of Education and Human Services
Graduate Studies and Special Programs
Media Specialist Certification
of resource selection, including pedagogical considerations, policy statements,
selection tools, formats, community factors, and curriculum needs are examined.
Copyright, ethical and legal issues, purchasing, licensing agreements, and
network considerations are included. Students examine a wide variety of
resources appropriate for K-12 students.
to computers and computing, problem solving, hardware and software, end user
issues, and ethical and societal concerns. Strong emphasis on performance-based
learning using Microsoft Office applications for word processing, spreadsheets,
and presentations. Email and Internet applications and skills are advanced.
Microsoft Office applications for word processing, spreadsheets, and
presentations are explored in depth. Database applications using Access and web
page development tools are introduced. Computing skills applied to academic and
occupational projects. Emerging technologies are explored and discussed
Web Page Technologies
create, and publish a Web site using Microsoft Front Page. Learn the tools and
methodology necessary to create a content-rich Web site and portal, develop a
professional portfolio online, effective ways to link the vast resources of the
Internet to learning, becoming an E-Commerce entrepreneur, the information and
critically evaluate a Web page, strategies for effective use of the Internet,
and the social, legal, and ethical considerations of Internet use.
Electronic Research Technologies
electronic research using computer-based and Internet accessible tools. Find,
evaluate and assemble the best information for individual research interests and
workplace needs. Develop research skills and information discrimination
techniques using electronic resources. Includes research methodology,
bibliography development, search strategies, electronic reference materials,
online newspapers and periodicals, email, listservs, and newsgroups.
Access Database Application Development
Microsoft Access, learn to manage information using a computerized database.
Gain the knowledge and expertise to develop simple to complex queries, data
entry forms, and reports using integrated databases. Design the structure of a
database, manipulate, sort, analyze, and effectively display data quickly and
Literature for Children and
Evaluating, selecting, and using literature in
print and electronic formats with children and adolescents.
Emphasis on strategies for motivating children to read and integrating
literature throughout the curriculum.
Production of Instructional Resources I
development of a variety of computer-based and print resources to be used in a
training or instructional setting. Preparation of materials is integrated with
instructional design, lesson and unit planning, and the development of effective
Production of Instructional Resources II
design and development of a variety of computer-based and print resources to be
used in a training or instructional setting. Preparation of materials is
integrated with instructional design, lesson and unit planning, and the
development of effective learning experiences.
Instructional Systems Design
systematic approach, students will design, develop, evaluate and revise
instruction to meet defined goals and objectives.
Contemporary theories of learning become the framework and catalyst for
the design process.
Integrating Curriculum and Technology
educators, media specialists, and trainers who want to integrate "good
practice" with a technology-based curriculum. A broad range of
computer-supported learning tools and new and emerging technologies are explored
through an interactive approach to develop programs that support the curriculum
and provide effective learning experiences.
Organizing and Administering Educational Media Centers
philosophy and role of the school library media program and the media specialist
in promoting teaching and learning. Includes practical applications and research
in the organization and operation of the library media center, budget
preparation, grants, meeting needs of special clients, public relations,
planning, standards for good service, national, regional and state guidelines
and standards, management theories, policy development.
Practicum in Educational Media Services
graduate level internship involves a minimum of 150 clock hours working at an
approved school/media center under supervision of a certified media specialist
and college supervisor. This
practicum involves observation and participation in all important aspects of
school library administration, including selection and organization of
materials; references and bibliographic services; curriculum development; and
techniques of teaching library media skills.
The use of a
computer to present and combine text, graphics, audio, and video with links and
tools to create learning packages, assessment tools, presentations, and
stand-alone training. Focus is on good multimedia design, scripting, use of
audio and video tools, the Internet as a delivery tool, and computer-based
training usingHyper Studio.
Technical Processes for Educational Media Resources
of the theory of classification and information systems, techniques for print
and non-print cataloging with emphasis on Dewey Decimal, Library of Congress,
Sears and Anglo-American Rules, practical application utilizing automated
resources, and a survey of developments in information retrieval and other
library applications of modern procedures in acquisition, circulation,
management and periodical control. Course content stresses instruction and
applies practice in descriptive cataloging and assignment of subject headings
for school library media centers.
EDST 6345 Distance Education: Developing Televised and Virtual Courses
interactive television and the Internet as delivery systems for learning that
integrate a variety of technologies. Learn how to design, create, administer,
and deliver instruction and training via interactive television and how to
develop a virtual course for delivery on the Internet.
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