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Instructional Design and Development, M.Ed.

Spring 2008 | Summer 2008 | Fall 2008 | Spring 2009 | Summer 2009 | Fall 2009 | Spring 2010

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Completed Coursework

Spring 2008
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EDIT 526: Web Accessibility and Design

(3 Credits)
This course evelops understanding of principles of universal web design. Students apply this understanding by designing and developing accessible web site using web authoring tools.

A website created using Adobe Dreamweaver CS3.

An evaluation of accessibility of ESPN's website.

EDIT 705: Instructional Design

(3 Credits)
This course helps students analyze, apply, and evaluate principles of instructional design to develop education and training materials spanning a wide range of knowledge domains and instructional technologies. Focuses on variety of instructional design models, with emphasis on recent contributions from cognitive science and related fields.

A design brief that illustrates the evidence gathered using the ADDIE process to create instruction for Virginia Standards of Learning test preparation.

A prototype of the instruction created from the evidence gathered using the ADDIE process.

Summer 2008
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EDIT 571: Adobe Photoshop CS3 for Instructional Designers

(2 Credits)
This course provides an overview of the Adobe Photoshop CS3 software through the dissemination of weekly lecture notes and hands-on exercises. The course includes a review of the Photoshop interface, features, tools, and file management. Furthermore, the course teaches some of the basics of good graphic design with particular attention paid to graphic design for instructional systems.

An assessment of websites that follow (or fail to follow) principals of design of graphical user interfaces.

Posters created using Adobe Photoshop CS3 for exhibits at the Smithsonian Museums.

EDIT 772: Web-Based Instructional Tools

(2 Credits)
EDIT 772 begins with an overview of concepts and strategies used in the design of online and instruction, followed by an indepth overview of the tools that make up the Blackboard CE6 course management system (CMS). Students will use Blackboard
along with the concepts and strategies learned to develop an online and/or blended course pertaining to student selected topics.

A course created in Blackboard CE6. The course is intended to be used in addition to classroom activities in a K-12 environment.

Fall 2008
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EDIT 573: Project Management: Processes and Tools

(2 Credits)
In EDIT 573 students will learn the basics of project management as applied to instructional design projects. The course will also explore common project management tools used to plan, manage and control large-scale multimedia/hypermedia projects.

A Scope and Definition document and presentation that explain the Project Management processes my group used to create test preparation for the Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology. Thanks to Ben Yzaguirre and Cindy Philpot for their hard work in completing this project.

EDIT 611: Innovations in Distance Learning

(3 Credits)
Students will explore the latest innovations in e-learning technologies and environments as well as the theoretical issues central to e-learning.

An evaluation of three different e-learning courses available through open courseware.

A prototype of an Informal Learning Environment (ILE) created for novice soccer coaches. Thanks to Christine Chambers for her hard work in completing these assignments.

The presentation explaining the design of the ILE prototype Soccer By Design.

An analysis of the multi-user virtual environment (MUVE) Whyville.

Spring 2009
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EDIT 590: Educational Technology in Research

(3 Credits)
This introductory course provides learning activities situated in the authentic practices of scientific research, which includes research design (problem definition, literature review, conceptual framework, and method) and the production of an authentic artifact, the research proposal.

A research proposal that examines parents' perception of online classes in the K-12 environment.

EDIT 704: Instructional Technology Foundations and Theories of Learning

(3 Credits)
This course reviews the practical and pedagogical issues related to the design and development of technological instruction. It emphasizes investigating instructional design as a field and community of practice, as well as reviewing core learning theory constructs applicable to the design of instructional technology.

Instructor Guides using two different instructional models:
(1) Behavior Modeling

(2) ARCS Model

A research paper that applies Bernard Weiner's Attribution Theory of Motivation to an educational context.

Summer 2009
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EDIT 601: Instructional Design and Development Portfolio

(1 Credit)
This course enables students to create and publish an electronic portfolio (e-portfolio) that demonstrates effective and meaningful integration and syntheses of Instructional Design and Development (IDD) concepts, principles, and competencies learned across coursework at mid program point.

An electronic portfolio (this website) that documents my journey through the IDD Master's Program at GMU.

EDIT 732: Advanced Instructional Design: Constructive Methods

(3 Credits)
This course provides students with the knowledge and skills for designing highly contextualized and engaging learning environments based on the principles of constructivism, situated cognition, open-ended learning, and learner-centered instruction.

A presentation comparing and contrasting examples of the objectivist learning environment Brainpop and constructivist learning environment YourTake.org. Thanks to Andrew Muccio and Verlinda Dority for their hard work in completing this assignment.

A prototype of a constructivist, case-based learning environment designed for middle school aged students.

Fall 2009
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EDIT 730: Analysis and Design of Multimedia / Hypermedia Environments

(3 Credits)
This course enables design, implementation, and evaluation of technology-based education and training materials using advanced computer-based authoring tools.

A prototype and corresponding documentation of a mobile learning application designed for the Android Operating System. Thanks to Edith Kuklish, Jeff Seeley, Judith Stevenson, and Shannon Strassner for their hard work in completing these assignments.

Spring 2010
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EDIT 752: Design and Production of Multimedia and Hypermedia Learning Environments

(3 Credits)
Students design and produce multimedia/hypermedia applications based on current theory and research in instructional design and cognitive science. Examines user needs, information models, structure, and media selection and uses to inform design and production of final project.

An updated prototype of the mobile learning application created in EDIT 730 and corresponding user research documentation. Thanks to Jesse Highsmith, Edith Kuklish, Jeff Seeley, Judith Stevenson, and Shannon Strassner for their hard work in completing these assignments.

EDIT 701: Advanced Instructional Design and Development Portfolio

(1 Credit)
This course enables students to create and publish electronic portfolio that demonstrates effective and meaningful integration and syntheses of instructional design and development concepts, principles, and competencies learned across program courses at end degree program point.

An electronic portfolio (this website) that documents my journey through the IDD Master's Program at GMU.

 

eLearning Graduate Certificate

Completed December 2008

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