Graduate Academic Catalog 2011-2012
IDC-6155 Online Instructional Development
Course explores online instructional development and deployment in higher education and corporate arenas, addressing issues of pedagogy, current and emerging technologies, marketing, design, and evaluation. Students will create, deploy and evaluate online instructional modules in a variety of online technologies. Prerequisite IDC 6140 Instructional Systems Design.
Course provides students with a foundation in rhetoric as a study of argument, persuasion, and convention. In particular, the course focuses on rhetorical practice within a digital environment. Students will develop strong digital literacy skills to help them analyze both audience and content of new media. They will explore how a medium creates assumptions for its users, and how these media interact with one another in a larger social context. Through case studies and applied projects, students will learn to integrate digital rhetoric into the practices of professional and technical communication.
For students without page layout or graphic backgrounds: introduction to the conventions of professional graphics and document layout for graduate-level work. Course reviews industry standard page layout and graphic application skills such as initial setting up of documents, creating styles, adding graphics and graphic elements; creating and manipulating elementary digital graphics in both raster and vector formats, including changing color modes, resolving resolution issues, and choosing correct file formats; understanding different types of graphs and how to create them and when to use them; and identifying copyright issues.
Introduction to the conventions of professional written discourse for graduate-level work. Course reviews grammar, style and writing for students who demonstrate weak writing skills or for students without writing-intensive undergrad degrees. Also introduces writing for areas of information design, content development, visual thinking and instructional design. Taken the first semester of enrollment in the MSIDC, MSIID and certificate in Technical Communication programs.