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Graduate Course Proposal Form Submission Detail - EME6215

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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 12/17/12; to USF Sys 12/17/12; to SCNS 1/8/13. Approved eff 2/1/13


  1. Department and Contact Information

    Tracking Number Date & Time Submitted
    2905 2012-07-26
     
    Department College Budget Account Number
    Secondary Education ED 172400000
     
    Contact Person Phone Email
    Ann Barron 8319741631 barron@usf.edu

  2. Course Information

    Prefix Number Full Title
    EME 6215 Instructional Graphics

    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)
    Instructional Graphics
     
    Course Online? Percentage Online
    C - Face-to-face (0% online) 0

    Prerequisites

    Corequisites

    Course Description

    Advance knowledge and application of the principles underlying the design and use of graphics in instructional settings.


  3. Justification

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

    Needed for accreditation

    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?

    Strong demand. It has been offered once a year as a Special Topics course. It will continue to be offered at least once a year.

    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.)

    Experience and expertise with the design and development of instructional images, graphics, and animations.


  4. Other Course Information

    A. Objectives

    In this course, students will draw upon multiple disciplines: (1) human cognition, (2) instructional design, and (3) graphic design to achieve the following objectives:

    Take effective photos

    Edit images

    Produce instructional booklets

    Create educational animations

    B. Learning Outcomes

    •Describe cognitive principles underlying image interpretation and understanding

    •Describe the design elements of instructional graphics

    •Analyze human performance problems

    •Design instructional graphics solutions to address the human performance problems

    •Create and edit digital images/photos

    •Create and edit job aids comprised of images/photos and text

    •Create and edit instructional booklets

    •Create and edit graphical web interfaces

    •Create and edit instructional animations

    C. Major Topics

    •Week One: Course Intro -- Cognition & Image Interpretation

    •Week Two: Cognition, continued -- Cameras & Photography

    •Week Three: Design & Development Processes -- Photo Editing

    •Week Four: Analyzing Performance Problems -- Assembling Images in Photoshop

    •Week Five: Visual Communication Theories -- Photoshop – Filters, Actions

    •Week Six: Elements of Design -- Designing Instructional Booklets

    •Week Seven: Designing Booklets, continued -- Data Presentation & Interpretation

    •Week Eight: Data Presentation & Interpretation, continued

    •Week Nine: Designing Web Interfaces & Embedding Visuals

    •Week Ten: Designing Web Interfaces, continued

    •Week Eleven: Animation (overview) -- Storyboarding

    •Week Twelve: Motion Tweening -- Shape Tweening -- Importing Multimedia

    •Week Thirteen: Creating & Scripting Buttons

    •Week Fourteen: Project Work

    •Week Fifteen: Course Exam

    D. Textbooks

    No textbook is required; students use online readings.

    E. Course Readings, Online Resources, and Other Purchases

    Text: Required readings available online

    Materials: 4GB+ USB storage device (iPod, thumb drive, etc)

    F. Student Expectations/Requirements and Grading Policy

    There are seven assignment and participation requirements for the course. They are:

    IGA1 Photo Capture & Editing (10%): take a series of color photographs with varying backgrounds and edit them using Photoshop.

    IGA2 Job Performance Aid (10%): design a color display, (using Photoshop) illustrating how to use a particular device (e.g., digital camera or other multivariable device). The completed work will print onto an 8.5x11 paper.

    IGA3 Instructional Booklet (20%): produce an 8.5x11 booklet, 8-pages in length, to be used in the classroom or on the job (e.g., orientation manuals, instructional guides, etc). The booklet will be designed using Adobe’s InDesign software

    IGA4 Web Interface Design (10%): Use Adobe Dreamweaver and Photoshop to design and produce attractive and highly usable graphical Web interfaces.

    IGA5 Animation (25%): Using Adobe Flash, you will create an animated sequence illustrating complex logistical and/or scientific process or workflow. Your animation will last 1-2 minutes and will contain interactive elements to engage learners.

    IGA6 Course Exam (15%): traditional multiplechoice and short answer exam worth a total of 30 points. The content will cover all of the topics addressed in class throughout the semester.

    IGA7 Quizzes & Participation (10%): as with any other job, you are expected to come to class prepared (e.g., have your readings completed). These short quizzes and your overall participation in the course are measures of your overall preparedness.

    G. Assignments, Exams and Tests

    There are seven assignment and participation requirements for the course. They are:

    IGA1 Photo Capture & Editing (10%): take a series of color photographs with varying backgrounds and edit them using Photoshop.

    IGA2 Job Performance Aid (10%): design a color display, (using Photoshop) illustrating how to use a particular device (e.g., digital camera or other multivariable device). The completed work will print onto an 8.5x11 paper.

    IGA3 Instructional Booklet (20%): produce an 8.5x11 booklet, 8-pages in length, to be used in the classroom or on the job (e.g., orientation manuals, instructional guides, etc). The booklet will be designed using Adobe’s InDesign software

    IGA4 Web Interface Design (10%): Use Adobe Dreamweaver and Photoshop to design and produce attractive and highly usable graphical Web interfaces.

    IGA5 Animation (25%): Using Adobe Flash, you will create an animated sequence illustrating complex logistical and/or scientific process or workflow. Your animation will last 1-2 minutes and will contain interactive elements to engage learners.

    IGA6 Course Exam (15%): traditional multiplechoice and short answer exam worth a total of 30 points. The content will cover all of the topics addressed in class throughout the semester.

    IGA7 Quizzes & Participation (10%): as with any other job, you are expected to come to class prepared (e.g., have your readings completed). These short quizzes and your overall participation in the course are measures of your overall preparedness.

    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. 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

    o 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


  5. Course Concurrence Information

    Ph.D in Second Language Acquisition/Instructional Technology - elective

    Ed.S. in Instructional Technology (SIT) - elective

    Ph.D. in Instructional Technology (DIT) - elective



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