University of Wisconsin-Whitewater
Department of Educational Foundations

Library Media Program

LibMedia 201 Independent Learning System in Educational Media (ILSEM)

Syllabus


Instructor:   Anne Zarinnia, Ph.D.
Office:          1005A Winther                       Lab Phone: 472-1560
Hours:          
Tuesday and Thursday, 7:30 - 8:30pm, or by appointment

Course Times: As posted outside WH1005. Note: This course is modular and self-instructional with assistance from lab monitors. Recruitment and training for monitors occurs at the beginning of each semester. In Fall, this usually takes about 3 weeks after stydents return; in Spring, it is usually bout one week. Daily hours depend on the availability of lab monitors, but hours are usually from approximately 9am to 3.30pm four days a week, with some Friday hours. The lab is in use by other classes in the evenings.


Description

This course is designed to introduce you to a variety of means for producing instructional materials and the use of associated tools to locate, retrieve, process and communicate ideas in multiple media.  The program is in the process of constant change, adding computer based strategies to traditional techniques and changing computer based units as the software evolves. The accompanying list represents units that will be available this semester.  As both technology and the background of students taking this course change, the units will change. The purpose remains the same.

Objectives

    1. Understand the dimensions of information literacy in multiple media (WTS 4, 6)
    2. Acquire beginning skill in using a range of technologies to communicate and facilitate information literacy in students (WTS 4, 6 http://www.dpi.state.wi.us/dpi/dlsis/tel/stand10.html)
    3. Use information responsibly by practicing ethical usage of information technologies and products, respecting intellectual freedom, following guidelines and etiquette of electronic information, maintaining the physical integrity of information resources and facilities, and recognizing the need for equal access to materials and resources
    4. Check the Wisconsin Model Academic Standards (http://dpi.wi.gov/standards/). Click on Information and Technology Literacy in the menu at the left. Save the PDF to your files. Then Review 12th grade competencies. Make note of areas where you need to improve.
    5. Review NCATE/ISTE National Educational Technology Standards for Teachers General Preparation Performance Profile (http://cnets.iste.org/teachers/t_profile-gen.html) The unit supports the code of ethics of the professional organization. These lay out the expected informattion and technology competencies for students about to enter coursework for professional education. Again - watch for gaps.
    6. Keep track of your notes. They will provide a base for future reflection as you complete units.

Learning

This class is self-guided, addresses difficult concepts and uses a range of technologies. On the job you will be confronted with rapidly changing technologies and circumstances on a routine basis. New technologies will be the norm. The ability to identify and explore the issues, address your own learning needs and assist others in theirs is crucial to the self-direction, flexibility and rapid adaptation required in an effective professional.

As you come to the lab, a monitor will help you get started, answer your questions and check your completed work. You will be expected to proceed thoughtfully, read carefully, and identify your own learning needs as you proceed through assignments. Lab Monitors are available for assistance at any point.

Assignments and Grading

This is a Pass/Fail class. You are expected to complete assignments to a professional standard. Professionals seek the reaction of others and either justify their divergence or improve on their original. If material is handed back with editorial suggestions for correction by the monitor, those corrections must be made before the unit is signed off. To pass the course, all units must be completed to a satisfactory level of performance before the examination period. The lab is not open during examination period as monitors are, themselves, taking examinations. The last day the lab is ope is the last day of classes. Incompletes are issued only in compliance with university policy on incompletes.

Portfolio: Performance Evidence

Plan on performing to a standard that will contribute to your portfolio and save your work. You will be taught how to do this, if you do not already know. This class is merely an introduction and overview. You will continue to use technology and add additional evidence of information and technology literacy competencies as you progress through the College of Education. These skills in communication using multiple media are part of  WTS Standards 4 and 6. The portfolio for the course is an opportunity to document Wisconsin Model Academic Standards and the ISTE General Standards for teacher Education.

Communication and Start Dates

Because this course relies on student monitors, there is a delay in the Fall for identifying, hiring, scheduling and training new monitors. The delay is much shorter in January. The start date and all other communications will be sent to your campus email address.

Text

Materials provided in lab or on Web (a pass-worded site).

Attendance Policy

Because there is is a flexible and modular program, normal stipulations about attendance are less relevant. It is simply your responsibility to complete all work. You may start, attend, engage and complete the study units at any point during available lab hours. You should expect at least 25 hours of work and schedule yourself accordingly. That means being aware of lab hours, signing up for available slots, and completing all units in the allotted time.

Materials

As communicated through your email, provided in the lab, or on the web. Materials and storage change as technology in the lab changes. Most recently, we have storage on the university web server that can be accessed from anywhere over the web. This eliminates the need in this class for special storage disks on your part. The web storage space continues available to you for ongoing use in other courses.

Important Web Sites

1.    Read Before you Come: Computer Skills and Information Problem Solving http://www.ericdigests.org/1996-4/skills.htm

2.    A Resource: Information Literacy Skills and Resources

http://www.school-libraries.org/resources/literacy.html

3.   Course Page: The ILSEM Lab Units

(http://academics.uww.edu/libmedia/degrees_courses/ILSEM/201units.html)

NOTE: This is a pass-worded location. You will receive the ID and password when you come to the Lab.

 

PERFORMANCE UNITS


Fall 2005

Libmedia 201: ILSEM

Student Name

___________________________

Units

Start Date

_______________________
Student ID

______________________________
Preferred Phone

__________________________________

No.

Mins.

Title

Monitor

Date

1
30
History of Macintosh & Intro to Mac OS X Tiger
__________________
_______
2
30
Student Storage: Intro to WebDAV via Goliath
__________________
_______
3
30
Technology and You
__________________
_______
4
30
Microsoft Word: Letter
__________________
_______
5
60
Microsoft Word: Tables / Calendar
__________________
_______
6
30
Basics of Copyright and Fair Use
__________________
_______
7
60
Searching the Web
__________________
_______
8
30
Clip Art: Web
__________________
_______
9
30
Clip Art: Microsoft Word - Flyer
__________________
_______
10
40
Scanning
__________________
_______
11
30
Communication Through Good Design
__________________
_______
12
30
Inspiration and Planning
__________________
_______
13
45
Microsoft PowerPoint: Presentation
__________________
_______
14
45
Microsoft Excel: Spreadsheet
__________________
_______
15
60
Microsoft Word: Data Merging
__________________
_______
16
45
Microsoft Word: Simple Brochure
__________________
_______
17
45
Bibliographic Database
__________________
_______
18
45
Microsoft Word: Report and Bibliography
__________________
_______
19
45
Resume Wizard
__________________
_______
20
30
Communication: iChat:
__________________
_______
21
40
Intro to Fireworks MX
__________________
_______
22
60
Intro to Dreamweaver MX (1)
__________________
_______
23
60
Intro to Dreamweaver MX (2)
__________________
_______
24
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Fireworks 2: Modify Your Pictures
__________________
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25
**
Intro to Audio Files and Burning CDs
__________________
_______
26
60
Digital Video: iMovie
__________________
_______
27
30
Editing Video Clips
__________________
_______
28
30
E-Portfolio: Reflection and WTS Index
__________________
_______
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EAZ, Last Update: September 25, 2005