Post-Baccalaureate Certificate:
Instructional Design and

2007/2008 Graduate Catalog


Admission and Academic Requirements

Department Chairperson: Hoyet Hemphill
Graduate Committee Chairperson: Richard Thurman
Department Office: Horrabin Hall 47
Department Telephone: 309/298-1952
Department E-mail:
Location of Program Offering: Macomb and various locations via compressed video and

Program Description

The Department of Instructional Design and Technology offers certificate programs in a variety of areas. The certificate programs combine up-to-date knowledge with practical applications and individualized experiences. The aim of the certificate programs is to facilitate professional growth in technology and related abilities in problem-solving and systematic planning.

No transfer of credit is accepted into the certificate plan. Additionally, students must have access to the World Wide Web, including e-mail capability, fax facilities, and have advanced computer skills.

Courses taken while working on this certificate can be counted as elective hours toward a Master of Science Degree in Instructional Design and Technology. Students who wish to pursue this option while working on the certificate should state such intention in their program so they can receive proper advising.

Certificate Requirements

TOTAL: 15 s.h.

TOTAL: 15 s.h.

TOTAL: 15 s.h.

TOTAL: 15 s.h.

TOTAL: 15 s.h.

Course Descriptions

505 Foundations of Instructional Technology. (3) (On-line course only) Introductory survey of the field of Instructional Technology. Upon completion students will be able to: (1) communicate about the field’s terminology, history, accomplishment and issues; (2) describe the advantages, disadvantages, characteristics, and critical attributes of various instructional media; and (3) critically evaluate the foundations in instructional technology. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

510 Principles of Instructional Design. (3) (On-line course only) Develop knowledge and skills in systematic analysis of the teaching-learning process using an
instructional design approach. Study and application of instructional design theories and models. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

515 Telecommunications and Distance Learning. (3) (On-line course only)Examines a variety of telecommunications systems used for distance learning and the challenges surrounding their selection and application. Emphasis is on the effective design, development, and delivery of instructional strategies for distance learning environments. Prerequisite: IDT 510.

516 Internet Resources for Education and Training. (3) (On-line course only) Focuses on developing skills in utilizing electronic mail; and World Wide Web browsers to locate, download, and integrate Internet resources. Opportunities for students to develop Web pages and discuss issues and challenges surrounding the use of the Internet. Prerequisite: Working knowledge of computers.

529 Integration of Computer-Based Technology in Schools. (3) (On-line course only) Focus on the integration of technologies in the classroom. This course provides opportunities for direct application of knowledge and competencies acquired in prerequisite course work. Prerequisite: IDT 503 or equivalent skills.

530 Graphics Applications in Education and Training. (3) Survey of imaging-related applications such as image editing, 3D modeling, movie editing and special effects software.

534 Issues in Instructional Technology. (3) (On-line course only) Provides students with opportunities for further professional growth in instructional technology through exploring contemporary issues in K–12 school settings. Prerequisite: IDT 503 or permission of the instructor/department chair.

535 Photographic Applications in Education and Training. (3) Production techniques such as still camera handling, basic darkroom skills, and color slide presentations, and the use of photographic images in microcomputer-based multimedia will be explored. Lab fee required.

536 Video Production for Multimedia. (3) Emphasizes digital video production techniques such as video camera handling, lighting techniques, special effects, and desktop video editing for use in computerbased multimedia. Prerequisite: IDT 530.

538 Imaging Technology. (3) Study of imagery as a language of communication. Provides practical experiences in digital and electronic still images and nonverbal messages. Students will produce electronic images to be incorporated into educational products. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

540 Interactive Multimedia Development. (3) Basic principles of design and development of interactive instructional computer applications. Students will complete several projects utilizing a representative multimedia authoring tool and will create prototype instructional software. Prerequisites: IDT 510 and IDT 503 or permission of the instructor/department chair.

541 Advanced Interactive Multimedia. (3) Advanced skills in development of media, efficient software design, and application of instructional design principles to deliver computer-based multimedia. Students will perform a series of exercises and continue development of refined multimedia products. Prerequisite: IDT 540.

545 Instructional Web Development. (3) Development of web-based instruction and the application of current commercial products for webbased course delivery. Deals with HTML authoring and adapting graphics and movies for web-based delivery.
Prerequisite: IDT 515.

550 Advanced Instructional Design. (3) Design, develop, and evaluate an instructional system. Using the knowledge of instruction design, students will develop a
mini-instructional system. Prerequisite: IDT 510.

565 Management of Instructional Technology. (3) Emphasis is given to project management, assessment of instructional needs, coordinating instructional design and
production of instructional materials and projects, and identifying resource needs and allocation. Prerequisite: IDT 505.