Graduate Courses

ESLTECH 8296 – Learning Technologies Diffusion, Innovation and Change (cr. 3)

The Learning Technologies Diffusion, Innovation and Change course aims to introduce students to practices and principles of technology diffusion, innovation and strategic change in education. Attributes of innovation, the innovation-development and innovation-decision processes, leaders as change agents and strategies on managing change are explored.

Students are expected to take an active part in the critical reading of articles and in the identification and analysis of course-related topics and guest speakers. As a result, all work in this class is individual. However, opportunities for consultation with peers, instructor and guest speakers are provided.

Mode of delivery: Blended

Semester offered: Fall 2019

ESLTECH 8295 – Applied Instructional design (cr. 3)

The Applied Instructional Design course is the second in a two-course sequence. It follows ESETEC 6278 Introduction to Instructional Design. This course provides more in-depth discussion of the topics from the introductory instructional design course using a project-based approach. In this course, students build on what they learned and practice applying concepts, principles, and theory to address real educational problems as part of design teams. They propose solutions through the use of learning technologies. The goal is to help people learn better in a variety of learning contexts and make a positive impact on groups and communities.

Lectures and online discussions on entrepreneurship by guest speakers with entrepreneurship, product development and consulting experience are offered. Students have the opportunity to engage with OSU Technology Commercialization Office and learn about the process of educational products commercialization and licensing.

Mode of delivery: Online

Semester offered: Spring

Course introductory video.

ESLTECH 7278 – Formative Evaluation of Learning Technologies (cr. 3)

The purpose of this course is to study and apply principles and procedures to plan, design, and conduct effective evaluation studies in different educational settings. This can include both macro and micro levels including assessing the rollout of a new learning technology in an organization (e.g., school, university, businesses) or assessing the use of technology in new ways to support a smaller lesson or unit. Opportunities to engage in educational evaluation projects of substantial scope are provided. Formulate evaluative questions, develop evaluation plans and methods, critique and create evaluative instruments, conduct evaluation try-outs, analyze data, report findings/recommendations are some of the course activities.

Mode of delivery: Online

Semester offered: Autumn

Course introductory video.

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