The full-time Immersion
Program is an option within the Instructional Design and Development
track of the Instructional Technology Master's program. The Immersion
Program is design to allow teams of 8-10 full-time students to immerse
themselves in several project-based experiences that require them
to utilize their instructional design, development, and management
skills through authentic practice.
The features of the
program include the following:
Different from a traditional
three-credit course model, the Immersion Program is composed of a
six-credit (per semester) authentic instructional design project.
In these projects, students learn to manage and solve complex instructional
issues related to effective instructional design much as they would
in the real world. Professors, instructors, and representatives from
the sponsoring organization support students through the project experience.
- Master's in Education/Instructional
Technology granted in three semesters of full-time student participation
- Participation in complex,
real world design projects
- A design team of 8-10
students initially unfamiliar with the problem, the setting, and
other team members
- The promotion of students'
positive interaction with a design team and support of their development
as independent learners
- Portfolio based assessment
of student represents individual accomplishments and contributions
to the design project
- Significantly funded tuition (up to 24 credits)
The Immersion Program
is designed to allow students to participate in at least two separate
project practicums, which allow for the opportunity for involvement
in multiple roles and the refinement of the design processes crucial
to this field of study. In addition to the two six-credit practicums,
students are expected to take fifteen credits of core requirements.