Catalog 2022-2023

EME - Instructional Design

EME 601 Introduction to Instructional Design

This course introduces participants to the systems approach to instructional design. The major components of instructional development models will be presented. This course provides introductory information and application of skills and techniques necessary in the analysis, design, development, implementation and evaluation of instruction (often referred to as the ADDIE framework). This course will consider these issues at both the curriculum (macro) and lesson (micro) level.

Credit Hours: 4

EME 602 Theories of Learning and Cognition for Instruction

The course is designed to provide you with the distinctions and concepts necessary to apply various theories of learning, cognition and instruction to traditional and distance learning settings. These theories are tools that educators, administrators, instructors, counselors, parents and many others can use to make their endeavors more productive and useful. This course will introduce and illustrate the proper use of these tools in providing insights into defining and solving problems. The emphasis will always be on the use of these theories to solve realistic and relevant problems drawn from your own personal experience or from cases we will study.

Credit Hours: 4

EME 603 Inquiry and Measurement

This is a foundational course that addresses inquiry and measurement concepts at a level appropriate for master’s degree students. Through this course students will learn concepts and acquire skills that will help them make data-based decisions related to learning and human performance.

Credit Hours: 4

EME 605 Introduction to Distance Learning

This course examines the uses of distance learning in education and training environments as distance systems are increasingly used for teaching and learning. Distance education will be investigated as an instructional method in terms of delivery, development and implementation. Students will design a distributed learning system that uses emerging technologies that support distance delivery.

Credit Hours: 4

EME 606 Design of Online Collaborative Learning

In this course students will learn, explore, and apply some of the latest web technologies, research findings, principles, and instructional design techniques to design and develop collaborative learning activities and assignments in on-line environments.

Credit Hours: 4

EME 607 Introduction to Instructional Games and Simulations

This course addresses instructional games and simulation concepts at a level appropriate for master’s students. This course offers theoretical concepts and an introduction to the design, production, utilization, and evaluation of educational games and simulations. Students will design an educational game and/or an educational simulation related to learning and human performance.
Credit Hours: 4

EME 610 Trends and Issues in Instructional Design and Technology

This course is designed for students who intend to become professionals in the field of instructional design and technology. Professionals in any field should be able to do more than just perform the skills associated with it; they should also know something about the field’s history, its current status and the trends and issues likely to impact it. The purpose of this course is to help you become conversant in these areas. This course may be offered face-to-face or in hybrid mode.

Credit Hours: 4

EME 611 Principles of Learner Motivation

This course focuses on theories and concepts of human motivation. Students explore what motivates students to learn, and examine strategies, techniques and interventions that promote and sustain learner motivation. This course may be offered face-to-face or in hybrid mode.

Credit Hours: 4

EME 612 Media for Instruction

This course covers different forms of media used for instruction, about how they can be produced and disseminated, and about the technologies that help and hinder the process of understanding. This course will explore how media, text, and technology intersect and will benefit students who anticipate authoring or sharing instructional media and texts as well as those who anticipate using or managing materials authored by others in an instructional context. We will focus on issues related to the open learning movement, through which technology is used to make instructional media and texts available to a wide audience. This course is delivered in hybrid mode.

Credit Hours: 4

EME 613 Open Learning Environments in the 21st Century

The field of educational technology has been heavily impacted by this new reality; the promise of open source and the reverberations of open content have forced colleges and universities to reconsider the ways in which they invest in technology for education. Whereas openness is a new business model, bringing with it new fears and new opportunities, it is also a chance for faculty to take their work to a new audience. Open education allow for innovation in how educators prepare to teach, how learners negotiate knowledge from the information they are encountering, and how courses can have an impact on the broader field of study. To break open the practice of open education and what it means moving into the 21st century, concepts of Openness as Transparent Practice, Open Curricula, Open Learners and Open Accreditation shall be deconstructed.

Credit Hours: 3

EME 620 Introduction to Systematic Instructional Design

The purpose of this course is to enable students to employ systematic instructional design procedures. As a result, students who successfully complete this course should be able to design a unit of instruction by using systematic instructional design procedures. The focus of this course is the application of instructional design principles to create instructional content that can be delivered to a target group of learners.

Credit Hours: 4

EME 630 Development of Multimedia Instruction

Development of Multimedia Instruction is a course for students who are already familiar with basic instructional systems design principles and who are prepared to practice them in a Web-based environment. The course focuses on the design, development, implementation/distribution and assessment of multimedia-based learning experiences.

Credit Hours: 4

EME 640 Introduction to Program Evaluation

This course introduces the conceptual issues and practical guidelines for conducting a program evaluation. This course will define and discuss the concepts and explore the theoretical basis of the diverse models and alternative approaches to program evaluation.

Credit Hours: 4

EME 641 Management of Instructional Development

This course is designed to help students understand and comprehend project management principles, while engaging in the practice of project management. In this course students will be provided the appropriate scaffolding and instruction in order to gain the basic skills necessary to successfully lead a project team.

Credit Hours: 4

EME 642 Management of Change

This course is designed for students to be able to introduce an instructional or non-instructional change initiative in an organizational environment and plan implementing that change and monitoring its progress based on their understanding of the systemic functions of the organization. These activities will take place in the context of human performance technology and with the purpose of improving organizational performance based on a systemic analysis of the organization. This course may be delivered in hybrid or online mode.

Credit Hours: 4

EME 644 Performance Systems Analysis

This course is designed to provide the foundational information and activities to develop the skills necessary to be successful in completing performance systems analysis in a variety of settings. While the class will focus on a narrow domain, the skills learned in the course can be applied in a variety of domains.

Credit Hours: 4

EME 650 Field Internship in Instructional Design and Technology

This field internship is designed to provide on-the-job experience in developing instructional design and technology competencies. Students will apply the skills and knowledge learned during their instructional design and technology program to a real-world workplace.

Credit Hours: 0

EME 660 Seminar in Instructional Design

Discuss advanced topics in instructional design (ID), such as new ID models and innovative approaches to ID research. Invited specialists present lectures and lead discussions on current topics and projects. The student will discuss and contribute to each of these topics.

Credit Hours: 2

EME 661 Advanced Seminar in Instructional Design

Discuss advanced topics in instructional design (ID), such as new ID models and innovative approaches to ID research. Invited specialists present lectures and lead discussion on current topics and projects. The students will discuss and contribute to each of these topics. Additionally, this course will cover ethics, contract negotiations, professional development, networking, stakeholder interactions, interviewing skills, instructional development and advanced presentation skills. This course will require the completion of a field internship and/or an advanced instructional design project for a field-based stakeholder as well as a comprehensive exam (professional portfolio).

Credit Hours: 2