Educational Technology

Penny Thompson, PhD—Assistant Professor and Coordinator

The mission of Oklahoma State University's Educational Technology program is to facilitate the growth of scholars and educational technology professionals through rigorous programs of study that provide exceptional hands-on, collaborative, and innovative learning, research and service experiences and are highly regarded at the international, national, state, and university levels The program website, edtech.okstate.edu, offers greater detail.

EDTC 3123 Applications of Educational Technologies

Description: Introduction to the design and development of instruction using educational media and technology. Materials development, contemporary applications of computers and other electronic systems to instruction. Integration of instructional design, instructional media, and instructional computing. May not be used for degree credit with EDTC 4113. Previously offered as CIED 3122.

Credit hours: 3

Contact hours: Lecture: 3

Levels: Undergraduate

Schedule types: Lecture

Department/School: Educational Studies

EDTC 4113 Applications of Media and Technology

Description: Introduction to the application of media and technology to formal and informal learning situations. Intended for non-professional education majors. May not be used for degree credit with EDTC 3123. Previously offered as CIED 4113.

Credit hours: 3

Contact hours: Lecture: 3

Levels: Undergraduate

Schedule types: Lecture

Department/School: Educational Studies

EDTC 5000 Master’s Report or Thesis

Prerequisites: Consent of instructor.

Description: Students studying for a master's degree enroll in this course for a total of 2 credit hours if they write a report or 6 hours if they write a thesis. Offered for variable credit, 1-6 credit hours, maximum of 6 credit hours.

Credit hours: 1-6

Contact hours: Other: 1

Levels: Graduate

Schedule types: Independent Study

Department/School: Educational Studies

EDTC 5053 Learning in a Digital Age

Description: Foundational understanding of digital learning including history, definitions, common assumptions, cultural competence, ethical issues, standards, methods, and models to maximize digital learners' experience in educational and corporate settings.

Credit hours: 3

Contact hours: Lecture: 3

Levels: Graduate

Schedule types: Lecture

Department/School: Educational Studies

EDTC 5103 Advanced Computing Applications in Education

Description: In-depth exploration of advanced technology use in teaching and learning environments. Examination of current issues of technology use in instructional settings. Previously offered as CIED 5103.

Credit hours: 3

Contact hours: Lecture: 3

Levels: Graduate

Schedule types: Lecture

Department/School: Educational Studies

EDTC 5113 Digital Media Production for Instruction

Description: Introduction to the production of digital media for instruction. Topics covered: Instructional design for digital media, message design, use of graphics, multimedia development tools. Current research, trends, tools and issues in media production will also be addressed. Previously offered as CIED 5113.

Credit hours: 3

Contact hours: Lecture: 3

Levels: Graduate

Schedule types: Lecture

Department/School: Educational Studies

EDTC 5153 Computer-Based Instruction Development

Description: Examinations of curriculum strategies, related research issues, and techniques for developing computer-based instruction. Students will develop and evaluate computer-based instruction with case studies. Previously offered as CIED 5153.

Credit hours: 3

Contact hours: Lecture: 3

Levels: Graduate

Schedule types: Lecture

Department/School: Educational Studies

EDTC 5203 Foundations of Educational Technologies

Description: A general introduction to the field of Educational Technology. Define, describe, and critically evaluate the foundations, issues and careers in educational technology.

Credit hours: 3

Contact hours: Lecture: 3

Levels: Graduate

Schedule types: Lecture

Department/School: Educational Studies

EDTC 5303 Digital Games and Simulations in the Classroom

Description: Introduces students to the philosophies, theories, processes, and practices of integrating digital games and simulations into the classroom.

Credit hours: 3

Contact hours: Lecture: 3

Levels: Graduate

Schedule types: Lecture

Department/School: Educational Studies

EDTC 5403 Creativity and Innovation in Educational Technology

Description: In-depth examination of a variety of innovation technologies and engagement in pedagogies and technologies associated with creativity, innovation and invention.

Credit hours: 3

Contact hours: Lecture: 3

Levels: Graduate

Schedule types: Lecture

Department/School: Educational Studies

EDTC 5503 Facilitating Online Learning

Description: Apply knowledge of pedagogy, standards for online teaching, online community building, and teaching with technology to design and facilitate online learning environments.

Credit hours: 3

Contact hours: Lecture: 3

Levels: Graduate

Schedule types: Lecture

Department/School: Educational Studies

EDTC 5720 Educ Workshop

Description: For teachers, principals, superintendents and supervisors who have definite problems in instruction or administration. Students must register for the full number of credit hours for which the workshop is scheduled for a particular term. Offered for variable credit, 1-8 credit hours, maximum of 8 credit hours.

Credit hours: 1-8

Contact hours: Other: 1

Levels: Graduate

Schedule types: Independent Study

Department/School: Educational Studies

EDTC 5753 Introduction to Instructional Design

Description: Introduction to the systematic design of instruction. Topics covered: Analysis, design, development, implementation, and evaluation of instructional materials in a variety of educational settings. Current research, trends and issues in instructional design will be addressed. Previously offered as CIED 5753.

Credit hours: 3

Contact hours: Lecture: 3

Levels: Graduate

Schedule types: Lecture

Department/School: Educational Studies

EDTC 5773 Instructional Systems Management

Description: Principles of management relevant to instructional systems, including, but not limited to: project, resource, quality, change, financial, information technology, human resource, program evaluation, product, knowledge and performance management. Previousy offered as CIED 5773.

Credit hours: 3

Contact hours: Lecture: 3

Levels: Graduate

Schedule types: Lecture

Department/School: Educational Studies

EDTC 5850 Directed Study

Prerequisites: Consent of instructor.

Description: Directed study for master's level students. Offered for variable credit, 1-3 credit hours, maximum of 3 credit hours.

Credit hours: 1-3

Contact hours: Other: 1

Levels: Graduate

Schedule types: Independent Study

Department/School: Educational Studies

EDTC 6000 Doctoral Dissertation

Description: Required of all candidates to the Doctor of Education degree. Credit is given upon completion of the thesis. Offered for variable credit, 1-15 credit hours, maximum of 15 credit hours.

Credit hours: 1-15

Contact hours: Other: 1

Levels: Graduate

Schedule types: Independent Study

Department/School: Educational Studies

EDTC 6153 Advanced Computer-Based Instructional Development

Prerequisites: EDTC 5153 or consent of instructor.

Description: Design of user-friendly instructional interfaces and computer-based learning management systems.

Credit hours: 3

Contact hours: Lecture: 3

Levels: Graduate

Schedule types: Lecture

Department/School: Educational Studies

EDTC 6283 Performance Improvement Technology

Description: Overview of performance improvement, as defined within the field of Educational Technology. Training and non-training interventions to improve performance in learning situations. Sample topics may include needs assessment, motivation systems, compensation systems, job aids, or electronic performance support systems.

Credit hours: 3

Contact hours: Lecture: 3

Levels: Graduate

Schedule types: Lecture

Department/School: Educational Studies

EDTC 6333 Human Computer Interaction

Prerequisites: EDTC 5153 or consent of instructor.

Description: Human cognitive architecture, information processing, and design of effective educational, computer-based interfaces.

Credit hours: 3

Contact hours: Lecture: 3

Levels: Graduate

Schedule types: Lecture

Department/School: Educational Studies

EDTC 6423 Trends and Issues in Educational Technology

Description: Selected problems, issues and trends in educational technology.

Credit hours: 3

Contact hours: Lecture: 3

Levels: Graduate

Schedule types: Lecture

Department/School: Educational Studies

EDTC 6553 Media and Learning in Educational Technology

Description: Exploration of topics from media studies relevant to educational technology, especially online learning. Reading of classic works in media studies in tandem with related contemporary works addressing new developments in educational technology, online learning, online gaming, and social media for learning.

Credit hours: 3

Contact hours: Lecture: 3

Levels: Graduate

Schedule types: Lecture

Department/School: Educational Studies

EDTC 6850 Directed Reading

Prerequisites: Consent of instructor.

Description: Directed reading for students with advanced graduate standing to enhance students' understanding in areas where they wish additional knowledge.

Credit hours: 1-6

Contact hours: Other: 1

Levels: Graduate

Schedule types: Independent Study

Department/School: Educational Studies

EDTC 6880 Internship in Education

Prerequisites: Consent of instructor.

Description: Directed off campus experiences designed to relate ideas and concepts to problems encountered in the management of the school program. Offered for variable credit, 1-8 credit hours, maximum of 8 credit hours.

Credit hours: 1-8

Contact hours: Other: 1

Levels: Graduate

Schedule types: Independent Study

Department/School: Educational Studies

EDTC 6910 Practicum

Prerequisites: Consent of instructor.

Description: Helps the student carry out an acceptable research problem (practicum) in a local school situation. Credit given upon completion of the written report. Offered for variable credit, 1-6 credit hours, maximum of 6 credit hours.

Credit hours: 1-6

Contact hours: Other: 1

Levels: Graduate

Schedule types: Independent Study

Department/School: Educational Studies

The MS in Educational Technology is for students interested in furthering their knowledge, skills, and opportunities in the area of educational technology and school  library media. This degree will enhance their marketability and, in the case of the School Library Media option, provide credentials necessary for recommendation for this particular area of teacher certification. In addition to the core focus on educational technology, candidates pursuing School Library Media certification will also be immersed in the areas of information literacy, curriculum leadership, and program administration, meeting ALA accreditation standards through CAEP. To be considered for admission to the master's program, applicants should have an earned baccalaureate degree with at least a 3.00 GPA (on a 4.00 scale), a professional goals statement and three letters of recommendation providing information related to past academic ability, potential for graduate study, and writing ability. Applications will be reviewed upon receipt of all materials.

The Graduate Certificate in Online Teaching offers students the opportunity to add pedagogical and technological skills to their existing content knowledge within a model online learning environment and emerge prepared to design, develop, deliver, and sustain online learning in an educational institution.  This certificate is often used as a cognate area for PhD programs across campus.  Applications are reviewed as received, but all cohorts begin in the fall semester.  Applications must be submitted by July 1. 

For those seeking a doctoral level degree emphasizing educational technology, we offer the PhD in Education with an option in Educational Technology. The focus of the program is on the core areas of the field: design, development, utilization, production, and evaluation of instructional systems, human computer interaction and technology applications to support learning and teaching. The doctoral program emphasizes research using educational technology in applied settings. The PhD degree in Educational Technology option prepares future researchers for a variety of professional positions. Graduates are typically employed as university faculty, educational technologists in universities, community colleges, and schools or as training managers or instructional designer/developers in corporate settings. The PhD in Education degree requires a minimum of 69 credit hours beyond the master's degree. Applicants must apply to the OSU Graduate College and include a recent score from the Graduate Record Exam or the Miller Analogies Test, a Statement of Goals and Objectives, references, and examples of scholarly writing. An interview may be requested.

The student association for this program is the Educational Media and Technology Student Association. The purpose of this group is to engage undergraduate and graduate students interested in this field in activities that will serve to enhance their academic experience through special speakers, service projects, and social activities.

The Educational Technology faculty is committed to involving students in a variety of experiences that will enhance their professional careers. Students help facilitate the College’s T.E.C.H. Playground, a lab dedicated to Transforming Education through Creative Habits (http://edtech.okstate.edu/techplayground).  Faculty work with students to present papers at national conferences and to submit manuscripts to professional journals. Students participate in Educational Technology courses, grant projects, and service and outreach to educational groups. Graduate assistantships in teaching and research are often available. Each student has the opportunity to engage in rich internship and practicum experiences designed with the individual learner's goals in mind.