Master, Instruction Sci & Tech courses

IST 401: Tech Skills Development

This is a recommended lab course for the students who are enrolled in the MIST program. It emphasizes on technology skill development on multimedia design and evaluation tools.

Units: 1 — 4

IST 411: Writing Skills Development

This is a recommended lab course for the students who are enrolled in the MIST program. It focuses on writing skill development and writing in appropriate style.

Units: 1 — 4

IST 495: Special Topic

Studies a particular topic in IST. May be repeated for credit when topics vary.

Units: 2 — 6

IST 497: Independent Study

Student and faculty member select topic of study and number of credits.

Units: 1 — 4

IST 501: Technology Workshop

Technology Workshop: Provides individualized workshops and tutoring to incoming graduate students in preparation for technology intensive graduate studies. Covering information, technology and communication tools such as learning management systems, information search engines, online storages, basic media design, basic web design and presentation tools. Designed to be taken with or before other graduate level courses.

Units: 1 — 4

IST 511: Writing Workshop

Writing Workshop: Provides individualized workshops and tutoring to incoming graduate students in preparation for writing intensive graduate studies. Covering writing strategies, academic writing skills, APA style and technologies used in writing. Designed to be taken with, or before, other graduate level courses.

Units: 1 — 4

IST 520: Theories of Learning and Instruction

Learning Theories: Introduce learning theory as the foundation for the design and implementation of instruction and training. Students learn to evaluate and select appropriate applied learning theories, apply behavioral, cognitive and constructivist learning theories. Discuss how to select appropriate pedagogy according to a specific delivery model and learner. Explore cultural sensitivities in teaching and learning in a highly connected world.

Units: 4 — 4

IST 522: Instructional Design

Instructional Design: Investigate, and apply instructional design models. Students engage in front-end analysis in order to identify and define an existing problem in an instructional or training environment resulting in an instructional design document. Involves problem identification and definition, content organization and development, implementation strategy and evaluation framework.

Units: 4 — 4

IST 524: Instructional Technology

Provides an introduction to the field and profession of Instructional Science Technology. This course provides students a sense of history, current issues, future trends, and an overview of core models and theories, and how the components of the field fit together.

Units: 4 — 4

IST 526: Interactive Multimedia Instruc

Interactive Multimedia for Instruction : Study professional tools for media creation and select and use appropriate media tools to develop multimedia learning solutions to an instructional problem. Students build a multimedia prototype and conduct an evaluation to assess quality and usability of their project and make further revisions. (Prereq: IST 522: Instructional Design (4 units) and IST 524: Instructional Technology (4 units))

Units: 4 — 4

IST 530: Intro to Project Management

Intro to Project Management: Covers fundamental project frameworks such as scope, time, cost, quality, human resources, communications, risk, and procurement. Discusses management skills required to lead a team to successful completion of projects. Students will select and apply project management processes throughout the project life cycle to deliver successful projects, particularly: strategic alignment, project appraisal and planning, human resource management, budgeting and control, quality and risk management, contract management and the management of change. Level: Graduate (Elective)

Units: 2 — 2

IST 531: MultimediaTools I: Audio and Video

MultimediaTools I: Audio&Video Production: Is intended for students who want to acquire the skills and expertise necessary to produce informational audio and videos intended for interactive multimedia projects. The emphasis will be to create media that one can incorporate into classroom and corporate training environments. Level: Graduate (Elective)

Units: 2 — 2

IST 541: Multimedia Tools II: Interactive Media

Teaches the theory and practice of interactive media through the use of new technologies. Students will gain an understanding of the production process by completing short exercises culminating in a final project.

Units: 2 — 2

IST 550: Change Management

Study how change occurs in people and organizations. As interventions take place, individuals, teams, and their organizations develop the potential to apply new knowledge and practices to improve performance. The actual application of new knowledge and performance improvement requires that change occur. Often, change is resisted. Professionals can enhance knowledge application and performance if they develop strategies to reduce resistance to change.

Units: 2 — 2

IST 595: Special Topics

Special Topics: Specialized study of a particular topic within the School of Information Technology and Communications Design. May be repeated for additional credit when topics vary and as subjects permit. Level: Graduate (Elective)

Units: 1 — 6

IST 597: Independent Study

Student and faculty member select topic of study and number of credits.

Units: 1 — 4

IST 622: Assessment & Evaluation

Introduce the theoretical framework of assessment as it applies to learner performance, effectiveness of curriculum design, and effectiveness of instructional delivery. Explore and develop real-world methods of assessment through the use of psychometric techniques. Students develop techniques for judging the performance of instructional delivery and conduct appropriate usability, reliability, and efficiency tests of instructional and learning management systems. (Prereq: IST 524: Instructional Technology (4 units))

Units: 4 — 4

IST 624: Research Design & Methods

Survey, analyze and apply qualitative and quantitative research methods; study the difference between them. Learn to read, analyze and critic research papers; select appropriate techniques to design research in an educational and training context. Level: Graduate (Elective)

Units: 4 — 4

IST 626: Advanced Instructional Design

Advanced Instructional Design: Students work on authentic instructional design projects individually or in small groups. Students engage in real world projects and integrate knowledge and skills from previous courses, including instructional design process, principles, multimedia for instruction, learning theories, and assessment and evaluation. Adding a real world design experience means dealing with and balancing numerous additional variables, including project management, effective communication with clients, time management, application of professional knowledge and skills, and producing professional level products. Students are equally responsible for technology use, design decisions, client requirements, and are also required to produce original work for all aspects of each project. (Prereq: IST 522: Instructional Design (4 units) and IST 526: Interactive Multimedia Instruc (4 units))

Units: 4 — 4

IST 630: Project Mgmt Practicum

Project Management Practicum: Provides hands-on practice with industry-level PM software and covers several case studies. Students take a real world project and apply the knowledge and skills as the project manager of the project. Level: Graduate (Elective)

Units: 2 — 2

IST 660: Leadership for Knowledge Org

Leadership for Knowledge Centered Organizations: Covers the theories, philosophies, and concepts of leadership through the examination of the difference between management and leadership, organizational culture, and the leader-follower relationship. Emphasize on multicultural, diverse and knowledge centered organizations such as high-tech corporations or higher-ed institutions. Level: Graduate (Elective)

Units: 4 — 4

IST 665: Tech for Language Learning

Technology for Language Learning : Investigate technology used for language teaching and learning. Experiment and evaluate different types of authoring, delivery, practice and assessment tools in language acquisition. Hands-on projects and case studies are included. Level: Graduate (Elective)

Units: 4 — 4

IST 675: Design & Teach E-Learning

Design and Teach E-learning Courses: Covers design and delivery online and hybrid instruction. Discuss teaching strategy for online environment and how it differs from traditional methods. Survey, apply, and evaluate advanced communication tools used in e-learning, such as learning management system, online collaboration tools, and media authoring tools. Level: Graduate (Elective)

Units: 4 — 4

IST 695: Special Topics

Specialized study of a particular advanced topic, usually beyond master degree level, within the School of Information Technology and Communications Design. May be repeated for additional credit when topics vary and as subjects permit. Level: Graduate (Elective)

Units: 1 — 6

IST 696: Directed Research Development

Directed Research and Development: Provide a framework for a substantial research and development effort beyond a typical capstone project: ideation, proposal writing, project management, presentation, documentation and/or evaluation. IST 696: Directed Research Development (1-6 units) provides one-on-one guidance on students' research and development effort within the School of Information Technology and Communications Design disciplines. Level: Graduate (Elective)

Units: 1 — 6

IST 697: Independent Study

Student and faculty member select advanced topic of study and number of credits. Level: Graduate (Elective)

Units: 1 — 6

IST 699: Graduate Capstone

Graduate Capstone: A capstone contributes to the disciplines or the professions by adding to technical/professional knowledge or by providing an original application of technical/professional knowledge in the professional field. Examples include a field study, a project, applied research, or a professional article of publishable quality. (Prereq: IST 622: Assessment & Evaluation (4 units) and IST 626: Advanced Instructional Design (4 units))

Units: 4 — 4