IDT 489 Independent Study

An independent study is for advanced students who are researching a topic in instructional design and technology.


You need to have completed a minimum of 15 semester hours in IDT courses before you apply for IDT 489.


You need to have an IDT faculty mentor to oversee your independent study. The mentor may also be the IDT Department Chair. It is your responsibility to talk to an IDT faculty member to see if he/she is available to mentor your study. Once you have decided on a topic and arranged for a faculty member mentor, you will need to fill out and submit the IDT 489 Request to Register Form for signatures and approval prior to registering.

Examples of Past Independent Study Topics

Past students have chosen to explore projects such as multimedia projects, action script creation, training videos, interactive websites, specialized IDT-related research topics, and advanced studies in software application for instructional purposes.