Emphasis in Interaction & Media Sciences

The Ph.D. in Curriculum & Instruction: Educational Technology has gone through a significant redesign. The new program is now entitled, Ph.D. in Curriculum & Instruction: Interaction & Media Sciences. As a result, the program focus has shifted from Technology Integration to Human-Computer Interaction & Design. Below you will find program details and the upcoming class rotation.

Ph.D. Curriculum and Instruction: Interaction & Media Sciences (Educational Technology)

Total: 60 Credits

T&L Required Course - Credits: 6

  • CIG 761: Theoretical Foundations of Education (3 cr.)
  • CIG 790: Doctoral Research Seminar (3 cr.)

Research Required Courses - Credits: 15

  • EPY 718: Qualitative Research Methodologies (3 cr.)
  • EPY 721: Descriptive and Inferential Statistics: An Introduction (3 cr.)
  • CIT 780: Educational Technology Research and Practice (3 cr.)
    Emphasis is placed on experimental research designs conducted with and within technology-based environments.
  • Complete two additional advanced research course approved by an advisor (3 cr.)
    • EPY 716: Evaluation Research Methods (3 cr.)
    • EPY 719: Advanced Qualitative Research (3 cr.)
    • EPY 720: Research Design in Education (3 cr.)
    • EPY 722: Inferential Statistics and Experimental Design (3 cr.)
    • EPY 726: Advanced Evaluation Research Methods (3 cr.)
    • EPY 730: Advanced Research Methods (3 cr.)
    • EPY 732: Multiple Regression & Path Analysis (3 cr.)
    • EPY 733: Multivariate Statistics (3 cr.)
    • EPY 738: Interpretive Analysis of Text and Discourse (3 cr.)

Content Area Required Courses - Credits: 18

  • CIT 770 Foundations of Learning & Technology (3 cr.)
    Emphasis is on critical review and analysis of computer-mediated communications, human-computer interaction, and human factors design research for learning contexts.
  • CIT 773 Interaction Design (3 cr.)
    In depth examination of how human-computer interaction design influences learning.
  • CIT 774 Behavioral Sciences & Technology (3 cr.)
    Emphasis is placed on the critical review of theory-driven research in the general principles of behavioral and social processes in technological contexts.
  • CIT 775 Affect & Technology (3 cr.)
    In depth examination of research that addresses the relationship between affect and learning as facilitated by technology.
  • CIT 776 Emerging Technologies for Learning (3 cr.)
    In depth examination of contemporary technologies for example, social media platforms, mobile technologies, games and simulations.
  • CIT 778 Instructional Design (3 cr.)
    Trends, issues, and research findings on effective instructional planning, presentation, and evaluation.

Individual Specialization Electives - Credits: 9

  • Complete 9 credits of advisor-approved emphasis-area courses within and/or outside the department.

Dissertation - Credits: 12

  • CIG 799: Dissertation (12 cr.)

Course Rotation Schedule
FALL 2016 CIT 770-1001 FOUNDATIONS TECH & LEARN
SPR 2017 CIT 773-1001 INTERACTION DESIGN
  CIT 775-1001 AFFECT & TECHNOLOGY
FALL 2017 CIT 774-1001 BEHAVIOR & TECHNOLOGY
  CIT 776-1001 EMERGING TECHNOLOGIES
SPR 2018 CIT 778-1001 INSTRUCTIONAL DESIGN
  CIT 780-1001 ED TECH RESEARCH & PRACTICE

Course Plan