Graduate Course Proposal Form Submission Detail - EME6207
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Approved by SCNS
Submission Type: New
Course Change Information (for course changes only):
Comments: to GC 12/3. For C&I M.Ed. - Sec Ed-IT Conc. Changes. GC approved 12/3/12. to Sys 12/4/12. to SCNS 12/12/12. Approved eff 2/1/13
- Department and Contact Information
Tracking Number Date & Time Submitted 2887 2012-06-25 Department College Budget Account Number Secondary Education ED 172400000 Contact Person Phone Ann Barron 8139741631 firstname.lastname@example.org
- Course Information
Prefix Number Full Title EME 6207 Web Design Is the course title variable? N Is a permit required for registration? N Are the credit hours variable? N Is this course repeatable? If repeatable, how many times? 0 Credit Hours Section Type Grading Option 3 C - Class Lecture (Primarily) - Abbreviated Title (30 characters maximum) Web Design Course Online? Percentage Online O - Online (100% online) 0
This course focuses on the design and development of instructional and informational web sites.
A. Please briefly explain why it is necessary and/or desirable to add this course.
Needed for program/concentration/certificate change
B. What is the need or demand for this course? (Indicate if this course is part of a required sequence in the major.) What other programs would this course service?
High -- this course has been offered as a Selected Topics course. It is a very popular course/topic area for students in the Instructional Technology program (at the Master's, Ed.S., and Ph.D. levels). It is also required for one of the Graduate Certificates in Instructional Technology.
C. Has this course been offered as Selected Topics/Experimental Topics course? If yes, how many times?
Yes, 3 or more times
D. What qualifications for training and/or experience are necessary to teach this course? (List minimum qualifications for the instructor.)
Expertise with web design and development
- Other Course Information
Describe the characteristics of various approaches/strategies employed on websites
Optimize graphics for web delivery
Recognize effective techniques for web navigation
Implement effective visual elements into webpage design
Employ appropriate writing style for web delivery
Design a website using a GUI authoring tool
Implement techniques to create a website that is accessible to all users
Design a website that is appropriate for a global audience
Recognize technical issues related to multimedia delivery on the web
Research information related to web design
Create a marketing report that outlines recommendations for optimizing the a website for the search engines
Conduct a usability study for a website and write a usability report
Evaluate web-based training and e-learning sites
B. Learning Outcomes
Design and development of webpages
Evaluation of webpages
Final Project (website for client)
C. Major Topics
Topics include writing for the web, design of visual elements, usability issues, interactivity, multimedia, accessibility, globalization, and marketing. Students will evaluate websites, create and alter web pages, and conduct usability studies.
E. Course Readings, Online Resources, and Other Purchases
Web Style Guide by Lynch & Horton at http://webstyleguide.com/wsg3/index.html
F. Student Expectations/Requirements and Grading Policy
Activities 70 points
Quizzes 20 points
Final Project 10 points
TOTAL 100 points
G. Assignments, Exams and Tests
H. Attendance Policy
Course Attendance at First Class Meeting – Policy for Graduate Students: For structured courses, 6000 and above, the College/Campus Dean will set the first-day class attendance requirement. Check with the College for specific information. This policy is not applicable to courses in the following categories: Educational Outreach, Open University (TV), FEEDS Program, Community Experiential Learning (CEL), Cooperative Education Training, and courses that do not have regularly scheduled meeting days/times (such as, directed reading/research or study, individual research, thesis, dissertation, internship, practica, etc.). Students are responsible for dropping undesired courses in these categories by the 5th day of classes to avoid fee liability and academic penalty. (See USF Regulation – Registration - 4.0101,
Attendance Policy for the Observance of Religious Days by Students: In accordance with Sections 1006.53 and 1001.74(10)(g) Florida Statutes and Board of Governors Regulation 6C-6.0115, the University of South Florida (University/USF) has established the following policy regarding religious observances: (http://usfweb2.usf.edu/usfgc/gc_pp/acadaf/gc10-045.htm)
In the event of an emergency, it may be necessary for USF to suspend normal operations. During this time, USF may opt to continue delivery of instruction through methods that include but are not limited to: Blackboard, Elluminate, Skype, and email messaging and/or an alternate schedule. It’s the responsibility of the student to monitor Blackboard site for each class for course specific communication, and the main USF, College, and department websites, emails, and MoBull messages for important general information.
I. Policy on Make-up Work
No incomplete grades will be awarded without extenuating, documented circumstances, such as death in the family or extended illness. If you request an Incomplete you will be assigned the grade that you have currently earned, which will be updated when you complete the requirements of the course. If you do not update this grade within the specified time period, you will automatically be assigned this grade. If you believe that there is a possibility that you may not be able to complete the requirements and your current grade is not acceptable, then you should officially withdraw from the course.
J. Program This Course Supports
M. Ed. in Instructional Technology (CCO)
- Course Concurrence Information
Ph.D. in Second Language Acquisition/Instructional Technology (elective)
Ed.s. in Instructional Technology (SIT) - elective
Ph.S. in Instructional Technology (DIT) - elective