Apply to USF Now | Graduate Admissions | Events & Workshops | Giving to the Office of Graduate Studies

Graduate Course Proposal Form Submission Detail - EME6055

Edit function not enabled for this course.

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. to USF Sys 12/4; to SCNS 12/12/12. Approved eff 2/1/13

  1. Department and Contact Information

    Tracking Number Date & Time Submitted
    2895 2012-07-05
    Department College Budget Account Number
    Secondary Education ED 172400000
    Contact Person Phone Email
    Yiping Lou 8139747886

  2. Course Information

    Prefix Number Full Title
    EME 6055 Current Trends in Instructional Technology

    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)
    Current Trends Instruct Tech
    Course Online? Percentage Online
    O - Online (100% online) 0



    Course Description

    Development of concepts, strategies, and materials for the use of computer technology in the enhancement of instruction. The course explores the impact that computer technology can have on the nature of the teaching/learning process.

  3. Justification

    A. Please briefly explain why it is necessary and/or desirable to add this course.

    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?

    This course provides an important introduction to the field of instructional technology for students in M.Ed.,Ed.S., Ph.D. in Instructional Technology and Ph.D. students in other education majors who are interested in the use of technology in education.

    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.)

    A completed Ph.D. in instructional technology with expert knowledge in the history, theory and models of learning and instructional design, as well as current trends in the application of emerging technology in education and training.

  4. Other Course Information

    A. Objectives

    Upon completion of this course a student is expect to be able to: 1. Understand and discuss the history of IT, major learning and instructional theories and models; 2. Become familiar with and be able to critically discuss and evaluate current trends of IT practices based on learning theories and instructional models; 3. Develop skills in exploring and learning to use emerging technologies; 4. Apply learning and instructional theories and models in designing technology-integrated instructional and learning activities.

    B. Learning Outcomes

    Critique and evaluation of technology-supported instructional lesson plans and learning activities; Design and development of multimedia instructional activities; Position paper on the future of technology-supported teaching and learning.

    C. Major Topics

    The topics will include but are not limited to the following based on participating students' interests and increasing varieties of emerging technologies:

    1. Course overview and introduction to IT

    2. IT history and instructional design models

    3. Theories and models of learning and instruction

    4. Motivation, knowledge management and informal learning

    5. Web 2.0., apps and mobile learning

    6. Games and learning

    7. Learning in the virtual world

    8. Geospatial technologies and their applications in education

    9. Ethical issues with emerging technologies

    10. Future trends

    D. Textbooks

    E. Course Readings, Online Resources, and Other Purchases

    Additional readings are provided on the course website during the semester. Examples of additional readings and resources: Merrill, D. (2007). A task-centered instructional strategy. Journal of Research on Technology in Education, 40 (1), 33-50; Clark, Ruth and Richard Mayer (2002). E-Learning and the Science of Instruction: Proven Guidelines for Consumers and Designers of Multimedia Learning. Jossey-Bass Pfeiffer; Florida Educational Technology Integration Matrix

    F. Student Expectations/Requirements and Grading Policy

    • Discussion participation on readings (25%)

    • Individual and small group exploration and evaluation of emerging technologies and their applications in k-12, higher education or work place training (50%)

    • Presentation (5%)

    • Exam (10%)

    • Final paper (10%)

    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. 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)

  5. Course Concurrence Information

    Ed.S. in Instructional Technology: Elective; Ph.D. in Instructional Technology: Elective; Ph.D. in Second Language Acquisition / Instructional Technology: Elective; Florida Digital/Virtual Educator Certificate program: Elective.

- if you have questions about any of these fields, please contact or