Advanced Design Seminar
MA.LET course (graduate level).
In this final core course students will continue to deepen their knowledge of theories and practices pertaining to instructional design and emerging technologies. Students will create a body of work that reflects the ability to integrate theory and skills of design and development, learning principles, and
assessment methods. This knowledge and skill will be demonstrated in the creation of a comprehensive multimedia project for their ePortfolio or their professional work environment. This project should demonstrate the student’s growth as a specialist in emerging technologies as well as incorporate their own past skills, knowledge, and/or interests on their chosen topic. Personal reflection will be used to self-evaluate one’s own evidence of learning and to make deeper connections between the concepts learned in the other courses.
The goal of this course is for students to incorporate knowledge of instructional methods, learning theories and evaluation techniques with principles of instructional design and multimedia development to create a web-based or instructional design project. Students might choose to explore topics such as: How to apply learning theories to instructional design and assessment models; How to experiment with new technology tools to address a context-specific problem; How to implement, manage and evaluate a design project; how to analyze the effectiveness of a project designed using a particular model but used in different educational settings.