Schedule

*Please note that readings must be completed by the date they appear in the schedule.
*All assignments are due 11:59pm the day it is due.
*All discussion board participation are due 7pm unless it is otherwise indicated.

Week
Day
Topic Notes Assignments/Readings
1
8/23

Course Introduction, Ground Rule, and Instructional/Educational Technology History
Week 1 Notes Readings
  • Reiser (2011) in Reiser & Dempsey (Eds) Ch. 3
  • Martins, Gilson, & Maynard (2004)
  • Motteram & Forrester (2005).
2
8/30

Instructional/Educational Technology as a Field and Definition of the field
  • Captivate or Presenter file on Concept Map Basics
Week 2 Notes Readings
  • AECT (2008) in Januszewski & Molenda Ch. 1
  • Reiser (2011) in Reiser & Dempsey (Eds) Ch. 1
  • Branch & Merrill (2011) in Reiser & Dempsey (Eds) Ch.2
3
9/6

Instructional/Educational Technology as a Profession and Professional Associations Week 3 Notes
Readings
  • Reiser (2011) in Reiser & Dempsey (Eds) Ch. 26
  • Babrielli & Branson (2011) in Reiser & Dempsey (Eds) Ch. 27
  • Klein, Rushby, & Su (2011) Reiser & Dempsey (Eds) Ch. 28
4
9/13
Understanding How People Learn and Designing Learning Environments
  • Learning Theory Discussion
  • Learning Theory Matrix
Week 4 Notes
Readings
  • Driscoll (2011) in Reiser & Dempsey (Eds) Ch. 4
  • Richey, Klein, & Tracey (2011) Ch. 4
  • Robinson Molenda & Rezabeck (2008) in Januszewski & Molenda Ch. 2
5
9/20
Portfolio Assessment, IT Online Master's Portfolio, Web Hosting, File Structure, and Web Authoring
Week 5 Notes
Readings
  • IT Online Portfolio Template and Requirements
  • Other required readings--No additional readings
Assignment
  • Definition Concept Map and Professional Statement
6
9/27

Visual Literacy
Week 6 Notes
Readings
  • Johnson (2010) Ch. 1, 2, & 3
  • Krug (2005) Ch. 1
7
10/4
Media Evaluation and Usability Testing
Week 7 Notes
Readings
  • Rubin & Chisnell (2008) Ch. 1 & 2
  • Krug (2005) Ch. 10
     Fall Break

   
8
10/18
Essential Web Design and Development Skills for your Portfolio I Basic HTML and Google Sites

Week 8 Notes
Readings
9
10/25

Essential Web Development Skills for your Portfolio II WordPress and Weebly Week 9 Notes
Readings

Assignment

  • Interview a Professional--draft due to share to other participants
10
11/1
What do instructional technology professionals say about the field?

 Week 10 Notes
Readings
  • Interview a Professional Reports
Assignment
  • Interview a Professional--final version due
11
11/8
Instructional Technology Ethics and Digital Citizenship

Week 11  Notes
Readings
  • Yeaman, Eastmond, Napper (2008) in Januszewski & Molenda Ch. 11--Skim most, Read 283-290 (stop at Historical Background) and 295-299 (Start at Code of Ethics section and stop at Reconceptualization)
  • Smaldino, Donaldson, Herring, (2011) in Reiser & Dempsey (Eds) Ch. 35
12
11/15
Participant Work Week Week 12 Notes
Assignment
  • Usability Testing of a Web Authoring Tool
     Thanksgiving

   
 13  11/29 Portfolio Prototype Showcase/Literature Review Presentation  Week 13 Notes
Assignment
  • Portfolio Prototype/Literature Review Showcase/Presentation
  • Portfolio Prototype/Literature Review


Reading Details

Week 1
  • Text: Reiser (2011) A history of instructional design and technology. In R. A. Reiser & J. V. Dempsey (Eds). Trends and Issues in Instructional Design and Technology (3rd ed.). Allyn & Bacon. Ch. 3
  • Martins, L. L., Gilson, L. L., & Maynard, M. T. (2004). Virtual Teams: What Do We Know and Where Do We Go From Here? Journal of Management, 30(6), 805–835. doi:10.1016/j.jm.2004.05.002
  • Motteram, G., & Forrester, G. (2005). Becoming an Online Distance Learner: What can be learned from students’ experiences of induction to distance programmes? Distance Education, 26, 281–298. doi:10.1080/01587910500291330

Week 2

  • AECT. (2008). Definition. In A. Januszewski & M. Molenda (Eds.), Educational Technology: A Definition with Commentary. Lawrence Erlbaum.
  • Text: Reiser (2011). What field did you say you were in? Defining and naming our field. In R. A. Reiser & J. V. Dempsey (Eds). Trends and Issues in Instructional Design and Technology (3rd ed.). Allyn & Bacon. Ch. 1
  • Text: Branch & Merrill (2011). Characteristics of instructional design models. In R. A. Reiser & J. V. Dempsey (Eds). Trends and Issues in Instructional Design and Technology (3rd ed.). Allyn & Bacon. Ch. 2

Week 3

  • Text: Reiser (2011). Getting an instructional design position: Lesson from a personal history. In R. A. Reiser & J. V. Dempsey (Eds). Trends and Issues in Instructional Design and Technology (3rd ed.). Allyn & Bacon.Ch. 26
  • Text: Gabriielli & Branson (2011). Getting a job in business and industry. In R. A. Reiser & J. V. Dempsey (Eds). Trends and Issues in Instructional Design and Technology (3rd ed.). Allyn & Bacon. Ch. 27
  • Text: Klein, Rushby, & Su (2011). Professional organizations and publications in instructional design and technology. In R. A. Reiser & J. V. Dempsey (Eds). Trends and Issues in Instructional Design and Technology (3rd ed.). Allyn & Bacon.28

Week 4

  • Text: Driscoll (2011). Psychological foundations of instructional design. In R. A. Reiser & J. V. Dempsey (Eds). Trends and Issues in Instructional Design and Technology (3rd ed.). Allyn & Bacon. Ch. 4
  • Richey, R. C., Klein, J. D., & Tracey, M. W. (2010). The Instructional Design Knowledge Base: Theory, Research, and Practice. Routledge. Ch. 4
  • Robinson, Molenda, & Rezabeck (2008). Facilitating Learning. In A. Januszewski & M. Molenda (Eds.), Educational Technology: A Definition with Commentary. Lawrence Erlbaum. Ch. 2

Week 5

  • IT Online Portfolio Template and Requirements
  • Other required readings

Week 6

  • Johnson, J. (2010). Designing with the Mind in Mind: Simple Guide to Understanding User Interface Design Rules (1st ed.). Morgan Kaufmann. Ch. 1, 2, & 3
  • Krug, S. (2005). Don’t Make Me Think: A Common Sense Approach to Web Usability, 2nd Edition (2nd ed.). New Riders Press. Ch. 1

Week 7

  • Rubin, J., & Chisnell, D. (2008). Handbook of Usability Testing: Howto Plan, Design, and Conduct Effective Tests (2nd ed.). Wiley. Ch. 1 & 2
  • Krug, S. (2005). Don’t Make Me Think: A Common Sense Approach to Web Usability, 2nd Edition (2nd ed.). New Riders Press. Ch. 10

Week 8

  • Lloyd, I. (2011). Build Your Own Website The Right Way Using HTML & CSS (Third ed.). SitePoint. pp. 21-41
  • Google Sites Help. (2012). Retrieved June 15, 2012, from http://support.google.com/sites/?hl=en

Week 9

Week 10

  • Yeaman, Eastmond, & Napper (2008). Professional ethics and educational technology. In A. Januszewski & M. Molenda (Eds.), Educational Technology: A Definition with Commentary. Lawrence Erlbaum. Ch. 11
  • Text: Smaldino, Donaldson, Herring, (2011). Professional ethics: Rules applied to practice. In R. A. Reiser & J. V. Dempsey (Eds). Trends and Issues in Instructional Design and Technology (3rd ed.). Allyn & Bacon. Ch. 35

Week 11

  • Participant Interview Reports

Last updated: September 10, 2012