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Graduate Course Proposal Form Submission Detail - EME6207

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Current Status: Approved by SCNS - 2013-02-01
Campus: Tampa
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

  1. 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 Email
    Ann Barron 8139741631

  2. 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



    Course Description

    This course focuses on the design and development of instructional and informational web sites.

  3. Justification

    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

  4. Other Course Information

    A. Objectives

    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

    Usability Report

    Marketing Report

    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.

    D. Textbooks

    E. Course Readings, Online Resources, and Other Purchases

    Web Style Guide by Lynch & Horton at

    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: (

    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. Its 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)

  5. 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

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