The IDD&E program at Syracuse University required students to take 10 courses: 6 face-to-face and 4 online. Below is the description of them, 17 major artifacts from those courses, and the grades I got. Transcript can be seen here. GPA: 3.9 / 4.0.

yuri_dgp552Class 1. IDE 552

Digital Media Production
Grade: A
Professor: Celestia Ohrazda

Introduction to popular Web design and graphics programs including Dreamweaver and Photoshop and to basic HTML/CSS/Java Script coding. Web design was informed by the concepts of web accessibility and instructional design principles.

yuri_ide611imageClass 2. IDE 611

Technologies for Instructional Settings [online]
Grade: A
Professor: Jing Lei

Introduction to a variety of technologies used in education and training, such as web-based social software, wireless communications, and information technologies designed for use by students with disabilities. Tasks: class discussions, blogging and commenting, small team work on a technology-based project for an educational organization.

Artifacts: (1) Final project on implementing Moodle in a Belarusian secondary school (*.pdf) and 9 supporting documents/appendices: screenshots on how it looked in Moodlestudy unit calendar, design of unit objectivessample homework activitiesgrammar 1, grammar 2, grammar 3, vocabulary list, job aid “How to Use Moodle”. (2) Blog on technologies for education (focus on Coursera and Moodle, tag “IDE611”). (3) Analysis of a school website and recommendations for improvement (*.pdf)

yuri_ide621imageClass 3. IDE 621

Principles of Instruction and Learning
Grade: A
Professor: Tiffany Koszalka

Introduction to basic learning and design theories that contribute to the development of more effective instruction.  Theories covered: behaviorism, cognitivism, and social learning. Understanding of the basic concepts was demonstrated in creating a knowledge base of learning theories.

Artifacts: (1) Knowledge Base on learning theories, (2) Final thought paper on a learning theory I identify with most (*.pdf)

yuri_ide631imageClass 4. IDE 631

Instructional Design & Development I
Grade: A
Professor: Tiffany Koszalka

Review of, and practice in, design and an in-depth review of the instructional systems design process.  Exploration and experience of design — specifically instructional design — and review of the major aspects of instructional systems design in the context of typical instructional design problems and situations, integrating theory with practice.  Emphasis on needs assessment, learning outcomes, instructional objectives, and instructional strategies in the context of theory and practice.

Artifacts: (1) Final group project on improving the German language instruction at Belarusian State University (*.pdf) and a supporting presentation for the final project (*.pdf). (2) Infographic on Design and Instructional Design (*.jpg)

yuri_ide632imageClass 5. IDE 632

Instructional Design & Development II
Grade: A
Professor: Rob Pusch

Focus on instructional systems development (ISD). Exploration of ISD as it is practiced in K12, higher education, military, and corporate environments. Ample guest speakers from various sectors. Creation of a personal ISD model.

Artifacts: (1) Final project on improving Translation Studies instruction at Belarusian State University (*.pdf). (2) Final exam on improving training for a company (*.pdf)

yuri_ide641imageClass 6. IDE 641

Techniques in Educational Evaluation
Grade: B
Professor: Nick Smith

Introduction to the basic concepts and procedures for conducting evaluations. Step-by-step guidelines for planning, implementing, managing, and evaluating service-oriented field evaluations. Focus on program-level evaluations within education. Design of an evaluation plan was the final project for the course.

Artifact: Final group project on improving music education at Skaneateles Middle School with professor’s comments (*.pdf)

yuri_ide712imageClass 7. IDE 712

Analysis for Human Performance Technology Decisions
Grade: A
Professor: Rob Pusch

Analytical techniques that can be used to determine if an educational or training program is the most appropriate solution in a variety of educational and business situations: Front-End Analysis (FEA), the way it is practiced in the industrial context, and its application to educational contexts. Human behavior and the role that instruction can have in changing human performance both on the job and in society.

Artifacts: (1) Final project on the performance problem in a language summer camp in Belarus (*.pdf). (2) Research paper on Gagné’s hierarchy learning (*.pdf) and a supporting presentation (*.pptx)

yuri_ide737imageClass 8. IDE 737

Advanced Instructional Design (Capstone Course) [online]
Grade: A
Professor: Tiffany Koszalka

Hands-on experience designing, developing, and critiquing instruction that effectively facilitates learning throughout all the different components of an instructional intervention, e.g., context setting, content delivery, content exploration, assessment. Two major products during this course: (1) an enhanced instructional unit, (2) documentation of our journey enhancing this instruction (including a set of criteria for evaluating any instructional material).

Artifacts: (1) Final project (storyboard) on improving the Spanish language teaching at Syracuse University (*.pdf). (2) Reflection journal used while taking the course with the professor’s comment (*.docx)

yuri_ide761imageClass 9. IDE 761

Strategies in Educational Project Management [online]
Grade: A
Professor: Tiffany Koszalka

Focus on aspects leading instruction and/or educational projects and of creating a project management plan. Management tactics, skills, procedures, and tools for planning and administering educational projects. Final product: a project plan designed by using a variety of project management tools and strategies.

Artifacts: (1) Final group project on designing a plan for converting face-to-face chemistry class to online (*.pdf), and an accompanying presentation (*.pptx), and narrative to the presentation (*.pdf) together with a 10-minute video explanation (YouTube). (2) Self-paced worksheet on the introduction to Project Management (*.pdf)

yuri_ide772imageClass 10. IDE 772

Educational Technology in International Settings [online]
Grade: A
Professor: Jing Lei

Exploration of the different ways that educational technology is understood and practiced, and educational innovation projects are planned and implemented, in different national and cultural contexts. The study of case examples of typical projects and proposal of appropriate solutions for the problems that these case examples illustrate.

Artifact: Final research paper (book chapter) on educational technologies in Perú (*.pdf)

practicum_picturePracticum. Fall 2016

Supervisor: Tiffany Koszalka

Implementing the process of instructional design as well as universal design principles to create educational materials and teaching and observing classes (with the focus on student engagement).

Artifacts: (1) Two checklists on creating multiple choice and true/false questions (*.pdf). (2) Tutorial on the origin of learning theories–general narrative (*.pdf), slides with a corresponding narrative (*.pdf), actual PowerPoint slides (*.pptx), and a video narrating the slides (YouTube). (3) Observation session summary example (*.pdf). (4) Lesson plan for teaching Spanish (*.pdf) with accompanying worksheet (*.pdf) and slides (*.pdf).

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