LT 785 Research Methods in Educational Technology (3 cr.)

Designed to develop the skills of the practitioner to be a consumer of computer-based learning research.  This course covers basic and applied computer-based education research design and the interpretation statistics. DSU will teach this course. 

Final Project



LT 741 Introduction to Distance Education  (3 cr.)

This course is an analysis of the history, philosophy, design, and evolution of distance learning systems.  Distance learning is a worldwide concept and the course uses examples from many countries to emphasize institutional, program and course design methods and approaches.  The course assumes a system perspective in the analysis of distance education and the distance learner.  The various components of distance learning systems are introduced and overviewed including a) course development and design; b) course production; c) course delivery; d) learner support; e) evaluation of courses and the methods of cybernetic control of both student performance and instructional effectiveness; and f) research and evaluation of distance learning systems. DSU teaches this course.

Final Project


CET 720 Evaluating Technology Outcomes (3 cr.)

Focus on the processes and procedures for identifying the outcomes of technology use at the learner, program, and institutional levels.  A survey of strategies is also conducted for using technology in student assessment and for assessing learner outcome of technology integrated curricula.

Evaluation Form

Final Project



LT 731 Multimedia Production  (3 cr.)

Students learn principles of visual design, use of sound and color, and hands-on production of text and animated resources for use in educational and training materials for the development of interactive multimedia and hypermedia lessons and presentations. DSU and USD will both teach this course. Final Project


CET 751 Computer Hardware and Networking Essentials (3 cr.)

A study of computer hardware and networks used in the educational setting.  Topics include hardware maintenance and upgrade, network wiring, topologies, planning, installation, and maintenance of computer networks.



LT 712 Principles of Learning for Instructional Technology  (3 cr.)

This course will review theories of learning as they relate to on-line and technology supported learning.  Principal theories of learning with a foundation in instructional design, such as behavioral learning, cognitive information processing theory, and constructivist learning will focus class activities and discussion.  Also studied are the factors affecting human learning, including implications for the design and management of instruction. USD will teach this course.

Final Project




LT 716 Systematic Design of Instruction  (3 cr.)

Students will learn concepts and tools for applying systems theory to instructional design, including needs, instructional, learner, and context analyses, objectives, assessment, strategy, development, and evaluation.  Addresses client learning needs in various organizational settings:  business, industry, government, health care, education, and not-for-profit. USD will teach this course. Final Project



CET 765 Leadership in Technological Change (2 cr.)

The course is designed to develop an understanding of how to create and support technological change through a systems approach.  Topics include sources of resistance to change, tools for planning, decision-making and change, creating and supporting a culture for learning and change, and managing and institutionalizing change systems. Final Project



CET 747 ( 3 cr.)

A study of the processes and procedures for using Web-based and distance education technologies to support learning. The course includes a survey of instructional strategies on these platforms best addressing unique learning styles. The focus will be on applying the technology in ways that facilitate learner collaboration, distributed learning and an engaging learning environment.  

Final Project



CET 750 ( 3 cr.)

Developing computer-based educational software using hypermedia, authoring languages, telecommunications, and programming languages based on current educational research.  Prerequisites:  LT 711, LT 716,and CET 756


Final Project


CET 756 (2 cr.)

Computer programming to promote human/computer interaction, especially as it applies to students and education. Emphasis on applying fundamental programming concepts and proper programming techniques as used in instructional software development. 


Final Project


CET 758 (2 cr.)

This course covers advanced Web programming using server-scripting languages such as JavaServer Pages and Active Server Pages. The course will help learners further understand data types and structures in computer programming, and get trained in intermediate to advanced algorithms. The course will further develop learners' problem-solving skills in terms of task analysis, procedural thinking, trouble-shooting, and project management. Course projects will require learners to apply the computer programming strategies and techniques covered in the course to interactive, event-driven, and database-supported Web development


Final Project