IDT B.S. Course Descriptions  

200 Introduction to Instructional Technology. (3)
Introductory survey of the literature and structure of instructional technology. The course stresses the advantages, limitations, issues, and utilizations of technologies as applied to education and training.

205 Computing for Instructional Trainers. (3)
Introduces a variety of computer software applications used by instructional technologists in the field. Also, includes principles of visual literacy for electronic application and the selection and trouble-shooting of computer hardware.

221 Introduction to Authoring Instructional Materials. (3)
Introductory experiences in authoring microcomputer-based instructional materials. Includes basic design and development guidelines as well as an introduction to a representative courseware authoring system.

230 Introduction to Interactive Applications. (3)
Introduces a variety of presentation graphics software. Includes basic design of computer-generated transparencies, slides, and presentations for use in instructional or training settings.

235 Instructional Materials Development. (3)
Introductory experiences and studies in creating and presenting print-based instructional materials for training and development purposes. Includes basic analysis, design, content writing, and development guidelines. Provides an introduction to representative print-based instructional development software and face-to-face instruction.

240 Photography I. (3)
Introductory experiences in producing black and white photographs as well as color slides. Emphasizes the practical application of photographs as a communication medium.

250 Introduction to Web-Based Instruction. (3)
Introductory experiences in creating and publishing web-based instructional materials. Emphasizes the use of markup languages as well as editing software. Also includes basic principles of user-centered design and website maintenance.

310 Principles of Instructional Design. (3)
Course includes the study of the knowledge and skills required to perform the primary steps in the instructional design process: analysis, design, development, implementation, and evaluation. Writing Instruction in the Discipline (WID) course.
Prerequisites: IDT 200, 205, and Eng 280.

330 Instructional Project Management. (3)
Techniques used by training specialists and instructional message designers are integrated into hands-on experience for developing and producing instructional modules for business and industry. Writing Instruction in the Discipline (WID) course.
Prerequisite: IDT 310.

340 Advanced Photography. (3)
Advanced camera handling and darkroom techniques. Students will use a variety of films and photographic techniques leading to the production of a portfolio of photographs ready for presentation or display.
Prerequisite: IDT 240.

345 Electronic Imagery. (3)
A survey course of electronic imagery including digital still imaging, 3D modeling, and virtual reality (VR) movies as used in electronic media and photographic applications.
Prerequisite: IDT 205.

351 Intermediate Web-Based Instruction. (3)
Development of functional skills in creating and publishing web-based instructional products. Emphasizes the utilization of content editors, DHTML, and streaming technologies for online instruction.
Prerequisite: IDT 250 or permission of the instructor.

355 Instructional Simulation and Gaming (3)
Uses of educational games and simulations in interactive computer-based multimedia. Students will design and construct computer models to use in drill and practice and exploration, and complete severak projects using a representative authoring environment.
Prerequisite: IDT 230 or permission of instructor. 

360 Instructional Video. (3)
Introduction to instructional video production techniques including camera handling, digital editing, and special effects used in video production for multimedia.

390 Telecommunications and Interactive Distance Learning. (3)
Study of interactive television and computer technologies for distance learning. Emphasis is placed on the evaluation of existing distance learning delivery systems and products, the design and development of exemplary programs for ITV, and Web-based delivery.
Prerequisite: IDT 310.

406 Advanced Topics in Photography. (3)
Advanced camera and darkroom controls for processing and printing both black and white and color.
Prerequisite: IDT 240.

408 Large Format Photography. (3)
Introduction to the large format view camera and its controls. Studio, available, and location lighting will be used with a variety of different subjects and props in both black and white and color.
Prerequisite: IDT 240.

433 Instructional Three-Dimensional Modeling and Animation. (3)
Instructional uses of three-dimensional modeling and animation are explored including basic modeling tools, virtual camera controls, materials, video production, and lighting.
Prerequisites: IDT 205 or equivalent.

440  Developing Computer-Based Instruction. (3)
Study of the design and development of multimedia products and the effective integration of interactive multimedia into training environments. Using knowledge of instructional design, students will develop a mini-instructional system.
Prerequisite: IDT 310 or permission of instructor.

445 Advanced Interactive Multimedia. (3)
Advanced study of the design and development of interactive multimedia instruction. Emphasis on instructional design, advanced multimedia delivery techniques, and techniques for the development of non-linear computer-based training modules that incorporate sound, video, graphic and photographic images, animation, and text.
Prerequisites: IDT 221 or permission of instructor.

451 Implementing and Facilitating Instruction. (3)
Study of the development of integrated instructional systems for performance improvement in training settings. Emphasis is on the collaborative and project-based design, development, implementation, and evaluation of instructional and non-instructional solutions, including techniques for facilitating face-to-face training.
Prerequisite: IDT 235 or permission of instructor.

460 Instructional Virtual Reality Design. (3)
Focuses on the integration of virtual reality technologies for instruction and training. Provides opportunities to develop instructional/training virtual environments utilizing virtual reality authoring systems.
Prerequisite: IDT 355 or permission of instructor.

480 Advanced Web-Based Instruction. (3)
Emphasizes the potential of Internet technology to foster interactivity in design of performance solutions. Students move beyond static Web page creation to advanced incorporation of resources in support of highly interactive forms, database creation and management, and client/server integration.
Prerequisite: IDT 250 or permission of instructor.

489 Independent Study. (1–4, repeatable to 6)
Independent study for advanced students who desire to research a topic in instructional design and technology.
Prerequisite: 15 s.h. in IDT coursework. Special permission required.

496 Senior Portfolio and Resume Preparation. (1)
IDT majors develop a capstone portfolio with resume, class annotations, projects, project annotations, and reflection paper. The projects can include professional work from IDT classes and internship. Career options and job interview techniques will be explored.
Prerequisites: IDT major and senior standing. Graded S/U only.

497 Senior Portfolio Exam. (0)
IDT majors will complete a portfolio which may include refined projects from IDT classes and internship, documentation, a reflection paper, and a current resume.
Prerequisite: IDT senior. Graded S/U only.

499 Instructional Technology Internship. (6-12)
The internship provides qualified students with a supervised, practical work experience in instructional technology, training, distance learning, multimedia or video production, telecommunications, or other appropriate area. Only 6 s.h. may apply toward major.
Prerequisites: completion of the IDT core with a 3.00 grade point average, at least one 489 project, and attendance at the Internship Orientation. Graded S/U only. Special permission required.


Professional Education

278 Assistive Technology for Students with Special Needs. (1)
Explores the research on using assistive technology devices with children with special needs, offers pre-service teachers the opportunity to develop the technological skills needed to work with children included in the regular classrooms who are required to use these technologies. Provides hands-on experience using these devices.
Open only to students in the Teacher Education Program.
Prerequisites: IDT 285 and permission of adviser.

285 Technology Integration Standards for Pre-Service Teachers. (3)
Introduces pre-service teachers to fundamental concepts, skills, and attitudes for applying technology in educational settings, as defined by ISTE National Technology Standards for Teachers and ISBE Technology Standards for All Illinois Teachers.
Open only to students in the Teacher Education Program.
Prerequisites: successful completion of the Technology Competency Assessment (TCA), CS 111, or permission of instructor.