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Thinking about a degree in education?

ED5802 - Principles of Instructional Design (4 quarter credits) Learners develop professional skills and competencies pertaining to instructional design process, theories, and strategies. Learners evaluate the decisions that instructional designers make, the principles and concepts that drive those decisions, and the ways the decisions are interrelated. Cannot be fulfilled by transfer or credit for prior learning.

ED5810 - Project Management for e-Learning Development (4 quarter credits) This course presents project management topics, techniques, media strategies, and ethical standards specific to e-learning development. Learners identify and apply the tools, methods, and processes used to effectively budget, implement, and manage e-learning development projects.

ED7631 - Introduction to Training and Performance Systems (4 quarter credits) This course is an overview of training and human performance improvement (HPI). Learners review the evolution of HPI through the introduction of associated theories, concepts, and processes. Learners experience the power and value of HPI in organizations by reviewing and assessing real-world projects that include business, performance, gap and cause analyses, intervention selection and implementation, and change and evaluation plans. Prerequisite(s): ED5010 or EDD8010 or HRM5002. Cannot be fulfilled by credit for prior learning.

ED7641 - Needs Assessment: Models and Procedures (4 quarter credits) This course is a survey of the needs assessment models and procedures used to diagnose the causes of organizational performance problems. Learners design and develop needs assessment instruments and collect and analyze data to differentiate organizational performance issues that require training solutions from those that require non-training interventions.  Cannot be fulfilled by Credit for Prior Learning.

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