, NNTP, World Wide Web, and streaming media. Conferencing using H.323 and T.120 standards-based systems. Students both design and build various information services using representative software tools and hardware platforms.
LTEC 4610 - Team Cognition (3)
This interdisciplinary course focuses on describing, exploring, and understanding human cognition in social settings. This course explores the meaning of cognition with emphases on cognition as a shared activity rather than just an individual activity. This course covers evidence-based literature from other cognate disciplines such as anthropology, biology, computer science, psychology, sociology, and other social sciences. Prerequisite(s): None
LTEC 4620 - Team Decision Making (3)
This course provides overview of individual decision making techniques then extends the conversation to include group level decision making techniques and theories. Students will be able to identify and distinguish between various problem types (i.e..., simple problems, complex problems, wicked problems). Students will learn how to address complex and wicked problems using different group decision making tools and processes. Prerequisite(s): None
LTEC 4630 - Evaluation, Measurement and ROI (3)
This course covers evaluation techniques for assessing the performance of individual team members and teams. Different evaluation models for the workplace will be presented along with coverage of topics related to assessing return on investment (ROI). Prerequisite(s): None
LTEC 4640 - Team Coaching (3)
This course covers coaching tools and techniques focused on coaching (i.e.., individual members, teams, and groups of teams). This course reviews coaching and how coaching can be applied in the workplace to aid teams perform more effectively and to manage its own resources and team processes. Students will gain an understanding of some coaching skills and will learn specific coaching techniques that can be applied to teams and small group settings in the workplace. Prerequisite(s): None
LTEC 4740 - Instructional Internship in Applied Technology and Training (3)
Supervised observation and instructional practice in an approved applied technology program or industrial training environment; discussion and evaluation seminars are scheduled.
LTEC 4741 - Applied Technology and Performance Improvement Capstone (3)
A capstone course designed for students to synthesize the knowledge, skills and attitudes learned throughout the undergraduate degree in Applied Technology and Performance Improvement. Students will demonstrate their ability to articulate career pathways, apply technology in the workplace, and contribute to the organizational structure of either business and industry or education.
LTEC 4800 - Studies in Education (0)
Organized classes for program needs; consent of department. Limited-offering basis. May be repeated for credit.
LTEC 4900 - Special Problems (3)
LTEC 5000 - Performance Assessment in Workforce Learning and Performance (3)
A focus on the preliminary assessment of human performance problems in organizations. The design, development, implementation and evaluation of training programs for supervisors and trainers is discussed.
LTEC 5030 - Foundations of Learning Technologies (3)
Introduction to Learning Technologies.
LTEC 5040 - Online Design and Pedagogy (3)
This course focuses on the theory and process of design and pedagogy as it relates to online instructional delivery and systems.
LTEC 5100 - Foundation of Workforce Learning and Performance (3)
This overview course investigates the design, delivery and evaluation of training programs. The relationship of modern technology and training theories with organizational practices will also be addressed.
LTEC 5110 - Curriculum Design and Instructional Resources (3)
Development, organization and use of curriculum materials and resources in career and technical education, with an emphasis on employability skills, work-based learning and instructional technology.
LTEC 5111 - Introduction to Video Technology (3)
Basic skills in the production of audio and video materials for multi-media and other digital presentation media. Study of both analog and digital production techniques, nature of audio and video signals, and how those signals are optimized in both the analog and digital domains. Other topics include camera techniques, shot composition, scene construction and visual continuity, audio techniques, script preparation, optimization of finished product and distribution mediums.
LTEC 5120 - Demonstrating Effective Presentation Skills (3)
Such instructional strategies as lecture and demonstration are emphasized; includes introduction, questioning and summary techniques, as well as the use of basic media commonly utilized in technical presentations.
LTEC 5121 - Corporate Training Presentation Skills (3)
Such training strategies as job coaching and small group instruction are emphasized; includes motivation techniques, one-on-one interaction skills, questioning and summary techniques and the use of electronic presentation media.
LTEC 5130 - Roles and Responsibilities of Career and Technical Education Professionals (3)
Focuses on the career and technical education teacher's role in the classroom, laboratory, school and community. Emphasizes the roles of technology, discipline and liability.
LTEC 5140 - Developing Work-Based Experiences in Career and Technical Education (3)
This course is designed to address all aspects of work-based learning. Basic standards and the development of educational training opportunities are included.
LTEC 5160 - Advanced Computer Applications in Education and Training (3)
Advanced preparation for students entering into education or training organizations that utilize modern computer-based technologies including graphic applications, telecommunications, networking, programming and instructional technology.
Selection, utilization and evaluation of media technology, and techniques used in the instructional programs of education and industry. Includes hands-on digital audio and visual processes.
The design of instructional systems is examined through research reports on the theoretical assumptions of learning and analysis of learning systems as they apply to the development of educational and instructional training programs.
Advanced study and application of instructional design principles and models for real world settings. This course covers the development of instruction ranging from face-to-face training to digital and online learning technology systems. The course builds upon theory and research studied in instructional systems design. Also covered is group management of instructional design processes.
LTEC 5220 - Multimedia in Technology Applications (3)
Study and analysis of the use of the computer to deliver instruction. Topics include design, development, and review techniques for CAI, current trends in CAI technology and lesson development with an authoring language.
LTEC 5240 - Authoring Learning Games, Sims, and Virtual Environments (3)
Creation of comprehensive computer-based instructional systems that integrate presentation of materials with the monitoring of student performance and modification of the instructional system based on both internal and external factors. The class will focus on the use of current authoring system tools to develop representative systems.
LTEC 5260 - Computer Graphics for Mediated Communications (3)
Application of computer graphics to the preparation and presentation of mediated materials. Includes principles of graphics communication, concepts in computer graphics, graphics input systems, graphics manipulation software and graphics output systems.
The study and analysis of models of cognitive systems including acquiring, manipulating, storing, interpreting and using information; special emphasis on the unique interactions between human information processing and computer-based processing as they apply to the instructional environment.
Study of the human as an information processor. Computer interface design that takes into consideration human capabilities and limitations. Educational implications of system input/output facilities. Impact upon instructional system design.
LTEC 5320 - Contemporary Issues in Workforce Learning and Performance (3)
The course focuses on research issues in applied technology, training and development. Problems related to the fields of applied technology, organizational culture, training and human resource development, research designs and statistical methods for conducting research in training and development will be studied.
LTEC 5340 - Capstone I in Workforce Learning and Performance (3)
A general orientation to basic methods of research in applied technology, training and development; including the scientific method as a basis for analysis, interpretation of results. This course should be taken in the last 15 semester hours of the program.
LTEC 5360 - Capstone 2 in Workforce Learning and Performance (3)
A seminar designed to assist master's candidates in conducting research in the field of applied technology, training and development, including the dissemination and discussion of findings. Scheduled during last resident registration.
Study and analysis of past and currently-emerging telecommunication technologies and their application to learning technologies. Topics include history of telecommunication, digital and wireless communications, computer networks and distance learning.
Course to aid education and training professionals in creating Web-based materials and application utilizing Internet resources. Integration of text, graphics, and multimedia elements in a web environment.
LTEC 5421 - Advanced Web and Media Development (3)
Development of Web and Media systems using advanced methods and programming/scripting. The instructor will choose the language(s) to be used during the course. Past languages have included Flash, Java, Perl, PHP/HTML, and others.
LTEC 5440 - Facilitation Strategies in Applied Technology Training (3)
Advanced instructional strategies, such as group facilitation, cooperative learning, questioning, discussion, problem-solving, simulation, reflective teaching and other instructional techniques. Participants are expected to employ various presentation techniques through small group exercises.
Design and implementation of Internet information services including FTP, conferencing, and the World Wide Web. Students design and build various information services using software tools and hardware platforms representative of those used in education and training.
LTEC 5460 - Computer Networks for Learning Environments (3)
Study of computer networks used in support of education and training. Includes topics in network topologies, wiring, administration, risk management and disaster recovery. Special emphasis is placed on the application of network technologies to K-12 educational environments, higher education and the training environments of business, industry and the military.
LTEC 5470 - Interpersonal Skills Development (3)
Development of human relations and communication skills; human relations as a factor in developing programs in business, education and industry.
LTEC 5490 - Diversity Issues in Applied Technology, Training and Development (3)
This course will address general diversity issues that affect applied technology, training and development. Effective strategies and model programs will be discussed to enhance individual development in applied technology classrooms and training and development courses.
This course focuses on the process of design, implementation and evaluation of the content and context of teaching and learning in technology-based learning environments. The course will cover an array of technology-based learning environments that may include web-based learning management systems, 3-D immersive environments, and others.
Focus on research literature and current issues dealing with ethical and legal issues within the computing profession. Includes units on intellectual property, moral philosophy, gender and minority issues affecting computer education.
LTEC 5580 – LTEC Capstone: Integrated Portfolios (3)
This course is intended for students in the last semester of MS LTEC program. The course will aid students to produce a professionally viable portfolio and associated online materials that can be used to seek a position or advancement in the instructional design, training, or workforce development field. Students will reflect on prior academic and professional performance, make presentations highlighting elements of their portfolio, engage in peer reviewing, use relevant social media tools, and prepare for job interviews.
LTEC 5610 - Analysis of Research in Learning Technologies (3)
Interpretation, analysis and synthesis of current research in educational technology for the purpose of integrating research methodology and application to educational environments.
LTEC 5640 Organization Development, Technology and Change
Study of organization development theories, models and practices. Emphasis on learning as an organization development intervention. Examines the role of technology in organization development, learning and the change process. Investigates organizational issues and the need to assess, plan, and manage change to position the organization to function more effectively at the individual, group, and organizational levels through exploration of change interventions.
LTEC 5650 Technology Entrepreneurship
Study of entrepreneurial concepts, standards, practices, and creative processes adopted by high-performing entrepreneurial enterprises with an emphasis on technology and innovation. Explores knowledge of the business process while integrating theory and technology with real world situations such as identifying market opportunities, funding techniques, risks, change, and barriers of start-up businesses. Create technology-based venture plans to enhance learning and development to meet academic and business and industry needs.
LTEC 5660 Project Management for Performance Improvement
Explores the project life-cycle of defining, planning, executing and delivery. Students learn and apply the processes and methods of project planning, management and evaluation through a simulation activity. The use of technology applications is addressed to improve human performance and manage stakeholders.
LTEC 5670 Distributed Leadership
Provides an overview of the primary evolutionary trends in leadership for students to gain an understanding of what leadership is and how it is relevant for today's workplace. Students delve into the concept of leadership as a collective/social construct rather than an individual construct. Distributed leadership is then introduced to students providing specific perspectives on leadership and leadership development at each of the four different levels of analysis (individual, teams, multi team systems, organizational).
This course introduces how artificial intelligence has been and is being applied to improve learning, instruction and performance. Relevant concepts and terms are elaborated and defined. An overview of the history of artificial intelligence in education is provided that includes intelligent tutoring systems and the development of learning analytics that can be used to individualize learning activities and resources to achieve optimal outcomes. Differences between machine learning, data mining, learning analytics, and intelligent tutoring and performance support are explored. Representative policies will be discussed, and representative technologies will be demonstrated to provide students with a broad understanding of what is possible using current and emerging technologies.
5702 - Applications of AI in Learning Analytics (3)
More and more education institutions now see the value of leveraging the enormous and continuously growing data from their learning management system (LMS) and computer-based learning environments. Learning Analytics (LA), as well as related methodologies such as Artificial Intelligence (AI), Machine Learning (ML) and Educational Data Mining (EDM), explores the relation- ship between learning system usage and a range of outcomes that can positively impact students, teachers, administrators, researcher and learning system designers. This course is designed to help students to learn fundamental EDM/LA concepts and techniques, and how those techniques can be used in solving important problems in education.
5703 - AI Technologies for Learning and Performance (3)
Students in this course will overview various artificial intelligence applications and will apply these applications in learning and performance settings.
5704 - Ethical, Social and Cultural Impacts of AI (3)
This course will examine the ethical, social and cultural impacts of AI in education in the past present, and future. Students will explore and critique ethical, social, and cultural issues of AI in education. Students will apply the ethical, social, and cultural issues of AI to analysis of existing tools from adaptive learning and smart tutors to machine learning and personalized learning.
LTEC 5800 - Studies in Learning Technologies (3)
Organized classes specifically designed to accommodate the needs of students and the demands of program development that are not met by the regular offerings.
LTEC 5900 - Special Problems (3)
Open to graduate students who are capable of developing a problem independently.
LTEC 5910 - Special Problems (3)
Open to graduate students who are capable of developing a problem independently.
Doctoral Course Offerings
LTEC 6000 - Philosophy of Computing in Learning Technologies (3)
Examination of the philosophical underpinnings of use of computers in learning technologies: why we are interested in this technology; what we hope to accomplish; intended and unintended changes that will occur by its use.
LTEC 6010 - Theories of Instructional Technology (3)
To examine and understand the underlying philosophical approaches to learning and the paradigms which guide instructional design. To describe how the use of computing and other technologies are enabled within each paradigm.
LTEC 6020 - Advanced Instructional Design: Models and Strategies (3)
This course will provide students with advanced instructional design and development skills as well as the conceptual underpinnings for various instructional design models. The course will also familiarize students with a number of different design models that can be used in corporate and/or educational settings.
LTEC 6030 - Emerging Technologies and Education (3)
Investigation of the challenges and opportunities of implementing emerging technologies in educational environments. Emphasis on understanding their use to meet educational needs and goals.
LTEC 6040 - Theory and Practice of Distributed Learning (3)
Study of theory and practice of distance education and its application to the planning, development, utilization and evaluation of distance educations systems in educational environments. Various distance education systems will be investigated.
LTEC 6121 - Leadership Development in Applied Technology and Training (3)
The function of the applied technology administrator and training facilitator as a professional leader in developing, planning, organizing, controlling, coordinating and evaluating programs, services and activities.
LTEC 6200 - Message Design in Learning Technologies (3)
Principles linking instructional conditions and learning outcomes. Relationship between learning theory and instructional practices in technology delivered instruction. Topics include motivation, perception, cognition, and attitude change.
LTEC 6210 - Theory of Design of Interactive Multimedia Systems (3)
Study of theory and practice of interactive, multimedia computer technologies in the design and production of interactive learning systems.
Prerequisite(s): LTEC 5420 or consent of instructor.
LTEC 6220 - Theory of Learning Technology Implementation (3)
Examination of classic and contemporary research to develop an understanding of the issues of successful technology implementation and the implications in educational environments. This is an advanced course that explores underlying theory, concepts, and technologies that are used to develop interactive multimedia.
LTEC 6230 - Advanced Production Design for Learning Technologies (3)
Advanced design and implementation of educational multimedia and hypermedia products utilizing strategies from message design, human factors research, learning theory and other theoretical and critical approaches. This is a project-based course emphasizing analysis design, development, implementation and evaluation.
LTEC 6240 - Artificial Intelligence Applications (3)
Theoretical and practical educational applications of AI are discussed. Topics studied include neural computing, social issues in AI, natural language processing and robotics.
LTEC 6250 - Learning Technology Systems Design and Management (3)
Study and analysis of facility design, organizational patterns, administrative strategies, and alternative structures for achieving and evaluating media-based instructional and production components. Includes selection, procurement and control of hardware and software inventories. Management tools including protection of intellectual property, security issues and budgeting strategies are discussed.
LTEC 6260 - Creating Technology-Based Learning Environments (3)
Study of the design and development of technology infused learning environments. Develops understanding of constructivist philosophy of keeping students active, constructive, collaborative, intentional, complex, contextual, conversational and reflective.
Prerequisite(s): LTEC 6230.
LTEC 6270 - Developing Funding Opportunities in Learning Technologies (3)
The ideal grant is a match between the needs of an organization and the desires of a funding agency. Students examine grants from both viewpoints and build on that knowledge to write effective grant proposals. In addition to investigating some of the logistics of grant-writing, this course examines the relationship between a granting agency and its recipients.
LTEC 6280 - Learning Technologies Program and Project Evaluation (3)
Provides students with fundamental knowledge and skills in the theory and practice associated with evaluating educational technology programs, projects, products, practices and policies.
LTEC 6310 - Digital Game-Based Learning
Provides an overview of digital game-based learning. Major topics include educational benefits of digital games, game analysis, game design, constructionist gaming and gamification. Engages students in various authentic tasks, including creating an informative and persuasive infographic on the educational benefits of digital games, analyzing a digital learning game, designing a 3D game-based learning environment, and designing a learning activity that engages students in game design. In addition, students are expected to conduct a literature review on a topic of their interest. Each of the major assignments involves peer feedback and reflection.
LTEC 6480 - Research Seminar (3)
An orientation to basic methods of doctoral dissertation research in applied technology, training and development; including the scientific methods as a basis for analysis and interpretation of results. Students begin preparation of a dissertation proposal in the field of applied technology, training and development.
LTEC 6510 - Introduction to Research in Learning Technologies (3)
Students will be introduced to research in the field of Learning Technologies and Information Sciences. Students will survey introductory research and analysis in these fields of study.
LTEC 6511 - Analysis of Research in Learning Technologies (3)
Students will analyze current research in educational computing as a tool for understanding the unique characteristics of technology based research activities in educational environments. Special consideration will be given to strategies for separating influences in research designs that incorporate technology as tools and as variables in the design. Students will also identify potential dissertation research topics and prepare preliminary reports that will be critiqued in class in preparation for doing the dissertation.
Prerequisite(s): LTEC 6510 or consent of advisor.
LTEC 6512 - Analysis of Qualitative Research in Learning Technologies (3)
Students will analyze qualitative research in Learning Technologies and Information Sciences as a tool for understanding the unique characteristics of technology and information based research activities in the fields. Special consideration will be given to research approaches that examine learning technologies. Students will also identify potential dissertation research topics and prepare preliminary reports that will be critiqued in class in preparation for doing the dissertation.
Prerequisite(s): LTEC 6510.
LTEC 6514 - Seminar on Advanced Research Topics in Learning Technologies and Information Sciences (3)
Students will examine and analyze advanced research topics in Learning Technologies and Information Sciences. The range of research analysis topic(s) to be covered by the course will be determined by the instructor.
Prerequisite(s): LTEC 6511.
LTEC 6515 - Advanced Research: Scaling Methods (3)
Students examine and analyze advanced research topics in learning technologies. The range of research analysis topic(s) to be covered is determined by the instructor.
Prerequisite(s): LTEC 6511.
LTEC 6516 - Advanced Research: Computer Mediated Discourse Analysis (3)
Covers the role of digital communicative acts in education and provides students with the experience of using CMDA to analyze data toward a goal of future publication and research.
Prerequisite(s): LTEC 6512.
LTEC 6700 - Practicum/Internship (3)
Supervised professional activities in the profession. Students will spend a pre determined number of hours working with an appropriate site in education or business. During class meetings, students will review practicum experiences and analyze issues associated with a career in the profession.
LTEC 6701 - Practicum, Field Problems or Internship (3)
Supervised professional activities in vocational education.
LTEC 6800 - Special Topics in Learning Technologies (3)
Organized classes specifically designed to accommodate the needs of students and the demands of program development that are not met by the regular offerings.
LTEC 6900 - Special Problems in Learning Technologies (3)
Independent study and research in fields of special interest. Conferences with professors in the fields are also included.
LTEC 6910 - Special Problems in Learning Technologies (3)
Independent study and research in fields of special interest. Conferences with professors in the fields are also included.
LTEC 6950 - Doctoral Dissertation (3)