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Course Title: Theoretical Foundations of TEL

Course Code: EDIT-5154, CRN: 14202 (Online/Virtual Class EST)

Credit Hours: 3

Instructor: Kenneth Potter, Associate Professor 

Campus Location:  Online (Virtual)

Semester: Spring (Current Timetable of classes)

Restrictions: Virtual online students only

Tuition Rates: $842.50 (per credit) Virginia Residents, $1,642.25 (per credit) Non-Virginia Residents  See Current Rates and Reduced Tuition for K-12 Teachers in VA Here

Description:  Theoretical perspectives on learning, cognition, and instruction as related to technology-enhanced learning (TEL) from Pre K to college. Concepts and principles for formal and informal learning and design instruction in a variety of settings using technology. Pre: Graduate standing.

What do you need to apply for Non-degree Programs?

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with minimum of 3.0 GPA. Include scanned copy of your college transcripts with your online application, then you may need to arrange for an official copy to be sent to us after you receive an offer of admission.
  • TOEFL or IELTS (For all non-U.S. citizens or non-U.S. permanent residents). Learn more about testing requirements.

When to apply?

Any time before one week of classes begin  (See Acedemic Calendar)

How to apply for Non-degree Programs?

Questions? 

Program and application Inquiries: ITMA Program Coordinator, 540-231-9658, itma@vt.edu

Course Title: Theoretical Foundations of TEL

Course Code: EDIT-5164, CRN:  14204(Online/Virtual Class EST)

Credit Hours: 3

Instructor: Kenneth Potter, Associate Professor 

Campus Location:  Online (Virtual)

Semester: Spring (Current Timetable of classes)

Restrictions: Virtual online students only

Tuition Rates: $842.50 (per credit) Virginia Residents, $1,642.25 (per credit) Non-Virginia Residents  See Current Rates and Reduced Tuition for K-12 Teachers in VA Here

Description:  Course addresses the systematic design of learning experiences and environments. Emphasizes the use of instructional design (ID) models and predominant learning theories (behaviorist, cognitive, and constructivist) to create effective learning experiences. Explores models, principles, and processes used to support learning in both formal (e.g., education, industry) and informal learning environments. Students will design learning experiences employing the models, principles, and processes.

What do you need to apply for Non-degree Programs?

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with minimum of 3.0 GPA. Include scanned copy of your college transcripts with your online application, then you may need to arrange for an official copy to be sent to us after you receive an offer of admission.
  • TOEFL or IELTS (For all non-U.S. citizens or non-U.S. permanent residents). Learn more about testing requirements.

When to apply?

Any time before one week of classes begin  (See Acedemic Calendar)

How to apply for Non-degree Programs?

Questions? 

Program and application Inquiries: ITMA Program Coordinator, 540-231-9658, itma@vt.edu

Course Title: Learning Message Design

Course Code: EDIT-5224, CRN:  14206 (Online/Virtual Class EST)

Credit Hours: 3

Instructor: Kenneth Potter, Associate Professor 

Campus Location:  Online (Virtual)

Semester: Spring (Current Timetable of classes)

Restrictions: Virtual online students only

Tuition Rates: $842.50 (per credit) Virginia Residents, $1,642.25 (per credit) Non-Virginia Residents  See Current Rates and Reduced Tuition for K-12 Teachers in VA Here

Description: A problem-based course applying the principles of message design in the development and production of learning materials. Involves the manipulation of appropriate design elements to influence understanding and behavior. Principles applied primarily through the use of the computer, but applicable to all media. Pre: Graduate standing.

What do you need to apply for Non-degree Programs?

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with minimum of 3.0 GPA. Include scanned copy of your college transcripts with your online application, then you may need to arrange for an official copy to be sent to us after you receive an offer of admission.
  • TOEFL or IELTS (For all non-U.S. citizens or non-U.S. permanent residents). Learn more about testing requirements.

When to apply?

Any time before one week of classes begin  (See Acedemic Calendar)

How to apply for Non-degree Programs?

Questions? 

Program and application Inquiries: ITMA Program Coordinator, 540-231-9658, itma@vt.edu

Course Title: Applied ID Theory

Course Code: EDIT-5534, CRN:  14208 (Online/Virtual Class EST)

Credit Hours: 3

Instructor: Kenneth Potter, Associate Professor 

Campus Location:  Online (Virtual)

Semester: Spring (Current Timetable of classes)

Restrictions: Virtual online students only

Tuition Rates: $842.50 (per credit) Virginia Residents, $1,642.25 (per credit) Non-Virginia Residents  See Current Rates and Reduced Tuition for K-12 Teachers in VA Here

Description:  Emphasis is on translating theory to the practice of instructional systems development. Examines the application of foundational theories of instructional design (systems theory, communication theory, learning theories, and instructional theories) to the development of technology- based learning materials.

What do you need to apply for Non-degree Programs?

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with minimum of 3.0 GPA. Include scanned copy of your college transcripts with your online application, then you may need to arrange for an official copy to be sent to us after you receive an offer of admission.
  • TOEFL or IELTS (For all non-U.S. citizens or non-U.S. permanent residents). Learn more about testing requirements.

When to apply?

Any time before one week of classes begin  (See Acedemic Calendar)

How to apply for Non-degree Programs?

Questions? 

Program and application Inquiries: ITMA Program Coordinator, 540-231-9658, itma@vt.edu

Course Title: Applications of Dig Media

Course Code: EDIT-5564 , CRN:   14209 (Online/Virtual Class EST)

Credit Hours: 3

Instructor: Kenneth Potter, Associate Professor 

Campus Location:  Online (Virtual)

Semester: Spring (Current Timetable of classes)

Restrictions: Virtual online students only

Tuition Rates: $842.50 (per credit) Virginia Residents, $1,642.25 (per credit) Non-Virginia Residents  See Current Rates and Reduced Tuition for K-12 Teachers in VA Here

Description:  Introductory or advanced, project-oriented course which examines software tools used to create and organize data for a variety of media elements such as text, graphics, images, animation, audio and video. Topics also include principles, techniques, and modern practices used to produce and/or deliver interactive, multimedia applications for education, professional training, public information, and retail marketing. May be repeated to a maximum of 9 semester hours.

What do you need to apply for Non-degree Programs?

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with minimum of 3.0 GPA. Include scanned copy of your college transcripts with your online application, then you may need to arrange for an official copy to be sent to us after you receive an offer of admission.
  • TOEFL or IELTS (For all non-U.S. citizens or non-U.S. permanent residents). Learn more about testing requirements.

When to apply?

Any time before one week of classes begin  (See Acedemic Calendar)

How to apply for Non-degree Programs?

Questions? 

Program and application Inquiries: ITMA Program Coordinator, 540-231-9658, itma@vt.edu

Course Title: Visual Literacy

Course Code: EDIT-5564, CRN:  14210 (Online/Virtual Class EST)

Credit Hours: 3

Instructor: Kenneth Potter, Associate Professor 

Campus Location:  Online (Virtual)

Semester: Spring (Current Timetable of classes)

Restrictions: Virtual online students only

Tuition Rates: $842.50 (per credit) Virginia Residents, $1,642.25 (per credit) Non-Virginia Residents  See Current Rates and Reduced Tuition for K-12 Teachers in VA Here

Description:  Introductory or advanced, project-oriented course which examines software tools used to create and organize data for a variety of media elements such as text, graphics, images, animation, audio and video. Topics also include principles, techniques, and modern practices used to produce and/or deliver interactive, multimedia applications for education, professional training, public information, and retail marketing. May be repeated to a maximum of 9 semester hours.

What do you need to apply for Non-degree Programs?

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with minimum of 3.0 GPA. Include scanned copy of your college transcripts with your online application, then you may need to arrange for an official copy to be sent to us after you receive an offer of admission.
  • TOEFL or IELTS (For all non-U.S. citizens or non-U.S. permanent residents). Learn more about testing requirements.

When to apply?

Any time before one week of classes begin  (See Acedemic Calendar)

How to apply for Non-degree Programs?

Questions? 

Program and application Inquiries: ITMA Program Coordinator, 540-231-9658, itma@vt.edu

Course Title: Program and Product Evaluation

Course Code: EDIT-5584, CRN:  14211 (Online/Virtual Class EST)

Credit Hours: 3

Instructor: Kenneth Potter, Associate Professor 

Campus Location:  Online (Virtual)

Semester: Spring (Current Timetable of classes)

Restrictions: Virtual online students only

Tuition Rates: $842.50 (per credit) Virginia Residents, $1,642.25 (per credit) Non-Virginia Residents  See Current Rates and Reduced Tuition for K-12 Teachers in VA Here

Description:  Applied evaluation concepts and issues based on effective instructional design principles and message presentation guidelines derived from the behavioral and cognitive sciences. Students participate in the summative evaluation of a commercially-produced and implemented instructional program as well as conduct the formative evaluation and review of selected media-supported instructional products.

What do you need to apply for Non-degree Programs?

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with minimum of 3.0 GPA. Include scanned copy of your college transcripts with your online application, then you may need to arrange for an official copy to be sent to us after you receive an offer of admission.
  • TOEFL or IELTS (For all non-U.S. citizens or non-U.S. permanent residents). Learn more about testing requirements.

When to apply?

Any time before one week of classes begin  (See Acedemic Calendar)

How to apply for Non-degree Programs?

Questions? 

Program and application Inquiries: ITMA Program Coordinator, 540-231-9658, itma@vt.edu

Course Title: Interactive Learn Media Design

Course Code: EDIT-5624, CRN:  14214 (Online/Virtual Class EST)

Credit Hours: 3

Instructor: Kenneth Potter, Associate Professor 

Campus Location:  Online (Virtual)

Semester: Spring (Current Timetable of classes)

Restrictions: Virtual online students only

Tuition Rates: $842.50 (per credit) Virginia Residents, $1,642.25 (per credit) Non-Virginia Residents  See Current Rates and Reduced Tuition for K-12 Teachers in VA Here

Description:  Design processes is for developing interactive learning media incorporating arts, sciences, and education. Design phases including ideation, storyboarding, public presentation and critique. Design principles and output scenarios for prototyping interactive media to support teaching and learning. Pre: Graduate standing.

What do you need to apply for Non-degree Programs?

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with minimum of 3.0 GPA. Include scanned copy of your college transcripts with your online application, then you may need to arrange for an official copy to be sent to us after you receive an offer of admission.
  • TOEFL or IELTS (For all non-U.S. citizens or non-U.S. permanent residents). Learn more about testing requirements.

When to apply?

Any time before one week of classes begin  (See Acedemic Calendar)

How to apply for Non-degree Programs?

Questions? 

Program and application Inquiries: ITMA Program Coordinator, 540-231-9658, itma@vt.edu

Course Title: IDT Portfolio

Course Code: EDIT-5654, CRN:  14216 (Online/Virtual Class EST)

Credit Hours: 3

Instructor: Kenneth Potter, Associate Professor 

Campus Location:  Online (Virtual)

Semester: Spring (Current Timetable of classes)

Restrictions: Virtual online students only

Tuition Rates: $842.50 (per credit) Virginia Residents, $1,642.25 (per credit) Non-Virginia Residents  See Current Rates and Reduced Tuition for K-12 Teachers in VA Here

Description:  Reflection on the role of instructional design and technology (IDT) skills and solutions in one's own professional practice. Preparation and evaluation of electronic portfolio documenting achievement of learning outcomes and adherence to professional standards in IDT.

What do you need to apply for Non-degree Programs?

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with minimum of 3.0 GPA. Include scanned copy of your college transcripts with your online application, then you may need to arrange for an official copy to be sent to us after you receive an offer of admission.
  • TOEFL or IELTS (For all non-U.S. citizens or non-U.S. permanent residents). Learn more about testing requirements.

When to apply?

Any time before one week of classes begin  (See Acedemic Calendar)

How to apply for Non-degree Programs?

Questions? 

Program and application Inquiries: ITMA Program Coordinator, 540-231-9658, itma@vt.edu

Course Title:  Software Evaluation

Course Code: EDIT-5774, CRN:  14220 (Online/Virtual Class EST)

Credit Hours: 3

Instructor: Kenneth Potter, Associate Professor 

Campus Location:  Online (Virtual)

Semester: Spring (Current Timetable of classes)

Restrictions: Virtual online students only

Tuition Rates: $842.50 (per credit) Virginia Residents, $1,642.25 (per credit) Non-Virginia Residents  See Current Rates and Reduced Tuition for K-12 Teachers in VA Here

Description:  Study of problems of professional educators in such areas as supervision, instruction, and curriculum development.

What do you need to apply for Non-degree Programs?

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with minimum of 3.0 GPA. Include scanned copy of your college transcripts with your online application, then you may need to arrange for an official copy to be sent to us after you receive an offer of admission.
  • TOEFL or IELTS (For all non-U.S. citizens or non-U.S. permanent residents). Learn more about testing requirements.

When to apply?

Any time before one week of classes begin  (See Acedemic Calendar)

How to apply for Non-degree Programs?

Questions? 

Program and application Inquiries: ITMA Program Coordinator, 540-231-9658, itma@vt.edu

Course Title: Distance Education

Course Code: EDIT-5604, CRN:  14212 (Online/Virtual Class EST)

Credit Hours: 3

Instructor: Kenneth Potter, Associate Professor 

Campus Location:  Online (Virtual)

Semester: Spring (Current Timetable of classes)

Restrictions: Virtual online students only

Tuition Rates: $842.50 (per credit) Virginia Residents, $1,642.25 (per credit) Non-Virginia Residents  See Current Rates and Reduced Tuition for K-12 Teachers in VA Here

Description:  This course will provide an overview of the current trends and relevant issues in the field of distance and distributed learning systems. The planning, development, and implementation of distance learning programs will be examined from student, faculty, and administrative perspectives. A variety of distance teaching technologies will be utilized to demonstrate the possibilities and implications of their use for distance instruction.

What do you need to apply for Non-degree Programs?

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with minimum of 3.0 GPA. Include scanned copy of your college transcripts with your online application, then you may need to arrange for an official copy to be sent to us after you receive an offer of admission.
  • TOEFL or IELTS (For all non-U.S. citizens or non-U.S. permanent residents). Learn more about testing requirements.

When to apply?

Any time before one week of classes begin  (See Acedemic Calendar)

How to apply for Non-degree Programs?

Questions? 

Program and application Inquiries: ITMA Program Coordinator, 540-231-9658, itma@vt.edu

Course Title: Project and Report

Course Code: EDIT-5904, CRN:  14232 (Online/Virtual Class EST)

Credit Hours: 3

Instructor: Kenneth Potter, Associate Professor 

Campus Location:  Online (Virtual)

Semester: Spring (Current Timetable of classes)

Restrictions: Virtual online students only

Tuition Rates: $842.50 (per credit) Virginia Residents, $1,642.25 (per credit) Non-Virginia Residents  See Current Rates and Reduced Tuition for K-12 Teachers in VA Here

Description:  Project and Report Instructional Technology students.

What do you need to apply for Non-degree Programs?

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with minimum of 3.0 GPA. Include scanned copy of your college transcripts with your online application, then you may need to arrange for an official copy to be sent to us after you receive an offer of admission.
  • TOEFL or IELTS (For all non-U.S. citizens or non-U.S. permanent residents). Learn more about testing requirements.

When to apply?

Any time before one week of classes begin  (See Acedemic Calendar)

How to apply for Non-degree Programs?

Questions? 

Program and application Inquiries: ITMA Program Coordinator, 540-231-9658, itma@vt.edu

We also offer a online master's degree in instructional technology.

School of Education 
144 Smyth Hall, Blacksburg, VA 24061, Phone: 540-231-9658, itma@vt.edu