Design online courses that really reach today’s kids, combining the latest technology with a specific understanding of the many learning styles of K-12 students.
If you’re an educator or instructional designer, or a learning technology or library media specialist, with passion for K-12 education, this program is designed especially for you. Most other graduate programs that teach technology and instructional design principles for online learning are geared towards adult learners. This program focuses on the needs of young learners.
You’ll learn principles of curriculum development and instructional design, how to use a variety of the latest authoring tools, and how to create learning opportunities that meet the needs of K-12 students today.
This program consists of four graduate online K-12 instructional technology and instructional design courses for a total of 12 credit hours.
This course introduces students to a variety of online educational learning methods and instructional models. In conjunction with the models, students will learn about the methodology of K-12 e-learning and how to construct the total educational package, from objective to outcome, resulting in the design of a research-based instructional model.
In this course, students will investigate the learning styles and expectations of today's K-12 students and learn how to construct online learning opportunities for K-12 students using effective design principles. Students will finish this course with a firm understanding of what effective e-learn- ing looks like in various K-12 online environments and how to design a course around it.
This course focuses on finding and using the most engaging technologies that support and enhance learning. Students will learn how to use and incorporate tools and applications into instruction and design to enhance the learning and feedback experience.
Students in this course will learn how to effectively train other educators to teach courses that are already designed and design their own courses in order to improve student engagement, and effectively assess student learning.
You have two options for completing your online K-12 educational technology and instructional design program:
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