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    Online Master of Science Degree in Instructional Technology and Distance Education

    INSTITUTION INFORMATION Institutional Accreditation: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Program Accreditation: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) Institutional Membership(s): SOC Program Membership(s): SOCAD . PROGRAM DETAILS Program Information: Master of Science - Master's Enrollment: 250 seats total Application Deadline: Open How Students and Instructors Communicate: Chat Room, E-mail, Online Assignment Submission, Threaded Discussion Board, Campus Visits Subject: Education METHOD OF COURSE INSTRUCTION

    The program is delivered primarily through internet

    Supplemental delivery formats include internet

    This course uses WebCT

    The Instructional Technology and Distance Education (ITDE) Program provides skills in distance education, instructional media, instructional technology, instructional design, and training. This program is designed for the working professional who wishes to improve his/her teaching and training skills and/or the working professional who wishes to become an instructional designer, trainer, e-learning specialist, and/or media professional. Classes are taught using a blended approach, which involves distance delivered instruction and face to face instruction on a long weekend during the term. Successful graduates obtain positions of leadership in education and training.


    Required Courses (33 credit hours)
    Core Seminars
    EDD 9100 - Leadership (6 Cr)
    EDD 9300 - Methods of Inquiry (6 Cr)
    (The required core seminars are offered in a blended, on-site, cluster-based format. For those students desiring only an online delivery format, the core seminars may also be taken online.)
    Core Courses
    EDD 7005 - Instructional Media (3 Cr)
    EDD 7007 - Principles of Distance Education (3 Cr)
    EDD 8001 - Instructional Design (3 Cr)
    EDD 8008 - Principles of Instructional Technology (3 Cr)
    EDD 8012 - Managing & Evaluating Instructional Technology & Distance Education (3 Cr)
    EDD 8123 - Advanced Applications in ITDE (3 Cr)
    EDD 6000 - Reflective Portfolio in ITDE (3 Cr)
    Continuing Services:
    ITDE 6016 - Master抯 Extension (0 Cr)

    Students are provided university computer accounts but must have an active account with an Internet service provider. Students may use either an IBM-compatible PC or Apple/Macintosh computer. The university accounts allow access to certain databases, Forums, ESET, and other programs. The following are minimum requirements. Individual professors may have additional software and hardware requirements, depending on the course. Such additional requirements will be posted well before the start of the term. IBM-compatible PC Pentium 200 MMX processor or higher, Pentium III/4 processor recommended; 64 Megabytes of RAM (128MB or higher preferred); CD-ROM; 20GB hard drive (30GB or higher preferred); SVGA (1024 x 768) or higher display; Full Duplex Sound card with speakers/headphones and microphone; Windows Operating System; 56 kb Modem (or faster) Internet connection through an account on an ISP, or a network connection to the Internet. Macintosh PowerPC 120Mhz processor or higher, G4 processor recommended; 64 Megabytes of RAM (128MB or higher preferred); CD-ROM; 20GB hard drive (30GB or higher preferred); 1024 x 768 or higher display resolution, thousands of colors; Full Duplex Sound with a microphone; System 8.6 or higher operating system; 56 kb Modem (or faster) Internet connection through an account on an ISP, or a network connection to the Internet. Software Netscape 4.75 or higher, or Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.0 or higher. Proprietary browser versions (those not downloaded directly from Netscape or Microsoft) may not work reliably with the school抯 systems; Adobe Acrobat Reader 5.0; Microsoft Office 2000 (or higher) (If you use other office type programs, some professors may require you to convert your files to a MS-Office compatible format for online submission.) Your connection to the internet must not initiate from behind a firewall. Any other operating system may be used (e.g. Linux) but must support the software specified here.
    Services provided to online students include academic advising and counseling, registration, technology, thesis, independent study, cross-registration, transfer of credit, orientation, financial, graduation, and other services typically provided to on-campus students. Students may reach the program office staff by telephone during regular business hours, and by email and the Web 24 hours per day. The university抯 Help Desk provides advice and support regarding the program抯 online learning environment and it provides a 1-800 number for the resolution of student problems. The Help Desk hours of operation are extensive (21 hours per day during the week and 14 hours per day on weekends), which makes it available to online students regardless of time zones.

    The library system provides off-campus students almost all of the library services available to on-campus students. Its online catalog, NovaCat, is accessible to students wherever they may be located. The library system provides access to more than 10 million volumes and 200 subscription databases. It provides online access to a variety of full-text resources including 20,000 unduplicated full-text journals, 260,000 dissertations, 70,000 ERIC ED documents, and 27,000 ebooks. Students may request delivery of books and other documents to their homes or offices. Requests can be made via online forms or fax. Journal articles can be mailed, faxed, or scanned and accessed digitally from the student's desktop. These services are provided by the library抯 Document Delivery Department, which can be reached by toll-free phone, email, or via the web. Students can request up to 25 free documents per week while they are enrolled. Print materials sent to students in the United States are sent by first-class mail. Print materials sent to international students are sent via DHL when necessary. Students also may call the library抯 reference desk at 800-541-6682, ext. 4613 for reference information, advice on research strategies and resources, and suggestions on other library resources that may be of use. The desk is staffed 90 hours per week. To send questions after hours: refdesk@nova.edu. The university抯 website provides instructions on the use of the library. Services for online students are provided according to the following schedule:

    昉rogram, course, and student center websites: 24 hours a day, seven days a week

    昄ibrary: Access catalog, request books, journal articles, and other documents: 24 hours a day, seven days a week

    昄ibrary Reference Desk: Monday-Friday: 8a.m.�m.; Saturday: 9a.m.�m.; and Sunday: 9a.m.�.m.

    昈nline threaded discussion boards: 24 hours a day, seven days a week

    旳ssignment submission: 24 hours a day, seven days a week

    旵hat rooms: 24 hours a day, seven days a week

    昗hite boards: 24 hours a day, seven days a week

    昇SU Help Desk Hours: Monday to Friday 7a.m.�m. EST/EDT; Saturday and Sunday 9a.m.�.m. EST/EDT

    旻inancial aid: Apply online 24 hours a day, seven days a week; Office: normal business hours.

    昑extbook ordering: 24 hours a day, seven days a week

    昉rogram office and student advisors: Normal business hours; other times by appointment

    昈nline orientation: 24 hours a day, seven days a week

    昈nline Help: 24 hours a day, seven days a week

    旸ownloadable documents and software: 24 hours a day, seven days a week
    The Office of Student Financial Assistance administers the university抯 financial aid programs of grants, loans, scholarships, and student employment and provides professional financial advisers to help students plan for the most efficient use of their financial resources for education. In order to participate in financial aid programs, a student must be admitted into a university program and must be a citizen, a national, or a permanent resident of the United States, or be in the United States for other than a temporary purpose. A prospective student who requires financial assistance must apply for financial aid while he or she is a candidate for admission. Students/applicants may apply for financial aid online. For additional information or application forms call 800-806-3680 or 954-262-3380. To continue financial aid, at a minimum, enrolled students must demonstrate satisfactory academic progress toward a stated educational objective in accordance with the university抯 policy on satisfactory progress for financial aid recipients.

    Any student admitted provisionally is not eligible for financial aid. Provisionally admitted students are permitted to register for one term and must meet requirements for full admission status by the 90th day of the first term of enrollment or further registration will not be permitted.


    Applicants must meet the admission requirements published for the program which include a bachelor抯 degree from a regionally-accredited institution with a GPA of at least 2.5.

    Students must earn a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 (B average) or above in the first three required courses in the degree program.
    Students must fulfill the following graduation requirements:
    Attend and pass all core seminars and core courses (30 credits)
    Successfully complete:
    Portfolio for ITDE (3 credits)

    Be current in all tuition, fees, and miscellaneous charges (including books).

    Total requirements: 33 credit hours (all requirements must be completed within five years from the date of the beginning of the term of entry).

    Commencement Ceremony Requirements:

    Students must satisfy all NSU, FSEHS and Program requirements including degree conferral prior to June 1st of the same year in order to participate in commencement ceremony.
    Students are provided academic and administrative support by the Instructional Technology and Distance Education Program Office and the faculty of the Fischler School of Education and Human Services. The program office coordinates the scheduling of faculty and courses, provides advisement to students, organizes registration, and monitors student progress. Students may reach the Instructional Technology and Distance Education Program Office through email and telephone.
    Request for transfer of credit must occur at the time of application.
    A maximum of six semester hours of credit will be considered for transfer if the credit was earned within the three calendar years of request for transfer.
    If the credit was earned as a matriculated student in a Master抯 Program at a regionally accredited university, and if the contact of the courses requested for transfer is equivalent to the study area courses in the program. This request should include an explanation and related course description(s).
    Courses transferred for credit must be at the grade of A or B, or equivalent. No credit for experiential learning or other forms of advanced standing will granted.
    Applicants who wish to request evaluation of prior coursework for consideration as transfer credit should note this on their application, send course descriptions, and request that official transcripts be sent to the Enrollment Processing Services Department (EPS).
    Current Master抯 candidates should request and receive prior written approval from the office of the Associate Dean of Doctoral Programs before enrolling in any other institution抯 courses that are intended to be submitted for transfer credit.
    Registration Eligibility (all three conditions MUST be met):
    1. Student is provisionally/fully admitted
    2. Student is considered in good academic standing,
    3. Registration is open
    Students will be required to attend an on-campus Doctoral Studies Orientation (DSO) at the outset of their master抯 program. This one and one half (l-l/2) day seminar (Friday and Saturday) conducted at the North Miami Beach and Davie campuses, includes hands-on orientation to technology, distance/electronic library services, applied research workshops, orientation to concentrations and to student services including bookstore, financial aid, student ID抯, etc. Students should register for DSO 8000 prior to beginning their first master抯 course. For additional information, please visit the DSO website.
    Applicants must hold a bachelor抯 degree from an accredited institution with a minimum 2.5 GPA.


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