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IDT 8100 Scholarly Practice in IDT

Welcome! to the Scholarly Practice in IDT (IDT 8100) course webpage.  This one page virtual classroom site provides you with all the resources you will need to successfully complete this course.


Course Overview

This instructional design seminar course provides an introduction to critical consumption of research in the instructional design and technology field This is a completely online course that spans 7 modules. Each module begins on Monday morning at 12:00 a.m. (CST) and ends on Sunday night at 11:59 p.m. (CST); each are two weeks in length. Most assignments are due on Sunday night at 11:59 p.m. (CST), unless otherwise noted in the syllabus. The course information and instructional materials is contained on this site (a WordPress site). eCourseware and Google drive will be used for submission of course assignments. Google+ will be used for course communication.

By the end of the course, you will have completed several projects, group and individual, that assist you in understanding research in IDT and require you to critically search and analysis literature. All assignments and learning activities in this course are aimed at helping you build the knowledge, skills, and resources necessary to be a critical consumer of IDT literature.

Instructor Welcome

Begin by visiting the Instructor Welcome  to learn more about your instructor and the expectations for the course. Visit the Contact Me page for instructor contact information.

Get Started

Visit Get Started  to learn more about the steps to begin. Be sure to complete all the steps in order.

Syllabus & Assignment Appendix

  • Syllabus (.doc) – a guide to the course
  • Assignment Appendix  (.doc) – a document that outlines all of the course assignment information, including a comprehensive description of each assignments, evaluation criteria, and submission directions. This expands the syllabus directions- MAKE SURE YOU FOLLOW IT.

**While many of us are “techies” and society is promoting paperless offices, I find that printing significant resources, such as a course syllabus and the assignment appendix, helps to keep the material in front of us, literally. I encourage you to print these two documents, which can both be downloaded via the links as Word .docs.

Course Modules

Each Module link provides you the information needed to complete the  module, including an overview, read & study  list, and assignment list. Remember that all assignment details are located in the assignment appendix.

Course Resources & Sites