Instructional Technology

Instructional Technology Program

Master of Science - Instructional Technology

Welcome to Instructional Technology at Texas A&M University -Texarkana. The Instructional Technology program explores the role that established and emerging technologies can play in improving education. Classes focus on the design, development, and implementation of effective instruction for a variety of audiences and settings, including K-12 schools, higher education, and training/professional development in business, industry, and government.

  • Texas A&M System has been preparing professional educators for 100 years
  • The program is fully online and can be completed in as little as 1 year
  • Classes focus on the design, development, and implementation of effective instruction for a variety of audiences and settings
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Featured Courses


ITED 511 - Teaching with Emerging Technologies

The Web 2.0 and other emerging learning technologies have the potential to provide effective and powerful learning environments in which learners can develop skills the information age require. This course explores innovative ways of utilizing emerging technologies to facilitate learning and to improve the way we teach. Topics include blogs, podcasts, wikis, online social networks, virtual worlds, and digital game-based learning.

ITED 521 - Instructional Multimedia Design and Development

This course prepares students to develop the ability to apply theories of multimedia learning and design principles to multimedia design and produce an effective Web-based multimedia lesson. It addresses theoretical foundations, principles of multimedia learning, multimedia design process, interface design, typography, graphic design, audio and video production, and instructional animations.

ITED 526 - Advanced Instructional Video Development.

This course teaches principles of instructional video development including designing for learning objectives, effective audio and lighting techniques, video recording and editing. It also explores effective use of video in the classroom or training setting. This

ITED 545 - Instructional Gamification Theory

Gamification is the application of game-design elements to non-game contexts to improve user engagement, social interaction, and competition towards mastering learning content. This course will introduce students to theories, frameworks and case studies that support gamification in education.

ITED 560 - Introduction to Web-Based Instructional Content Development

This course teaches principles and application of html and object-oriented programming (using JavaScript). Special attention is placed on fundamental programming techniques, concepts, and documentation as used in instructional software development.