Course Description

Colloquium I examines issues, theory and practice shaping the field of instructional technology.  It is designed to focus on the knowledge base for instructional technologists. Students will engage in reviewing issues, identifying trends, debating theory application, and developing researchable questions.

Course Instructor

Florence Martin is an Associate Professor in Instructional Technology at the University of North Carolina, Wilmington. She has a doctorate degree in educational technology from Arizona State University. She has worked with University of Phoenix, Cisco Learning Institute, Intel and Arizona State University and has expertise in instructional design, performance technology, corporate training and distance learning. She is interested in the research areas of instructional elements, multimedia design and development, performance improvement, and digital visual literacy.


We will participate online on Webex and live face to face at the same time for all the sessions. If you prefer to come face to face, we will meet in EB 368. If you choose to connect Online, you can locate the webex linkwhen you login to BB9 (

The class will meet on specific Thursdays from 4:30 to 6:15 pm. Check the schedule page for more details.



MIT Program

The Master of Science degree in Instructional Technology (MIT) program provides advanced professional training for teachers and school technology coordinators; business and industry personnel such as executives, trainers, and human resource development employees; persons in the health care field; and community college instructors. The program focuses on the theory and practice of design and development, utilization, management, and evaluation of processes and resources for learning. It emphasizes product development and utilization of advanced technology and provides applied training in the total design, development, implementation, and evaluation of educational and training programs. For more details visit