Tamkang University Dept. of Educational Technology

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Under-Graduate

Corse Description

The undergraduate curriculum is made up of 3 main areas, including theory and method in educational technology, e-content development, as well as project development and applications. Each area constitutes core courses and advanced elective courses. The graduate curriculum consists of three categories which include theory and research in educational technology, applications of e-learning, and project management and evaluation.


Degree Requirement
Requirements for a Bachelor’s degree in Educational Technology (B.Ed.): Students must complete at least 142 credits of course work, including university required general education (31 credits) and professional education (79 credits) of Educational Technology. Professional education provided by the Department includes required courses (58 credits) and elective courses (21 credits). These professional courses include educational theories, instructional material design, digital media production, training and evaluation.

Undergraduate Corses

A1076 Educational communications and technology (3/0) 
Survey of educational communications media and technology; characteristics of media, the teaching-learning process, technology evaluation and utilization of media teaching

A0875 Photography (3/0) 
The visual design fundamentals. This course introduces basic photographic theories and principles of compositions. In this class, students will also have opportunities to practices basic picture-taking as well as digital image processing skills.

A1914 Audio Production (3/0) 
Hands-on experiences on producing audio projects. Practices include program design, lab operations, and post-productions. In addition, this course will spend several weeks on introducing fundamentals of classical and popular music.

A2273 Programs Design/Practice (一) 
(3/0) The course concerns with the basic training of programming language, and writing the programs of simple computer games, such that students can write programs to implement instructional materials.

Graphic design (0/3) 
This course educates students in the art and science of visual communication. Graphic designers combine the human factor and technology with aesthetics in the production of typographics, signage, publications, identity systems, packaging, film graphics, posters, computer interface design, and other forms of communication.

COMPUTER GRAPHIC ANIMATION (0/3) 
This course will focus on the essential understanding of how computers and traditional animation techniques co-exist. Students will study and practice how to move their animation to the computer for production

Programs Design/Practice (二) (0/3) 
After the basic training of programming languages, the course concerns with writing applications of database and programs of computer games, such that students can write programs to implement instructional materials.

A1370 Instructional theories (2/0) 
This is a course introducing essential learning theories and teaching strategies. Students will also have chances practicing how to utilize teaching strategies and learning theories in their teaching as the class proceeds.

A1627 Instructional design (3/0) 
This is a course introducing the concept, models, steps, and function of instructional design. Students will have chance to do a real case in this class.

A2014 Design and Development of Web-based Instruction (3/0) 
This course focuses two major areas: learning to construct website(s) using HTML and understanding the basic theories and principles of creating instructional web environment.

A1721 The skills of Presentation (2/0) 
This course concerned with the selecting a topic and purpose, analyzing the audience, organizing the body of the speech, using visual aids, methods of persuade and speaking on special occasions.

A1916 Educational Training(3/0) 
The principles and components of a systems approach to the design of human resource development and vocational/technical programs. This course concerned with needs and task analysis, instructional objectives, design and development of course components, and program evaluation in business and industrial training.

A1920 Programs Writing (2/2) 
The course concerns with the basic training of programming language, and writing the programs of computer games connected with database, such that students can write programs to implement instructional materials.

A2015 Desktop Digital Video Editing (3/0) 
This course student will learn the basic film making concept and the skills required for entry level non-linear digital editing in the post-production environment

A1717 Instructional strategies and methods (0/2) 
The application of techniques, group methods in classrooms with special attention devoted to the process of instruction. Emphasis is placed on practical application of classroom instruction.

A1635 Educational testing and measurement (0/2) 
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.

A1721 The skills of Presentation (2/0) 
This course concerned with the selecting a topic and purpose, analyzing the audience, organizing the body of the speech, using visual aids, methods of persuade and speaking on special occasions.

A1916 Educational Training(3/0) 
The principles and components of a systems approach to the design of human resource development and vocational/technical programs. This course concerned with needs and task analysis, instructional objectives, design and development of course components, and program evaluation in business and industrial training.

A1920 Programs Writing (2/2) 
The course concerns with the basic training of programming language, and writing the programs of computer games connected with database, such that students can write programs to implement instructional materials.

A2015 Desktop Digital Video Editing (3/0) 
This course student will learn the basic film making concept and the skills required for entry level non-linear digital editing in the post-production environment

A1717 Instructional strategies and methods (0/2) 
The application of techniques, group methods in classrooms with special attention devoted to the process of instruction. Emphasis is placed on practical application of classroom instruction.

A1635 Educational testing and measurement (0/2) 
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.

A1412 Computers in education(0/2) 
This course develops proficiency in computer applications and classroom software; teaches principles and specific ideas for appropriate, responsible, and ethical computer use to make teaching and learning more effective.

A1915 Adult Psychology (0/3) 
An overview of physical, intellectual, moral, and social aspects of adulthood is provided. Strategies intended to enhance formal and informal learning activities of adults are discussed.

A1921 Training Delivery and Techniques (0/2) 
Various delivery systems and creative techniques of corporate training will be introduced, such as assessment center, OJT、JIT、OJ training, CBT EPSS, distant training, job-aids etc. in order to educate students become better-equipped trainers.

A1923 Introduction to 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.

A1207 Evaluation of Instruction (0/3) 
Introduce the concepts and procedures for evaluating the whole instructional process, including instructional design, instructional content, teacher performance, and instructional media. Activities include classroom presentation of self-designed instructional unit and various evaluation methods.

A2278 Applications of Computer in Education (0/2) 
This course will discuss the currents issues regarding computers integration in the classroom, including computer literacy, computer with learning, computer indolence, ethics, computers applications in each subject matter, 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

A1588 Sociology of Education(2/0) 
The main purposes of this course are:(1)to help students to understand the meaning of Sociology of Education and its major theories;(2) to introduce the relationship between education and society; to use the sociological concept analysis method to solve the educational problem;(3)to understand the school culture;(4)to understand the ethics of the campus to promote a better interpersonal relationship in schools.

A1870 Message and Interface Design (3/0) 
This course is both "hands-on" and "heads-engaged." Learners should function as instructional designers using digital technologies as tools for analyzing learning needs of real world clients, accessing and interpreting domain knowledge, organizing and designing text, graphics, video, and/or animation information for presentation as well as web-based learning materials.

A1605 Human Resource Development (3/0) 
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.

A2016 Multimedia authoring system(3/0)  
This course provide the guide and exercise of using Director, students will learn how to apply this software and integrate other digital materials into the product of Director as well.

A1918 New Technology for Learning and Training (2/0) 
One goal of this course is to provide an introduction to new technology as it bears on learning and training practices. Different types of digital media technologies and reflectively and critically examination of the impact of technologies on the way we communicate with others form the major content of this course.

A2017 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.

A1636 Human Relations and Communication (0/2) 
With introductions of various theories, examples and analyses to help students learn human relationships and communication skills, to indicate into daily life to create good human interactions.

A1590 Curriculum Development (0/2) 
A systematic process of developing curriculum, including goal setting, objective definition, content analysis, resources allocation, teaching strategies, as well as implementation and evaluation will be discussed. Especially, new trend such as integrated curriculum and innovative teaching will be strongly focused.

A2019 Educational Statistics (0/2) 
Statistical methods for acquiring and analyzing research data. Students must have had basic statistical concepts. Emphasizing in empirical methods, and experimental designer.

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.

A1997 Learner in Adult Education and Life long learning(0/3) 
The Learner in Adult Education and Life long learning Course is examined from young adulthood to death. Emphasis given to understanding the effect this knowledge has on the teaching-learning process in adult education and to how adult education programs are designed to serve the uniqueness demanded by adult learning situations.

A2075 Project Management and Evaluation (3/0) 
This course concerned with the management techniques for effective projects. Case studies are analyzed for application of project management techniques. Computer management tools are explored.

A2176 Performance Technology (3/0) 
A systematic process linking business goals and strategies with the workforce responsible for achieving the goals will be introduced. Human performance technology model including stages like performance analysis, cause analysis, intervention selection and design, and intervention implementation and change will be investigated intensively.

A2174 Management of media resources center (3/0) 
Problems of design and development of mediated learning systems and instructional resource centers. Planning, organizing, budgeting media support systems.

A2177 Internet Programming for Multimedia Applications 
(3/0) The course concerns with two parts, one is to operate the software about Multimedia System Design, and the other is to write programs in ASP, such that students can design and implement interactive/dynamic Multimedia Applications on Internet.

A2175 Research Methods in Education (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.

A1724 Practicum in educational technology (0/3) 
This course is a special course of study to meet current needs of educational professionals. The student shall engage in a semester-long, planned, instructional activity that shall finish the real project related to CAI, WBI, or training programs under supervision. Planning shall be done with the adviser and/or the member of the faculty who will supervise the experience.

A2179 Introduction to Information Technology (0/3) 
This course emphasizes the theories and practices of various computing technologies used in education. Topics include distance education, web-based instruction, computer literacy, and potential problems in learning with technology.

A2178 Organizational Development (0/3) 
A process that applies behavioral science knowledge and practices to help organizations achieve greater effectiveness, including increased financial performance and improved quality of work life will be investigated comprehensively. Moreover, concepts like change management and knowledge management will be discussed.

A1919The resources of Educational Networks (0/2) 
The course concerns with the techniques of making resources of Internet, and design lively educational resources through the integration of multimedia software and databases

A1606 Diffusion of Educational Innovations (3/0) 
The purpose of this course is to convey several aspects regarding to implementation of educational innovations. Several models of diffusion of educational innovations will be investigated. Particularly, elements relating to the innovation decision process including knowledge, persuasion, decision, implementation and confirmation stages will be discussed comprehensively. Concern-Based Adoption Model and change management will also be studied. 

A2176 Performance Technology (3/0)
After the instruction, Students will be able to define the purposes and functions of performance technology, Analyze organization's performance problems and identify their causes, Design instructional and non-instructional performance improvement interventions to solve organization's performance problems, define the steps and critical components of the implementation of performance improvement intervention, Evaluate the effectiveness of performance improvement interventions.