HES 509 Research Methods: Three hours. Introduction to theories and methods of research appropriate for human sciences; examination and evaluation of current research. Selection and planning of a research project are required.
CSM 562 Cognition, Strategies and Technology: Three hours. This course lays some of the cornerstones of the program, guiding students in the development of their philosophy and understanding about the use of technology in teaching and learning as well as human interactions. Topics will include synchronous vs asynchronous learning, paradigm shifts in how people learn, and a review of the theory serving to underpin this topic.
CSM 564 Digital Tools: Three hours. The focus of this course is the use of a broad range of online tools, including the skills considered core skills required to function in the asynchronous environment of this online degree program. Tools to be included are those related to the efficient use of email and file sharing and editing in a collaborative environment; also included will be tools specific to the development of tutorials, presentation media and other development tools.
CSM 566 Multimedia Design and Development: Three hours. Students enrolled in this course will review the basic schools of thought and major theorists in the field of electronic design and development. In addition, students will learn advanced development tools in the context of actual design and development projects. Students will have an opportunity to combine an understanding of the theory of design and development with advanced tools.
CSM 568 Emerging Technologies: Three hours. New technologies will be introduced as emerging tools for personal productivity, training/education, and marketing/customer service areas and examined in terms of policy, implementation issues within organizations, and applications within the various fields of the students. Ethics, privacy and security will also be addressed.
CSM 570 Coordination and Delivery of Information Using Digital Technologies: Three hours. An ever growing range of options are available for delivering information via digital technologies, including web-based tutorials, online courses, video conferencing, multimedia presentations, computer-assisted instruction delivered over a network or at a free-standing machine, and, using wireless, hand held devices. Therefore, the tools needed to coordinate these technologies will be addressed from the viewpoint of developer and content manager.
CSM 572 Needs Assessment, Planning and Evaluation: Three hours. Program evaluation strategies based on systems theory model for comprehensive planning, formative and summative evaluation.
CSM 574 Privacy and Security in Interactive Technology: Three hours. This course provides an introduction to some of the basic issues confronting technology users, especially those in today's workplaces. It is designed for entrepreneurs, small business owners and managers, freelance consultants, and anyone who works with technology but in organizations which may or may not have IT departments. It is also appropriate for those working remotely at home or concerned about privacy and security in personal technology use. Topics include threats to computer and communication systems and privacy concepts, basic security defense techniques; web and network security issues, portable device security, operating systems security issues, email security; and security issues for home networks and smaller work environments such as privately-held companies and non-profit groups.
CSM 576 Collaborative Tools for Project Management: Three hours. This course is an introduction to the use of collaborative tools for project management. Online collaboration tools provide opportunity for project success and will be covered, using examples and case studies from project management. Social media tools offer exciting opportunities to improve team communication, efficiency, and success and will be discussed. While online tools and strategies may be familiar to enrollees, this class focuses on the particular use of these for project management.
CSM 582 Non-Thesis Research: Three hours. Development of a professional paper on a topic selected by the student and approved by the graduate committee.
CSM 583 Special Problems: Three hours. Exploration of a special problem in an area of graduate study. This course is generally a technology-related project developed by the student, based on the research performed in CSM 582.
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