Educational Media & Technology

  • SED EM 450: Teaching, Learning, and New Media
    This course provides students with an understanding of the design and use of web-based learning resources in PreK-12 and higher education. The design of educational web resources, research, and topical issues affecting web-based learning are considered.
  • SED EM 524: Young Adolescent Literature
    Focuses on classics and exemplary contemporary literature of various genres and themes for grades 5-8. Pre-service and experienced teachers survey the literature and explore research, methods, and issues relevant to reading motivation and analyses of literature. 2cr, Summer Term.
  • SED EM 525: Adolescent and Young Adult Literature
    Focuses on classics and exemplary literature of various genres and themes for grades 8-12. Pre-service and experienced teachers survey the literature and explore research, methods, and issues relevant to reading motivation and analysis of literature. 2cr, Summer Term.
  • SED EM 550: Introduction to Educational Media
    History, politics, and economics of using media and technology in education are examined. Study is set within general education and the evolution of technology. Current status analyzed through surveys, research, and contrasting assessments of the effectiveness of technology in education. 4cr, 1st sem, Summer 1.
  • SED EM 560: Technology and Curriculum Integration Workshop
    Students build competencies in using technology appropriately in and out of the classroom through studying how technology can support learning curriculum, how it may affect student/teacher relationships, and how teachers progress through identified stages of expertise in teaching with technology. 4cr, Summer 1.
  • SED EM 565: Teaching Operations and Management
    Educational technology teachers/specialists/IT coordinators/directors prepare to plan and manage technology resources and issues necessary to effectively and efficiently improve teaching and learning with technology. Topics include hardware, operating systems, educational applications, Internet resources and filters, networking, security, Internet conferencing, operations and management. 4cr, 1st sem.
  • SED EM 570: Introduction to Software Development
    Students learn a computer authoring language with which it it easy to get started, but which offers extensive capability as mastery is gained. The basics of producing interactive educational programs or productivity tools are emphasized. 2 cr, 1st sem.
  • SED EM 580: The Technology of Information Management in School Library Media Centers
    An analysis of characteristics, use, and design of information systems for standard reference sources and appropriate technologies and equipment. New/emerging technologies examined along with theory and methods for linking instructional program with the teaching and learning process. Major automation systems, networking, digital information, and research on current trends are included.
  • SED EM 585: Using Web 2.0 for teaching and learning
    This course offers a comprehensive introduction to Web 2.0 technologies and their potential for supporting teaching and learning. The ways in which wikis, blogs, and podcasting can be used by educators in K-12, higher education, professional development and training environments are demonstrated and discussed.
  • SED EM 590: Software for the Curriculum
    Evaluation and selection of software and web-based resources to support K-12 curriculum goals emphasized. Students gain experience supporting teaching and learning with software and develop strategies for evaluatiing educational resources across disciplines and grade levels. 4 cr, 2nd sem, online.
  • SED EM 591: Seminar: Computers in Education
    Features well-known experts speaking on topics of current concern to educators and administrators; for example, the computer and the handicapped child, gifted students, bilingual education, human-computer interaction, research on the impact of computers on the teaching/learning process, establishing a school computer laboratory, selecting hardware and software, interface with experimental equipment in the laboratory, telecommunications, and networking. 2 cr, either sem.
  • SED EM 592: Digital & Blended Learning in Education
    Features well-known experts speaking on topics of current concern to educators and administrators; for example, the computer and the handicapped child, gifted students, bilingual education, human-computer interaction, research on the impact of computers on the teaching/learning process, establishing a school computer laboratory, selecting hardware and software, interface with experimental equipment in the laboratory, telecommunications, and networking. 2 cr, either sem.
  • SED EM 601: Instructional Design
    Students learn and apply the methods of instructional design and the systems approach to the design of mediated curricula including taxonomy and selection of educational objectives, needs assessment, learner analysis, and evaluation of programs, courses, and other educational interventions. 4cr, both sem.
  • SED EM 608: Practicum: School Library
    For students in the library sequence. Students spend time in local school media programs. Minimum 200 hours required.
  • SED EM 610: Internet and WWW for Educators
    Introduction to Internet/Web technologies and their potential use and misuse in classrooms, libraries, and other educational and training environments. Applications such as communication, news, research, and instructional resources considered. Evaluation of educational value, technical knowledge, legal, and ethical issues emphasized. 4cr, either sem, online
  • SED EM 630: Cyberethics
  • SED EM 670: Advanced Interactive Software Development
    Achieving the learning objectives of student-designed projects shapes student learning of advanced, multimedia, and authoring software. Students use software to build, test, and revise their own interactive, educational, multimedia, and program designs. Best taken in conjunction with EM690 or EM731. 2cr, 2nd sem.
  • SED EM 680: Distance Education Research and Design
    Through case studies, research on critical issues and variables influencing effectiveness, and distance course design, students gain perspective on many forms of distance education, especially online education. Students learn key design and delivery variables for distance, face-to-face, and blended instructional designs. 4 cr.
  • SED EM 690: Designing Educational Multimedia
    Graduate Prerequisites: SED EM 570 ; SED EM 701 ; SED EM 713; or equivalents.
    Students design and produce interactive, computer-based multimedia that supports learners in achieving specified learning objectives. Analysis of effectiveness in educational multimedia. Emphasis on design, development, usability, testing, revision, and evaluation of a course project with working models. Best taken with EM670. 4 cr, 1st sem.
  • SED EM 705: Advanced Web and Database Integration for Educators
    Graduate Prerequisites: SEDEM610
    Students learn advanced design and construction of dynamic websites that support achieving educational objectives. Interactive Web-searchable database design and development, project planning, and Web development tools that support interactivity are treated as instruments for supporting knowledge- building communities. 2 cr, either sem.