ITMA Textbooks & Supplies

Beginning Fall 2014 ITMA courses will be changing. Below is the updated Textbook list for purchase, additional reading may be required in .pdf or ebook form.

Hardware & Software

Foundation of IDT

Reiser, R.,Dempsey, J. (2017). Trends and issues in instructional design and technology (4th ed.)Allyn and Bacon.(ISBN:978-0134235462)**,***


Theoretical Foundations of TEL

Woolfolk, A. (2015) Educational Psychology. (13th edition) Pearson. (ISBN: 978-0134229553)


Design for Learning

Note : this course replaced Principles of Instructional Design Spring 2013.

Dick, W., Carey, L, & Carey, J. O. (2014). The systematic design of instruction (8th ed.). Allyn and Bacon. (ISBN:978-0133783698) ** ,***

Mager, R.F. (1997). Preparing instructional objectives: A critical tool in the development of effective instruction (3rd ed.). The Center for Effective Performance Publishers. (ISBN 1879618036)


Program and Product Evaluation

Important: This book is available for free by using the Virginia Tech library.
Russ-Eft, D.,Preskill,H. (2009). Evaluation in organizations: A systematic approach to enhancing learning, performance, and change. New York,NY:Basic Books(ISBN:978-0465018666)***


Visual Literacy

None None

Applications of Digital Media


Access to an analog or digital video camera and editing software is required for this course. Please make sure that:

 1. it has firewire
 2. format of video camcorder is one of followings: Mini DV, DVD discs, Hard Disk Drives and Flash Memory Card.
 3. editing software comes with the camera. If not, please see the course website for editing software.

Distance Education

Simonson, M., Smaldino, S., Albright, M. J., and Zvacek, S. (Eds.) (2011). Teaching and Learning at a Distance: Foundations of Distance Education (5th edition). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall. (ISBN:0132487314) **, ***





Learning Message Design



Applied ID Theory


Purchases may be required
(see Note 2 ).

Applied ID Project:
Project & Report



IDT Portfolio










(1) You may be downloading free trial versions of software as part of the course requirements.

(2) ITMA students may purchase selected software at the same prices available to the VT community. For a list of Student software, please go to: and select Student Software. Instructions for "Extended Campus Students" are available in the ordering information for the selected software.

(3) ITMA students are encouraged to use the Virginia Tech library to search for articles and ebooks.

Textbooks can be purchased from the University Bookstore, Amazon, Barnes and Noble, etc.

Several of our textbooks are offered in e-book form:
** Available at
*** Kindle edition available


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