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The ILT master’s program helps people design and use various resources and technologies for learning. Applying sound principles of instructional design, graduates can integrate a variety of learning technologies into their teaching including multimedia presentations, social-networking tools, and tools for authoring, production, assessment, and participation. Program graduates learn to implement learning technologies in specific professional settings—either K–12 schools or adult learning settings such as business or higher education.
Students are assigned to tracks according to their professional goals:
- The instructional design track prepares students to work in adult learning settings such as business, higher education, healthcare, nonprofits or government.
- The eLearning track prepares educators to develop online courses and learning materials, and to teach and facilitate learning in those eLearning environments.
- The K–12 teaching track helps teachers integrate technologies into schools and classrooms with a focus on improving teaching practices. Teachers may earn a state endorsement in instructional technology
Once admitted, students begin a plan of study that typically takes about two years to complete. Some students are organized into a cohort to complete courses together at a fixed sequence. Other students select courses at a more flexible pace. Consult the ILT Web site for more information about specific plans of study, course offerings and expectations of cohort groups.
ILT faculty members also participate in the school’s doctoral program. Students interested in a PhD may participate in a technology-focused doctoral lab with a number of ILT faculty members. The program also delivers an online certificate on eLearning design.
Admission decisions are based on undergraduate and graduate grades, external letters of recommendation, writing samples and fit with the program as reflected in a letter of intent. In some cases, results of a test (GRE) are also required. Prospective students should consult the ILT program Web site for complete admission procedures and requirements.
All students in the ILT program are expected to show a strong commitment to the program and to maintain high academic, professional and ethical standards. Inappropriate or unprofessional conduct is cause for discipline or dismissal from the program.
The ILT program uses computers and related technologies either as a focus or a tool for learning. Students are expected to obtain an e-mail account and check it frequently. In addition to on-campus facilities, ILT students need convenient access to Internet-connected computers off campus, either at their place of work or at home. In addition to textbooks, software purchases may be required or recommended for specific classes.
Students complete at least 36 graduate semester hours of course work from a set of core courses and approved electives within and outside the ILT program. The plan of study is nationally accredited by NCATE and AECT and is consistent with standards for instructional designers.
To stay current with the needs of a changing industry, faculty in the Information and Learning Technologies program may choose to change curriculum requirements at semester for incoming students to the program. For the 2009-2010 term, please refer to the most current version of the handbook for academic requirements for this program. ILT Instructional Design Handbook Feb 09
eLearning Design and Implementation
Students may complete a 30 semester hours online master’s degree with an eLearning emphasis. The focus of this master’s track is on the planning, design, development, delivery, facilitation and evaluation of online learning resources and programs. A certificate is also available in this area, constituting the first-year requirements of the master’s program.
Students may select a master’s program or an endorsement program in instructional technology. For the full master of arts degree, students complete at least 36 graduate semester hours of course work consisting of a core set of courses and approved electives. The plan of study is accredited by NCATE and AECT and is designed in line with standards of the Colorado Department of Education. Students may also complete an endorsement-only program in Instructional Technology consisting of 24 graduate semester hours.
To stay current with the needs of a changing industry, faculty in the Information and Learning Technologies program may choose to change curriculum requirements at semester for incoming students to the program. For the 2009-2010 term, please refer to the most current version of the handbook for academic requirements for this program. ILT K-12 Hndbk Feb 09 , ILT Instruct Tech Endsmt Hndbk Feb 09