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Ph.D. Program

Description

The ID&T program at the Darden College of Education provides students with a solid grounding in instructional design, cognitive theory and research to meet these challenges. Our wide variety of course offerings is designed to give the graduate a strong background in both the theory and practice of the field. All students will study the following: 

  • Instructional Design 
  • Instructional Message Design 
  • Distance Education 
  • Evaluation & Assessment 
  • Design of Technology-Mediated Instruction
  • Human Performance Technology 
  • Quantitative and Qualitative Research 

The ID&T provides the flexibility to pursue individual interests. The rigorous ID&T course of study prepares graduates for a future in instructional technology in a variety of venues. 

The PhD Handbook and the Doctoral Plan of Work provide specific details on the program and requirements.

Structure of the PhD Program (60 Hours)

ID&T Core Courses (21 hours)

Prefix

Number

Title

IDT

801

ID &T Seminar

IDT

849

Instructional Systems Design

IDT

810

Trends and Issues in Contemporary Instructional Design

IDT

760/860

Cognition and Instructional Design

IDT

773/873

Advanced Instructional Design Techniques

IDT

751/851

Computer-Based Multimedia Design

IDT

730/830

Principles and Practice of Human Performance Technology

 

Research Core (15 hours)

Prefix

Number

Title

FOUN

823

Analysis of variance applied to research

FOUN

812

Advanced Research Design and Analysis

FOUN

814

Qualitative Research Design

IDT

725/825

Human Performance Assessment

IDT

879

 Research Residency

 

Instructional Design Concentration (9 hours)

Design & Theory

Prefix

Number

Title

IDT

748/848

Instructional Product Evaluation

IDT

761/861

Applied Instructional Design

IDT

763/863

Instructional Design Theory

IDT

746/846

Foundations of Distance Education

IDT

764/864

Instructional Message Design: Theories and Research

IDT

788/888

Internship/practicum

IDT

742/842

Task Analysis Methods


 Technology

Prefix

Number

Title

ECI

735/835

Technology in Education: Instructional/Administrative Usage

IDT

715/815

Management of technology resources in the classroom

IDT

752/852

Diffusion/Adoption of Technology Innovations

IDT

756/856

Instructional Gaming: Theories and Practice

IDT

755/855

Theory and Design of Instructional Simulations

IDT

775/875

Designing online instruction


 Human Performance Technology

Prefix

Number

Title

IDT

739/839

Needs Analysis and Assessment  

IDT

737/837

Consulting skills for instructional designers

IDT

735/835

Knowledge management

 

Capstone Courses (15 hours)

Prefix

Number

Title

FOUN

881

Dissertation Seminar

SEPS

899

Dissertation

 

Links to Materials: 

PhD Handbook for the College of Education 

ID&T Appendix

Plan of Work

Students who enter the program in the Fall of 2011 or later must use the New Doctoral Plan of Work. Students admitted prior to Fall 2011 may change to this plan of work. A student who converts from the previous plan of work cannot revert back.

Contact:

Dr. Gary Morrison
gmorriso@odu.edu
757-683-6275