Learning Technologies

LTEC 6301 (3-3-0) Foundations of Learning Technology

Designed to provide a foundational knowledge in the field of learning technology, this course covers an array of topics related to technology and education. The course surveys the learning technology field, examining its current state and significance. Theoretical perspectives of how people learn are discussed to support the applicability of current and emerging technologies, and multiple learning technology frameworks are introduced in the context of the human learning process. Students are exposed to the various elements of learning technology and equipped to analyze, apply, and lead the integration of technology through the principles of computational and design thinking. The course addresses both various learning environments (traditional, hybrid, & online) and diverse educational settings (K12, higher ed, and business industries).  

Requisites: None.

Offered:  Fall, Spring, Summer, Online.

LTEC 6302 (3-3-0) Pedagogy in the Digital Age

The digitization of all human knowledge and communication, referred to as the Digital Age, has brought the Industrial Age to an end and changed every aspect of society. This course examines how the digital age culture has impacted and continues to impact and change education. The course covers various types of digital learning environments and the pedagogical frameworks behind them. Practical guides to effective teaching and learning with technology are provided. The emerging and challenging issues of digital age education, such as learner variability, universal design, and culturally responsive teaching, are addressed.  

Requisites: None.

Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.

LTEC 6303 (3-3-0) Technology Tools for Learning

This course examines current and emerging trends in learning technologies. Students will research and evaluate their usability in various learning environments and educational settings. Tools such as mobile devices, social media platforms, and the use of videos and streaming media in education are addressed. Furthermore, students will gain an understanding of digital citizenship, school policies, and ethical practices associated with the usage of these tools.  

Requisites: None.

Offered:  Fall, Spring, Summer.

LTEC 6304 (3-3-0) Foundations of Instructional Design

This course provides a systematic approach to designing instruction using learning technologies. The course includes theoretical framework associated with the design and development of instructional materials for various learning environments (i.e., traditional, hybrid, online, synchronous, asynchronous) and educational contexts (i.e., K12, higher education, or corporate training). Instructional design is a creative process in which students will use the fundamental knowledge of the learning theories and technology frameworks to construct a meaningful learning experience. The course equips students with computational and design thinking processes so that students can examine, evaluate, and find solutions to issues and challenges of instructional design.

Requisites: None.

Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.