Tamkang University Dept. of Educational Technology

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Graduate curriculum

The graduate curriculum consists of three categories which include education theory, research methodology and technology application.

Degree Requirement
Requirements for a Master's degree in Educational Technology (M.Ed.): Students must complete 27 credits of course work, including 15 credits of required courses and 12 credits of elective courses. Students are also required to submit a written master's thesis completed under the supervision of a faculty member and pass an oral examination.

Graduate Courses: Master's Program

A1076 Educational Communications and Technology (3/0) 
Study of both processes and products of technology as applied to curriculum and instruction. Examination on the impact of instructional technology to date and its potential for the future will be discussed.

A1121 Learning Psychology (3/0) 
This course is addressed on the different aspects and processes of how human learns, including behaviorist views, social learning theory, cognitive views, memory, transfer, problem solving, and motivation, etc.

A1719 Needs Assessment (3/0) 
This course concerns with theory and practice of needs assessment. Case study is employed as a learning method. Students also work on needs assessment project in groups.

A1998 Instructional Strategies and Methods (3/0) 
This course concerns with the application of instructional strategies, technology, and group methods in classrooms with special attention devoted to the process of education.

A2018 Web-based Instruction and Learning (3/0) 
An introduction to instructional computing via the world wide web. Special emphasis given to using the WWW as a learning "with" technology, such as cognitive tools and constructivist learning environments. Literature reviews, e-course evaluation, and e-learning activities design are major tasks in this course.

A2298 Educational Systems Evaluation (3/0) 
A systematic investigation of input, process, output factors in educational system will be conducted. Evaluation models such as question/method oriented approach, improvement/accountability oriented approach, as well as social agenda directed approach will be discussed. Techniques and implementation strategies are also focused.

A1829 Seminar: Corporate Education and Training (3/0) 
Study of the principles and practices of modern management as applied to training program and the role and responsibilities of the training manager, including the analysis, design, implementation, evaluation, and marketing of training processes.

A2074 Computer Mediated Learning (3/0) 
his course explores different types of computer technology used to support learning. Course material includes theoretical and practical information. Projects demonstrating students' mastering of class knowledge are included.

T0081 Research Methods (3/0) 
This course discusses the procedures and methodology for conducting a research in education, including research question, defining variables, hypothesis testing, literature view, research design, writing a research proposal and paper.

A1785 Educational Statistics (0/3) 
Basic statistical concepts and applications. Important concepts include: population and sample, random sampling, normal distribution, and standard scores; applications include correlation and regression, the idea of hypothesis test, t-test, chi-square test, and analysis of variance.

A1635 Educational Testing and Measurement (0/3) 
This course discusses the principles of sound assessment as well as methods of testing and measurement in education, including as critical roles of assessment, varied assessment methods, and assessment applications.

A1996 Design of Computer-based Learning (0/3) 
Two major approaches to using computers in learning are addressed in this course: can learn "from" and learn "with" computers. Learners should capturing the design principles of tutorial, drill and practice, simulation, instructional game, as well as website after they accomplish this course.

A1870 Human-Computer Interface Design for Instruction(0/3) 
The goal of this course it to provide students with a critical appreciation and application of both technical and non-technical factors relevant to the design and development of human-computer interfaces within the context of a rich constructivist learning environment. Learners of this course will undertake high level cognitive tasks in and out of this class with a "learning by doing" pedagogy.

A1605 Human Resource Development (0/3) 
The entire field of HRD, from orientation and skills training to career development and organizational development will be discussed. In addition, related concepts, processes, and practices form the basis of successful HRD will be provided.

A2211 Distance education (0/3) 
This course is about the fundamental themes in the distance instruction, with an emphasis on knowledge relevant for web-based instructional design. Planning, analysis, design, development, implementation, and evaluation of distance instructional systems in educational setting will be discussed in this course.

A1672 Instructional Design (0/3) 
Models and theories of instructional design will be introduced and discussed for planning and developing instructional ( training ) programs. Completing an ISD project using any of ISD models is required to assure that students acquire the knowledge and skills essential to perform procedures of ISD successfully. 

A2173 Design and Development of Web-based Courseware (0/3) 
The purpose of this course is to provide opportunities for applying a systematic approach to designing web courseware of problem/project based learning. Learners should apply systemic approach to designing, developing and evaluating constructivism courseware for active learning.

A1999 Web-based Multimedia Design and Development (0/3) 
This course provides concept information and application in two areas: a) instructional and interface design theory, and b) skills of producing a web-based multimedia product.

A1996 Theory and design of Computer-based Learning (0/3) 
Survey of past, current and projected uses of computers in education. The course provides students with experience in using authoring languages and course development systems for producing interactive instructional materials.