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Information and Instructional Design (IID) Courses

IID 6001 Foundations of Instructional Technology

3 credits

Prerequisite: successful completion of IID program core courses

Course provides students a detailed introduction to and overview of the field of instructional design-technology. Emphasis on historical origins and principles, seminal literature, important theorists, current and best practices, emerging technologies, and future directions. Provides students with the "big picture" of instructional technology and gives them a context for future courses.


IID 6010 Technology Applications in Teaching and Learning

3 credits

Prerequisite: successful completion of IID program core courses

Course provides a comprehensive overview of technology applied to teaching and learning needs, from historical origins to contemporary applications to emerging technologies. Emphasis on theory and literature underlying judicious technology integration, myths and realities, challenges and affordances.


IID 6020 Corporate Applications of Instructional Technology

3 credits

Prerequisite: successful completion of IID program core courses

Limited to IID majors only.

Course provides opportunities to directly explore exemplary education, training, and performance support centers in the Metro Atlanta corporate sector. Special attention to emerging technologies and challenges to quality and success. Extensive literature review and reflective field experience reports provide opportunities to examine the opportunities, and latest tools, technologies, and solutions.


IID 6045 Foundations of Multimedia

3 credits

Prerequisite: successful completion of IID program core courses

Cross-listed as IDC 6145

A study of the foundations of multimedia including theory, planning, scripting, storyboarding, and production. Students will submit research work on the theory of multimedia. This course is double-listed for both undergraduate and graduate students. Graduate students will be required to complete additional work that emphasizes theory and research over application. Thus they must demonstrate a higher level of learning than undergraduates. MSIDC students who took TCOM 4045 Foundations of Multimedia as undergraduates may not count IDC 6045 for credit toward their graduate degree.


IID 6050 Applied Multimedia

3 credits

Prerequisite: successful completion of IID program core courses, and IID 6045

Study of specific applications of multimedia in technical and professional communication, education, marketing, and training, including authoring for Web pages. Projects emphasize hypermedia, hyperlinks, and interactive design for use in technical manuals, proposals, informational kiosks, marketing presentations, resumes, and electronic information systems.
Cross-listed as IDC 6050


IID 6140 Instructional Systems Design

3 credits

Prerequisite: successful completion of IID program core courses

Co- or Pre-Requisite: PSYC 6010 and PSYC 6011

Cross-listed as IDC 6140

Course introduces and applies the literature, tools, and techniques of systematic instructional design. Includes substantial online course elements. Students will study major models of instructional design and apply them to develop and refine a unit of instruction. The course addresses the literature and theory underlying formal instructional development ñ particularly cognitive psychologyóand provides practice in goal analysis, team instructional development, formative evaluation, and evaluation.


IID 6145 Performance Technology

3 credits

Prerequisite: successful completion of IID program core courses

Course introduces and applies the literature, tools, and techniques of performance technology. The performance technologist analyzes and solves human productivity and efficiency problems in the workplace. Students will examine major models of performance improvement, and adapt and apply them to simulated corporate productivity challenges, and to real opportunities in their own work experience. This highly participatory course is a natural complement to graduate courses in instructional design and instructional technology. Cross-listed as IDC 6145.


IID 6155 Online Instructional Development

3 credits

Prerequisite: successful completion of IID program core courses, and IID 6140

Course explores online instructional development and deployment in higher education and corporate arenas, addressing issues of pedagogy, current and emerging technologies, marketing, design, and evaluation. Students will create, deploy and evaluate online instructional modules in a variety of online technologies. Cross-listed as IDC 6155.


IID 7601-7603 Master's Internship

1 to 3 hours

Prerequisites: Completion of 27 hours of IID coursework or consent of the department chair, confirmation of approved internship.

Course provides student with hands-on experience in information and instructional design in a professional environment. Work should be typical of technical communicators and/or instructional developers. Work may be either an extended project or a variety of shorter assignments.

For more information on the Master's Internship, see the Student Internship Guide.


PSYC 6010 Educational PsychologyóThe Adult Learner

3 credits

Prerequisite: Undergraduate transcript must document introduction to Psychology, Educational Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, or course equivalent of one of these.

Limited to IID majors only.

Learners, learning, and teaching. Course explores current theory and information on the teaching and learning process for adult learners. The behavioral and cognitive views are presented and educational theory applied to instructional development is stressed.


PSYC 6011 Theories of Cognition

3 credits

Prerequisite: Undergraduate transcript must document introduction to Psychology, Educational Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, or course equivalent of one of these.

Limited to IID majors only.

Cognitive psychology as applied to education. Cognitive theories, models, and processes are applied to the teaching and learning of school skills and content areas. Processes such as attention, critical thinking, concept formation, language, memory, and problem solving are examined. Cognitive psychology principles are used to examine and refine instructional methods.

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