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The Master of Liberal Studies degree concentration in Instructional Technology prepares graduates to assume roles of leadership in instructional technology settings in schools, business, and industry. Graduates will apply acquired technical skills, research, and knowledge about equipment, software, current issues, trends, theories, and principles of instructional design to the successful development, implementation, and integration of hypermedia, hypertext, and multimedia in instructional settings. The culminating graduate student project will provide evidence of the student’s expertise in instructional technology through a multimedia presentation on research related to an instructional technology topic. The presentation will include evidence of the student’s expertise in utilization of presentation software and equipment, application of multimedia equipment and software, audio and digital video formats, and web page and web site design and development. Students completing their MLS program with this concentration will have the following notation on their transcripts: "Liberal Studies (Instructional Sciences)"
FHSU also offers a Masters of Instructional Technology (MIT) that is available through distance education. If you have any interest in the MIT program, please check out the MIT Website.
All classes must be taken for a grade; no class where a student receives "Pass" or "Satisfactory" will be accepted in the program. Students interested in completing the Master of Liberal Studies with a concentration in education must take all the core classes, which are:
Courses leading to the concentration are: Theories of Learning (EAC 845), Instructional Technology Theories and Practice (TECS 805), Hypermedia/Hypertext Applications (TECS 625), Multimedia Applications (TECS 615), Utilization of Technology in the Classroom (TECS 800), Practicum (885),, and Research in Instructional Technology (TECS 890)
SPED 800 Cultural Diversity (3)
This course is intended to assist the classroom teacher to develop appropriate teaching strategiesby alerting the teacher to needs of major cultures represented in school classrooms. The course willaddress: conflicts between traditional American culture and major diverse cultures, specific teaching approaches/strategies, and techniques for fostering growth of healthy self-concepts of culturally diverse students.
TECS 805 Instructional Technology Theory and Practice (3)
Students will review and discuss literature and research conclusions about Instructional Technology theory and develop a repertoire of effective practice techniques and strategies that have reliable evidence of substantial success in instructional settings.
TECS 822 Hypermedia/Hypertext Applications (3)
Students will learn about the historical vision behind the concept of hypermedia that emerged into the World Wide Web, learn instructional design principles, and learn to use hypermedia software for a variety of instructional purposes, focusing on the design and delivery of web pages and web sites.
TECS 812 Multimedia Applications (3)
Students will learn about the historical vision behind the concept of multimedia, learn relevant instructional design principles, and learn to use software and equipment to use in multimedia presentations for a variety of instructional purposes, focusing on digital image, audio and video development and editing.
TECS 800 Utilization of Instructional Technology in the Classroom (3)
Students will learn a variety of ways to utilize technology in early childhood through adult classrooms. Course topics related to utilization of instructional technology include assessment, online and distant learning, spreadsheets, databases, CD-ROMs, desktop publishing, multiculturalism, diversity, disabilities, ethics and copyright, effective presentation models, integrated learning software, individualized and group learning, and problem-based learning.
TECS 885 Practicum in Instructional Technology (3)
Definite structured daily activities in the areas of construction, manufacturing, visual communications, materials, and processes, power and energy. Requisites: PR, PERM. You will enroll in this class during your last year of study; you will enroll in your area of specialization.
TECS 890 Research in Instructional Technology (3) Culminating Experience
The Research in Instructional Technology course is the “capstone” course for the concentration in Instructional Technology. The culminating graduate student project will provide evidence of the student’s expertise in instructional technology through a multimedia presentation on research related to an instructional technology topic. The presentation will include evidence of the student’s expertise in utilization of presentation software and equipment, application of multimedia equipment and software, audio and digital video formats, and web page and web site design and development. The presentation will be reviewed by the Graduate Committee.
For more information on the Master of Liberal Studies degree with a concentration in Instructional Technology contact Dr. Robert Moody at 785-628-4545. Once you have been admitted to this concentration, please follow the MLS Checklist and carefully read The MLS Student Handbook.
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