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Graduate Course Proposal Form Submission Detail - EME6053

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Current Status: Approved by SCNS - 2013-02-01
Campus: Tampa
Submission Type: New
Course Change Information (for course changes only): None.
Comments: to GC 12/3. For C&I M.Ed. - Sec Ed-IT Conc. Changes. Cleared 12/17. GC approved 12/17. to USF Sys 12/17, to SCNS 1/8/13. Approved eff 2/1/13


  1. Department and Contact Information

    Tracking Number Date & Time Submitted
    2892 2012-07-03
     
    Department College Budget Account Number
    Secondary Education ED 172400000
     
    Contact Person Phone Email
    Ann Barron 8139741631 barron@usf.edu

  2. Course Information

    Prefix Number Full Title
    EME 6053 Internet in Education

    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) R - Regular
     
    Abbreviated Title (30 characters maximum)
    Internet in Education
     
    Course Online? Percentage Online
    O - Online (100% online) 0

    Prerequisites

    Corequisites

    Course Description

    The course is completely online.Topics include: educational resources, copyright and safety issues, webpage construction (HTML), and evaluation of websites.


  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?

    Very high demand. As a Selected Topics course, it has been offered each semester (Spring, Summer & Fall), and it has filled every semester.

    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.)

    Extensive experience with Internet technologies, such as blogs, podcasts, webpages, and WebQuests. Experience implementing Internet-based technologies into an educational environment.


  4. Other Course Information

    A. Objectives

    Implement effective and efficient search techniques on the Internet

    Outline Fair Use and other copyright issues related to education

    Evaluate websites based on accuracy, authority, currency, and sponsor

    Create webpages using a web-based template

    Create webpages using basic HTML codes

    Design and development website with a GUI editor

    Optimize graphics and photographs for the web

    Evaluate WebQuests created for education

    Design and implement a WebQuest

    Produce an online blog and respond to blogs of peers

    Create an online quiz and/or interactive activity

    Produce an audio podcast and/or evaluate online podcasts for education

    Review filtering software options for education

    B. Learning Outcomes

    Students will be able to:

    Outline Fair Use and other copyright issues related to education

    Evaluate websites based on accuracy, authority, currency, and sponsor

    Create webpages using a web-based template

    Create webpages using basic HTML codes

    Design and development website with a GUI editor

    Optimize graphics and photographs for the web

    Evaluate WebQuests created for education

    Design and implement a WebQuest

    Produce an online blog and respond to blogs of peers

    Create an online quiz and/or interactive activity

    Produce an audio podcast and/or evaluate online podcasts for education

    Review filtering software options for education

    C. Major Topics

    Course Activities: The course consists of a set of ten activities that focus on various topics related to the appropriate integration of the Internet into educational environments. Each of these activities contains one or more evaluation products to be completed by the student.

    The activities consist of the following topics:

    Introduction to the Internet and the features of using Blackboard

    Copyright Issues and Techniques for Searching the Web

    Evaluation of Websites and Instructional Resources

    Creating Web Pages with Templates and Word

    Creating Web Pages with HTML

    Creating Web Pages with Web Page Editors

    WebQuests and Synchronous Communications

    Creating Online Rubrics and Quizzes

    AUPs, Podcasts, and Filtering Software

    Blogs, Wikis, and Interactive Activities

    D. Textbooks

    E. Course Readings, Online Resources, and Other Purchases

    There are no required textbooks or other resources for this course -- all materials are available online.

    F. Student Expectations/Requirements and Grading Policy

    The course grade will be based on the following criteria.

    A -- Successful completion of all course activities and quizzes (within the specified time limits) and a Final Course Project of high quality. The course project is optional and should demonstrate your understanding of telecommunications, as it relates to education. Possible projects include creating a WebQuest, a Web Lecture, or a Website for your school/class.

    B -- Successful completion of all course activities and online quizzes (within the specified time limits).

    C -- Successful completion of at least 80% of all course activities and online quizzes.

    G. Assignments, Exams and Tests

    Course Activities: The course consists of a set of eight activities that focus on various topics related to the appropriate integration of the Internet into educational environments. Each of these activities contains one or more evaluation products to be completed by the student.

    Quizzes: Two online quizzes that correspond to course material will be conducted. A score of 80% or better is required on the best of two tries.

    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,

    http://usfweb2.usf.edu/usfgc/ogc%20web/currentreg.htm)

    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. 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

    Instructional Technology (CCO)


  5. Course Concurrence Information

    Ph.D. in Second Language Acquisition/Instructional Technology

    Ed.s. in Curriculum & Instruction/Instructional Technology



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