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Information about 9410 Seminars

1111 Information Use and Student Success (1)
In this course, students will learn to frame meaningful questions, gain knowledge and skills to succeed academically, understand the structure and content of information resources, evaluate information, and use information resources as genuine learning tools. NOTE: 1111 Information Use and Student Success replaces 1110 Library Research effective Spring 2008.
4310/7310 Seminar: Game Design & Evaluation (3)
Introduction to concepts, elements, tools, and development used to develop games and simulations, including analysis of existing applications and creation of a game. Also this course covers an overview of cultural history of games and examinations of game designs.
4358/7358 Web Application Development II (3)
Building on Web Application Development 1, this course covers advanced web programming techniques and focuses on developing web-based learning applications. Students will analyze and learn how the applications in existing learning environments operate and interact, then develop learning applications of their own. Specific concepts covered in this course include developing APIs, user rights and permissions, data integrity, flexible design, code documentation, Web services, and Ajax. Also available as 4358 for undergraduate credit.
Notes: 4358/7358 was previously offered as a 9410 Seminar course.
4360/7360 Introduction to Web Development (3)
If you’ve never created a website from scratch, Intro to Web Development is for you. The course will help you learn basic web page design and authoring skills, along with browser/server interaction, directory management, and other technical skills. You will also learn to evaluate your website’s impact on communication, understanding, and accessibility. (Also available as 4360 for undergraduate credit.)
4361/7361 Introduction to Digital Media (3)
Multimedia production techniques. This course offers and overview of image software, video software, scanners, digital cameras, digital video cameras, and graphics tablets. It provides basic principles of digital media design and production. Also available as 4361 for undergraduate credit.
4364/7364 Flash Authoring (3)
Plan, develop, and evaluate a multimedia project using digital authoring software (Macromedia Flash). Emphasizes instructional design and user interface issues. Course is production-based. Also available as 4364 for undergraduate credit.
Notes: Course was previously titled Digital Media Authoring Systems (Macromedia Flash).
4370/7370 Intermediate Web Development (3)
Ready to take your web development skills to the next level? This course extends your web design and developmental skills, and includes advanced HTML techniques, interactivity through use of JavaScript, and enhanced page design capabilities using Style Sheets. (Also available as 4370 for undergraduate credit.)
7301 Introduction to Information Technology (3)
The nature of information and information transfer in the institutional setting; covers the culture of information in society, standards for information processing and transfer, and networking in communications perspectives of information providing agencies. Also available as 4301 for undergraduate credit.
Notes: Q301 was renumbered 4301/7301 beginning Fall 2004.
7302 Organization of Information (3)
An overview of the research that addresses information-seeking behavior and history, background, development of catalogs and indexes.
Notes: Q302 was renumbered 7302 beginning Fall 2004. Effective FS2007, students may take either 7312 OR 7302.
7305 Foundations of Library and Information Science (1)
Development of the library as an institution; role of the library and librarians in 21st century; background, contexts, organizations and key issues related to library & information science, and the information professions.
Notes: This course was offered as Q310 in FS2003. Q305 was renumbered 4305/7305 beginning Fall 2004.
7310 Learning Systems Portfolio (1)
This is the portfolio development course for Educational Technology students in the Learning Systems Design and Development track. Students in the Technology in Schools track should take 7378 Electronic Portfolio Development.
7310 Seminar: Designing 3D Virtual Environments (3)
This course builds on fundamentals of algorithm design and basic programming by introducing object oriented analysis and design problems in an engaging, 3D virtual world development environment. The course is designed for a student interested in pursuing a career in information technology, social software development or 3D virtual world development for education or gaming. Project examples include analysis of social interaction challenges faced by individuals and teams that can potentially be solved in 3D virtual environments; design and construction of virtual collaboration spaces in an open source 3-D virtual environment; and implementation of transformations, openGL matrices, openGL buffers, openGL quadrics, curves & surfaces and special effects in openGL. Computer programs designed for 3D collaboration for education and collaborative work are integrated throughout the course.
Notes: Prerequisites: Computer Science 2050 and 2110.
7310 Seminar: Mobile App Development (3)
This course provides students with knowledge for creating a mobile app with basic functions using HTML5, Javascript, and CSS3. Content covers both design and development phases. Students will produce a mobile app that can be locally operated via a mobile device.
7312 Principles of Cataloging & Classification (3)
Theory and practice of cataloging and classification of library materials using current standards and tools. Principles, developments, and trends in cataloging and access to library data.
Notes: Q312 was renumbered 4312/7312 beginning Fall 2004. Effective FS2007, students may take either 7312 OR 7302.
7313 Managing Collections & Access (3)
Selection of materials for libraries and information agencies, policies for collection management, freedom and diversity of information, access to information and evaluation of collections and access. Also available as 4313 for undergraduate credit.
Notes: Q313 was renumbered 4313/7313 beginning Fall 2004.
7314 Reference Sources & Services (3)
General reference sources, emphasis on print sources. Principles, developments, and trends in reference services and reference service organization. Also available as 4314 for undergraduate credit.
Notes: Q314 was renumbered 4314/7314 beginning Fall 2004.
7315 Management of Information Agencies (3)
Concepts of management applied to libraries and information systems; management tools, programming, models and simulation in an environment of an information producing or disseminating agency. Also available as 4315 for undergraduate credit.
Notes: Q315 was renumbered 4315/7315 beginning Fall 2004.
7334 Library Information Systems (3)
Focus on automated library systems marketplace. Integrated online library systems from the system, functional, user perspectives. Includes management approach for procurement and operation of such systems.
Notes: Q334 was renumbered 7334 beginning Fall 2004.
7357 Web Application Development I (3)
Not sure how to turn a low fidelity mockup into a real thing? This course is for web designers and developers who need to expand their knowledge into the use of HTML5, CSS3, and jQuery to create advanced web interfaces and/or interactive websites compatible with modern browsers. Prior working knowledge of HTML, CSS, and JavaScript is required.
Notes: Was previously offered as a 9410 Seminar course and as an undergraduate course (ISLT 4357).
7366 Technology Leadership in Schools (3)
Someone’s going to take the “technology lead”, and it might just as well be you. Technology Leadership in Schools will help you develop the skills, knowledge, and values needed to lead the integration of technology in schools. Learn about the characteristics of effective leaders and how to create staff development programs that work! And be ready to face the tough policy issues – equity, digital divide, privacy, and more.
Notes: Q366 was renumbered 7366 beginning Fall 2004.
7368 Technology Across the Curriculum (3)
The emphasis in this course is on using technologies to enhance and support student collaboration and learning in K-12 classrooms. Prerequisite: Admission to the Teaching Fellowship Program.
Notes: Q368 was renumbered 4368/7368 beginning Fall 2004.
7371 Exploring Sakai (1)
Provides online environment for students to investigate and manipulate components of a learning management system (LMS). Prepares students to work within the LMS to set up and manage an online course.
7372 Seminar: Exploring Blackboard (1)
This course will prepare you to work within the Blackboard (BB) Learning Management System (LMS) to set up and manage an online course. As a student in this course, you will investigate and manipulate components of Blackboard from an instructor’s perspective.
7373 Seminar: Exploring Moodle (1)
Provides online environment for students to investigate and manipulate components of a Learning Management System (LMS). Prepare students to work within LMS to set up and manage an online course.
7377 Introduction to Technology in Schools (3)
Study of theories and practices associated with educational technology. Explores basic instructional design processes and strategies for integrating technology into teaching and learning. Provides an overview of the EdTech field and a survey of emerging trends. Prerequisites: teaching experience or instructor’s consent; graduate standing required.
Notes: Requires prior teaching experience or instructor consent. Formerly titled Foundations of Ed Tech. Take this early in your program. Q377 was renumbered 7377 beginning Fall 2004.
7378 Electronic Portfolio Development (3)
Portfolios are excellent tools assessing student learning over an extended period, but keeping learning artifacts organized and accessibleis a challenge. This course will introduce you to electronic portfolios — a digital solution to documenting student achievement in a standards-based curriculum. Website development experience and Instructor consent required.
Notes: This is the portfolio development course for Educational Technology students in the Technology in Schools track. Students in the Learning Systems Design & Development track should take 7310 Learning Systems Portfolio.
7380 School Library Practicum (ARR)
7380 School Library Practicum (1-3 cr.hrs.) Directed, project-based experiences in school libraries. Requires admission to MA, initial certification or 24 completed LIS credit hours taken at MU; instructor permission.
Notes: Previously titled Practicum in School Library Media Centers. Q380 was renumbered 4380/7380 beginning Fall 2004.
7381 Practicum in Information Agencies (ARR)
Provide a supervised work experience for master’s degree students in a public, academic or special library. Grading is satisfactory/unsatisfactory. Prerequisite(s): 7301, 7302 or 7312, 7314, 7315.
Notes: Q381 was renumbered 4381/7381 beginning Fall 2004.
9085 Problems in Information Science & Learning Technology (ARR)
Independent, directed study on a topic in information science and learning technologies. Also available as 4085 for undergraduate credit.
Notes: Q300 was renumbered 4085/7085 beginning Fall 2004.
9090 Research in Information Science & Learning Technology (0)
Dissertation research with a faculty advisor. Graded on S/U basis only.
Notes: Q490 was renumbered 9090 beginning Fall 2004.
9406 Curriculum and the School Library (3)
Emphasizes teaching/learning strategies that integrate library resources into curriculum. Explores information problem-solving models, student’s learning styles, evidence-based practice. Stresses negotiating instructional partnerships, characteristics of collaborative school cultures.
Notes: Prerequisite: teacher certification, Graded on S/U basis only.
9407 Intellectual Freedom & Its Discontents (3)
The course will offer a critical interrogation of the principles and contradictions of free speech and their relationship to librarianship. Particular attention will be devoted to the cultural and political sources of censorship and the role of discipline in discursive formations.
9408 Information Policy (3)
Examination of the roles of private and public sectors in information policy formation. Includes consideration of social, economic, political, and technological issues.
9409 Digital Libraries (3)
This course is a project-based learning environment that combines instructor-prepared content, group-based student projects, and threaded asynchronous discussions on selected topics relating to the design, development, and implementation of practical digital libraries. Research directives within the broad domain of digital library development are also covered.
Notes: Q409 was renumbered 9409 beginning Fall 2004.
9410 Doctoral Seminar: Information and Cultures (3) — More information about 9410 Seminars
How do cultural groups interact with information? This course will use a qualitative framework to examine information and information transmission as mediated by different cultures and values, specifically reflecting on information values imposed by Western culture.
9410 Doctoral Seminar: Information & Cultures (Complexities of the Information Society) (3) — More information about 9410 Seminars
Examination of theory and practice related to societal, cultural, political, economic, and technical aspects of information, its production, control and dissemination. The purpose of the examination is to enable critique (in the sense of critical analysis from a fundamentally skeptical standpoint).
Notes: Doctoral seminar. Q410 was renumbered 9410 beginning Fall 2004.
9410 Doctoral Seminar: Inquiry in Information Studies (Information Seeking, Retrieval & Use) (3) — More information about 9410 Seminars
The students will be introduced to the theories and methods of human information behavior research that have emerged within the field of library and information science. They will also learn about how the study of human information behavior relates to other fields, such as education, psychology, decision-making, and communications.
NOTE: The description will change each time someone else teaches this course.
9410 Doctoral Seminar: Theories of Librarianship and Informing (3) — More information about 9410 Seminars
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9410 Doctoral Seminar: Research & Theory in Information Science & Learning Technologies (3) — More information about 9410 Seminars
This course will help students to be able to constructively critique research in Information Science and Learning Technologies; to select research; and conceptualize and design research in Information Science and Learning Technologies. Emphasis will be placed on developing the necessary skills for writing the first two chapters of a typical dissertation — the introduction and literature review.The course is divided into three phases. During the first phase, students develop the necessary skills for evaluating the argumentation, writing and merits of research proposals and published papers. In the second phase, students reframe and optimize arguments in already prepared proposals. In the third phase, students conceptualize and propose research in their chosen domain of inquiry.The aims of this course are to ensure PhD students have a rigorous introduction to the process of developing research proposals in preparation for their comprehensive exam process, dissertation proposals and scholarly careers. In addition, students are introduced to the disciplines and strategies required for effective, consistent scholarly writing.A fully developed research proposal is the final project for this course.
9410 Doctoral Seminar: Social Computing in Learning and Performance Systems (3) — More information about 9410 Seminars
Social Computing refers to using information systems as “places” for social interaction as well as “spaces” for information sharing and manipulation. The course will explore the philosophical, sociological and technological bases for social computing. Students will study the community of scholars advancing a social framework for computing; apply knowledge of social computing as a basis for understanding human-computer interaction; and use knowledge of social computing as a basis for improving human-computer interaction.
9410 Doctoral Seminar: Human Information Behavior (3) — More information about 9410 Seminars
Among the important tasks of information professionals is a need to identify, analyze and model the users of information. In this course the students will be introduced to the theories and techniques of human information behavior that have emerged within the field of library and information science. The students will also learn about how the study of human information behavior relates to other fields, such as education, psychology, decision-making, and communications.
9410 Doctoral Seminar: Human/Computer Interaction (3) — More information about 9410 Seminars
This course focuses on the use and adaptation of existing Human-computer Interaction theories and research to a range of problems that an interface designer may face. Human-computer interaction is a discipline concerned with the design, evaluation, and implementation of interactive computing systems for human use and with the study of major phenomena surrounding these systems. HCI is an evolving science and the course points the way to acquiring continuing information on the field and also provides groundwork for understanding future applied research papers in the field.The course surveys the techniques available in the discipline, demonstrates where and when they are applicable, and proceeds to demonstrate via a combination of scientific theory understanding and modeling. The course investigates a wide range of psychological theories beginning with organizational behavior approaches to understanding work and workflow within organizations. It also covers new design methods and techniques available and the new conceptual mechanisms used in HCI such as metaphors for describing user interaction.
9410 Doctoral Seminar: American Libraries in Times of Crisis (3) — More information about 9410 Seminars
This course will discuss libraries’ reactions during times of crisis in American history. Crisis is to be interpreted widely. The culminating project or paper will be either a collaborative or solo effort that will be proposed for a conference presentation.
9410 Doctoral Seminar: Readers and Reading (3) — More information about 9410 Seminars
Focus on readers and their reading; theoretical constructs; personal reading life; reading as both a private and public experience.
9472 Doctoral Seminar: Designing and Modeling Systems (3) — More information about 9410 Seminars
Examination of living systems, general system theory, and the art and practice of the learning organization.
9410 Seminar: Information, Libraries and Society (3) — More information about 9410 Seminars
This course examines theoretical and practical library and information science and general social science research as a means to survey the advent and evolution of the information society.
9410 Seminar: Mind Tools (3) — More information about 9410 Seminars
Mindtools are commonly available software tools for modeling what learners know. Students learn by teaching the computer. Mindtools include semantic organization tools (databases, semantic networks), dynamic modeling tools (spreadsheets, expert systems, systems modeling tools, and microworlds), information interpretation tools and visualization tools, knowledge construction tools (multimedia production, hypermedia construction and linking, Web site production), and conversation tools (synchronous communication environments, asynchronous information tools, scaffolded computer conferences).
9410 Seminar: Understanding & Serving Users (3) — More information about 9410 Seminars
The goal of this class is to understand the relationship among information, institutions, and users. The instructor will assist students to apply different approaches and research methods to analyze how users seek for, use and evaluate information within different institutions. Several topics will be covered in this class: the nature of information, human information processing, organizational behaviors, information services, research design, and data collection and analysis.
9410 Seminar in Information Science and Learning Technologies (0) — More information about 9410 Seminars
Discussion and critical study of current developments in information science and learning technologies.
Notes: Q410 was renumbered 9410 beginning Fall 2004.
9410 Seminar: Usability of Information Systems and Services (3) — More information about 9410 Seminars
This course covers the concepts and methods important for evaluating of library information services and related information systems are created with the users in mind. Usability engineering and evaluation are approached an emphasis on web-based information environments. One third of the course is conceptual and the remaining two thirds focus on preparing and conducting usability testing studies.
9410 Seminar: American Library History (3) — More information about 9410 Seminars
Students in this course will learn about the history of libraries in America, reading about and analyzing the political, cultural, and social roles of particular libraries and the library as in institution.
9410 Seminar: Issues Facing Librarianship (3) — More information about 9410 Seminars
Current challenges that face the profession of librarianship — such as literacy, economics, and politics of public organizations — will be explored in some depth. The implications for practice will be foremost as the class investigates the nature and meaning of the issues.
9410 Seminar: Introduction to Archives Management (3) — More information about 9410 Seminars
Students will learn practices, methods, and principles of archival management and gain an understanding of the archives profession. The course includes sections on: records management, appraisal, acquisition and accessioning, arrangement and description, preservation, security and disaster planning, access, reference, outreach and public programming, archival administration, and future trends and technologies.
9410 Seminar: Early Literacy Skills in Library Programming (2) — More information about 9410 Seminars
Public libraries are in an obvious position to support early childhood education and school readiness. This class will explore the resources available to meld early literacy skills into current library programming for ages birth through 5. It will include learning to put together a workshop on early literacy to share with other library staff, child care providers and parents, and will also cover collections for this audience and exploration of the developmental stages of this age range. Materials will be drawn from the “Every Child Ready to Read” initiative as well as current articles and research.
9410 Seminar: Information Visualization (3) — More information about 9410 Seminars
The goal of this class is to apply emerging technologies to analyze information for meaningful display, manipulation and presentation in thestatic, dynamic, and interactive aspects.
9410 Seminar: Cataloging Non-Print Resources (3) — More information about 9410 Seminars
Prerequisite: ISLT 7312. Advanced descriptive and subject cataloging of non-book materials using the Dewey Decimal and Library of Congress classification systems and Library of Congress subject headings. Materials to be covered include audiovisual, electronic resources, kits, maps, music (scores and sound recordings), realia, and serials (continuing and integrating resources). Authority control will also be covered.
9410 Seminar: Diversity in Libraries (3) — More information about 9410 Seminars
Examines social and political issues of diversity and multiculturalism and their implications for libraries and librarianship. Examines the social construction of specific identities, the relations of self and other and the role of power in the construction, inclusion and exclusion of social and cultural groups within the context of American pluralist society. Considers tensions between assigned and self-identified characteristics of diverse social/cultural groups the needs of these groups and library responses to these needs, and how to create a more diverse library profession.
9410 Seminar: Continuous Improvement Strategies for School Libraries (1) — More information about 9410 Seminars
The roles of the school library media center and the school library media specialists are in a state of constant change in this current age of accountability and mandatory school improvement. Under the No Child Left Behind Act, schools are mandated to show growth in student achievement. This course is designed to assist participants in developing an understanding of the library media specialist?s role in helping the students and staff in their schools and districts meet the schools? instructional goals and objectives. While library media specialists are inherently charged with promoting literacy and helping their patrons become effective users of information, library media specialists are not always able to clearly state their mission nor demonstrate the effectiveness of their programs. This course will help you do just that.
9410 Seminar: Leading in Library Environments (3) — More information about 9410 Seminars
This course explores the principles, theories, and practices of leadership in general, and with special attention to leadership in libraries.
Notes: Q410 was renumbered 9410 beginning Fall 2004.
9410 Seminar: Storytelling Basics for Public & School Librarians (1) — More information about 9410 Seminars
Research and learn the basics of traditional storytelling (without books) including resources available, presentation techniques, and incorporating stories into the classroom and library. You will experience being the storyteller as well gain the knowledge of the importance of working with kids as storytellers. We will also explore the history of storytelling through traditional tales as well as contemporary literature and the place of story in society today. This is NOT a seminar about general story times. We will however be covering some other storytelling variations with props.
Notes: Q410 was renumbered 9410 beginning Fall 2004.
9410 Seminar: Programming Basics for Children’s Services (1) — More information about 9410 Seminars
Overview of the history, philosophy and description of programming for children (and their caregivers) from birth-12 will be presented. Also included will be how to plan, implement, and evaluate programs. Current trends, issues and research will be explored. Future seminars will cover in-depth programming for specific age groupings (birth–5 years, 6–12 years).
Notes: This course was renumbered as 9410 beginning Fall 2004.
9410 Seminar: Social Constructs of Information (3) — More information about 9410 Seminars
This course focuses on information as it is used, and defined, by society. The primary lens, or theoretical background, used in this investigation is the notion of “cultural hegemony,” proposed by Antonio Gramsci. We will study the complex relationship between information and society, looking at how each is a reflection and shaper of the other. The relationship of libraries and other information agencies to the state, and the role of information professionals in the political and cultural spheres are central themes in the course.
Notes: Q410 was renumbered 9410 beginning Fall 2004.
9410 International Librarianship & Context: Great Britain (3) — More information about 9410 Seminars
This study-abroad course explores issues impacting librarianship in Great Britain. The course begins with an overview of the history of libraries, followed by learning first-hand about the current issues facing libraries and librarianship in those countries. This class will explore issues of library facilities, funding, working conditions, patron diversity, and professional challenges.
9410 Seminar: Critical Concepts of Information Science (3) — More information about 9410 Seminars
Foundations of information science as a discipline; history of developments; current state; research possibilities.
9410 Seminar: Libraries, Literacy and Social Justice (3) — More information about 9410 Seminars
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9410 Seminar: Emerging Technologies in Libraries (3) — More information about 9410 Seminars
Critically examines web technologies, devices, standards, and structures promoting access to collections and services, social interaction, and enhanced communication. Focus on new and emerging software, resources, and communication methods including their discovery, mastery and implementation.
9410 Seminar: Marketing & Libraries (3) — More information about 9410 Seminars
This course provides an introduction to marketing — concepts, planning, strategies and evaluation – as related to libraries and information agencies.
9410 Seminar: Metadata (3) — More information about 9410 Seminars
Explores principles, standards, and schema for metadata in diverse online environments to facilitate retrieval and sharing within and between information systems. Emphasizes the creation and use of metadata for specific purposes by various communities.
Notes: Prerequisites: ISLT 7302 OR ISLT 7312.
9410 Seminar: The Mysteries of Information (3) — More information about 9410 Seminars
Examination of how information is variously defined; relation to human communication; impact of technologies and media.
9410 Seminar: Visual Communication (3) — More information about 9410 Seminars
Examines key theories and methods in the study of visual communication. Relies on media and information theories and methods to bridge multiple disciplinary traditions and approaches to images and visual communication research including aesthetics; perception and cognition; representation; semiotics; visual rhetoric; reception theory; narrative; visual ethics; and cultural studies. Considers “visual fluency/competency” as an alternative to the terms, “visual literacy” or “media literacy,” and as a major modality within the larger sphere of information literacy.
9410 Seminar: Romance Fiction and Its Readers (3) — More information about 9410 Seminars
Explore the “Red Dot District” of romance fiction and its readers. Learn about the history of romance fiction, its characteristics, sub-genres, impact on e-books, and research on romance fiction and its readers.
9410 Seminar: Digital Humanities and Information (3) — More information about 9410 Seminars
This course on history, philosophy, and methods in the emerging field of ‘digital humanities’ focuses on topics at the nexus of information, the humanities disciplines, technology, and culture, as well as the contexts of the academy, libraries/archives, museums, and
NOTE: This will be a core course for the planned Digital Humanities Certificate.
9410 Seminar: Rapid Development Tools (3) — More information about 9410 Seminars
Students will apply principles of rapid development and use rapid development tools to create a prototype of an e-learning module that uses technology features that can enhance learning (e.g. learner interactions).
9410 Seminar: Consumer Health Information (3) — More information about 9410 Seminars
Consumer health information resources and technologies enable laypeople to have more control on their personal health information, understand better about their illness, and foster the communication with their families and physicians. This course will cover major topics including 1) the patients are empowered by importance of consumer health information recourses and technologies; 2) The role of key information organizations/agencies in the provision of consumer health information; 3)Main print and electronic resources for consumer health information; 4) Consumer health information needs and information searching behaviors; 5) Design and usability evaluation of health information technologies. 6) Challenging issues regarding developing consumer health informatics and so on.
9410 Seminar: Public Library Communities in Context (3) — More information about 9410 Seminars
This hands-on course offers students real-world experience in conducting community analysis and building marketing plans for libraries. Students will work with a small public library in the State of Missouri, assisting them in understanding their community and building relationships with that community. Students will work closely with the library director to understand the library’s relationship with the community, will collect and analyze information about the community, and will ultimately make a presentation to the library’s director and board of trustees. This course is hybrid and will involve considerable time spent doing online research as well as three or four weekends in the library’s community.
9410 Seminar: Designing Serious Games (3) — More information about 9410 Seminars
Study of the principles and methods of serious games, which refers to games developed for purposes in addition to entertainment such as learning and performance improvement. Students will learn to and undertake the design of a serious game for implementation as a digital learning system.
9410 Seminar: Learning Analytics (3) — More information about 9410 Seminars
This course on learning analytics will focus on the development of adaptive and adaptable indicators of learning, subject matter interest, and social engagement in various technologically mediated learning environments. The emphasis will be placed on the collection, identification, management, analysis and visualization of behavioral data from formal and informal learning environments. Examples of the learning environments and student outcomes measured include Virtual Math Teams, iSocial, Sakai, GitHub, Moodle and other technologically mediated environments where learning occurs. Students will be introduced to social network analysis (SNA), Group Informatics, computational linguistics and Bayesian statistical methods. All coding will incorporate adaptations of examples provided by the instructor. No prior programming experience is required.
9410 Seminar: Gender Construction in Children’s and Adolescent Literature/Media (3) — More information about 9410 Seminars
This course will cover some of the theoretical concepts about the construction of gender in our culture and how that construction is enabled by literature and media for children and adolescents. In addition, we will discuss ways in which social institutions privilege certain views of gender through discourse and by valuing some literary content over others.
9410 Seminar: Leadership in Information Agencies (3) — More information about 9410 Seminars
This course will explore in a seminar format leaders and leadership situations as described in a variety of readings that include both biography and professional literature. The intent is to extract lessons and insights that can be applied to students’ own approaches to leadership. The readings will all students to choose their own reading list within specific copyright guidelines.  The readings will include leaders from a diverse array of fields and engage students as to how these professionals led in a variety of contexts. The key elements of leadership will be discussed and a framework for thinking about leadership created to provide focus for discussions. This should facilitate the development of a coherent and consistent perspective on leadership.
9410 Seminar: Cultural Preservation and Human Rights in Context: South Africa (3) — More information about 9410 Seminars
Learn about the challenges and importance of cultural memory and preservation in a multi-ethnic society that is often remembered for its harsh apartheid policies. This course will focus on social justice issues related to archival work and collections.
9410 Seminar: Digital Libraries for Archival Content (3) — More information about 9410 Seminars
Explore the theory and practice of providing long-term digital access to archival content. Using a hands-on approach, Heather Lea Moulaison will guide you through the technologies and standards you need to know for long-term storage and organization in the digital library context.
9410 Seminar: Basics of Archival Principles and Standards (1) — More information about 9410 Seminars
From the point of view of an information professional, learn the about the two foundational archival principles: provenance and original order. Additionally, investigate practices and standards guiding access both to physical objects and objects in the online environment.
9410 Seminar: Leadership for Diversity in Public Libraries (3) — More information about 9410 Seminars
As our American culture grows more diverse, the likelihood of working with diverse employees and communities increases. This course will focus on leadership and diversity within public libraries, including issues such as team-building with a diverse workforce, recruiting and hiring for diversity, mastering cross-cultural competence and communication skills, and building diversity awareness and acceptance in staff and community members.
9410 Seminar: Public Library Administration and Management (3) — More information about 9410 Seminars
This course will require students to work with library leaders in order to discover the realities of planning, budgeting, and evaluation of programs that are designed to meet community needs. The students will also learn how to attract, hire, and maintain an excellent, community-service oriented staff.
9410 Pre-Comprehensive Seminar (1) — More information about 9410 Seminars
This seminar is required of all doctoral students admitted to the ISLT doctoral program effective Spring, 2015. It is STRONGLY RECOMMENDED that all currently enrolled SISLT doctoral students enroll in this seminar every semester prior to taking comprehensive exams.The seminar is a writing, research and speaking community of doctoral students and faculty. The aims of the seminar are the development of a rigorous environment of scholarly production and presentation across all of the research teams within SISLT. It is expected that each student will be actively engaged in a specific writing and research project during the seminar, and use the seminar time to seek feedback and provide feedback to their peers. Approximately monthly, the seminar will host external speakers in the research areas of interest to scholars.
9410 Seminar: Exploring Music for Public & School Librarians (1) — More information about 9410 Seminars
Research and learn music basics to use in general programming, story-times,large and small presentations and within stories themselves. We will learn techniques to teach songs to children and parents and share the value of incorporating music into home life (and library programs) to enhance literacy skills. We will explore the resources available to us as well as the place of music in society today. You do not have to be able to read music, play an instrument or carry a tune to take part in this class and broaden your programming skills.
9410 Seminar: Financing of Higher Education & Academic Libraries (3) — More information about 9410 Seminars
The financing of colleges and universities, and their libraries, is complicated. The course will include examination of the sources of financial resources, the political dynamics of funding, the many competing constituencies (including the library), and the difficulties of decision making about money.
9412 Information Storage & Retrieval (3)
Introduces students to concepts and terminology associated with the storage and retrieval of bibliographic information. Emphasizes design of applied database management systems.
Notes: Q412 was renumbered 9412 beginning Fall 2004.
9413 Management of Electronic Resources (3)
This course explores electronic resources (primarily subscription journals and databases) in terms of products, pricing, in-house management of resources, both technical and organizational, licensing, configuring databases and organizing websites for the end user, statistical reporting, and future trends.
Notes: Previously numbered 9410.
9414 Internet Reference (3)
Learn to examine and evaluate web sites, about different search engines, and how to use web sites to answer basic reference questions.
Notes: Q414 was renumbered 9414 beginning Fall 2004.
9417 Technology Action Research (3)
Study of concepts associated with action research; and the processes and procedures for conducting action research. Culminating project is the development of an action research project. Prerequisite: 12 credit hours completed prior to enrolling.
Notes: Technology Action Research cannot be taken prior to successful completion of 15 hours of approved credit in a student’s program of study. 9417 was previously offered as a 9410 Seminar course.
9420 Information in the Disciplines (3)
Provides an understanding of how and why information is produced, stored, and communicated in various intellectual disciplines. Students will evaluate examples of these activities in specific disciplines.
Notes: Q420 was renumbered 9420 beginning Fall 2004.
9423 Ethics and Information (3)
The course introduces basic concepts of ethics and focuses on applying ethical norms to the production, dissemination, and use of information. The information services offered by libraries are also examined within the context of ethics.
Notes: Q410 was renumbered 9410 beginning Fall 2004.
9428 The History of Books and Printing (3)
Focuses on the social, cultural, intellectual, and religious elements of books and print culture. The impact on communication and society is especially emphasized.
Notes: Q428 was renumbered 9428 beginning Fall 2004.
9431 Children’s Library Materials (3)
Evaluation, selection of books and materials for children birth–13 (Gr. 6). Early literacy, emergent readers, reader response theory; social, cultural contexts of readers and reading, trends in publishing.
Notes: Q431 was renumbered 9431 beginning Fall 2004.
9432 Online Searching (3)
Search strategies and techniques for commercial online databases. The course first covers the basic concepts of online information retrieval and then focuses on selection and online searching in the most prominent social science, science, humanities, and numerical databases.
Notes: Title changed from Automated Reference Services to Online Searching effective Fall 2011.
9433 Youth Services in Libraries (3)
Discusses physical, mental, and emotional development of youth birth through high school. Emphasis on community analysis, outreach services, program design and techniques.
Notes: Q433 was renumbered 9433 beginning Fall 2004.
9434 Teen Library Materials (3)
Evaluation, selection of print, alternate formats for teens, 13–18 (Grade 7–12). Personal, social, popular culture contexts of teen readers and texts; emphasizes reader response; challenges common assumptions about teens and reading.
Notes: Former title: Library Materials for Adolescents/Young Adults. Q434 was renumbered 9434 beginning Fall 2004.
9435 Adult Services in Libraries (3)
Library services to adults, including special populations. Emphasizes information needs of adults; adult services organization, management.
Notes: Q435 was renumbered 9435 beginning Fall 2004.
9437 Readers Advisory Services (3)
Examination of value and role of leisure reading and leisure reading materials. Coverage of reader advisory techniques, support processes, and resources for providing reader advisory services to various audiences.
Notes: 9410 was renumbered 9437 beginning Fall 2007.
9440 Learning with the Internet (3)
Explores the potential of the Internet to support inquiry-based learning through collaborative activities, research, and authoring/publishing. Investigates goals and strategies of online learning. Examines learning theories and models of teaching/learning in relation to selected Internet activities for K-12 students.
Notes: Q440 was renumbered 9440 beginning Fall 2004.
9443 The Academic Library (3)
Development, objectives, organization, and structure, nature of the collections and responsibilities for their development, philosophy of library services, measurement and standards of library effectiveness.
Notes: Q443 was renumbered 9443 beginning Fall 2004.
9444 The Public Library (3)
Tax-supported and open to all, the “free” public library balances its roles of education and entertainment in an attempt to attract more users, define a role within the community, and provide a safe place for expressing ideas. This course provides a basic overview of public libraries, including their history, missions, and societal roles. We’ll also look at how public libraries are funded, organized, and managed, with some focus on state library laws and the role of Library Trustees.This course is geared toward people who are planning to become public librarians.
Notes: Q444 was renumbered 9444 beginning Fall 2004.
9445 Special Libraries and Information Centers (3)
Course works on the goals of special librarianship including information provision, management styles. Library functions as performed in special libraries. Contributions of special libraries, such as information analysis centers, information brokering, accountability for and the evaluation of services.
Notes: Q445 was renumbered 9445 beginning Fall 2004.
9446 International & Comparative Librarianship (3)
This course will focus on international libraries, intercultural information concerns, and an exploration of how information agencies differ between nations and global information issues. The course will present various countries, their information infrastructures and the influence of information and communication technologies.
9449 Business Information Resources (3)
The course covers the basic concepts of business information and the information searching techniques used for specific business information needs (finding company information, industry information, investment information, statistical information, marketing information, etc.).
Notes: Q410 was renumbered 9410 beginning Fall 2004.
9450 Introduction to Research in Library & Information Science (3)
Examination of the nature, utility, and methodologies of research in the profession. Emphasis is on understanding and evaluating potential and actual research.
Notes: Q450 was renumbered 9450 beginning Fall 2004.
9452 Library Use Instruction (3)
This course considers learning theory applicable to instruction; learning styles, teaching methods, and appropriate evaluation of library use instruction. Students learn strategies for incorporating library instruction into the institutional curriculum.
Notes: Q452 was renumbered 9452 beginning Fall 2004.
9453 Planning and Evaluation of Information Services (3)
Focuses on the complexity of the planning process in libraries and other information agencies, including the influence of external environments on planning. Internal elements of the organization are discussed, as are external elements. The role of evaluation of personnel, budgets, access to information, and services is integrated into the process of providing services.
Notes: Previously numbered 9410.
9454 Copyright in Libraries (3)
An introductory and practical course covering the foundations of copyright, fair use, related laws including DMCA and TEACH, reserves and managing copyright in the public and school environments.
9455 Formative & Summative Evaluation (3)
Study of the process of gathering data and making judgments about the effectiveness of instructional programs that uses technology. Covers techniques of a formative evaluation process to revise instruction. Culminating project is planning and conducting a portion of a summative evaluation of an instructional program.
Notes: Formerly offered as a Q410 Seminar. Q455 was renumbered 9455 beginning Fall 2004.
9456 Designing Computer Support for Collaborative Learning (3)
Students examine theoretical bases for using collaboration and social interaction as methods for learning, and explore key functions and approaches for using computers for collaborative learning. Through the use of readings, examples, activities, and discussions the class will build an understanding of the foundations and applications of computer supported collaborative learning. Through participation in a project and online debate, class members will experience working as active and contributing members of an online class and knowledge-building community. Note: course was renumbered from 9410 effecting Spring 2008.
Notes: Q410 was renumbered 9410 beginning Fall 2004.
9457 Designing Computer Support for Cooperative Work (3)
Study of the tools and methods of groupware and communities of practice, including their psychological, social and organizational effects. Students focus on designing and developing improved tools and methods. Graded on A/F basis only.
Notes: 9410 seminar was renumbered as 9457 beginning Fall 2007
9458 Technology and Assessment (3)
Learn how to assess specific types of knowledge, using technology to enhance the process. Explore innovative tools and means of assessment that help teachers individualize and differentiate instruction to improve learning. Develop technology-enhanced assessments of student learning.
9461 Interaction Design (3)
Students will learn the basic concepts of interaction design, then focus on usability engineering and prototyping principles to support the design process for learning and performance based technologies.
Notes: Q461 was renumbered 9461 beginning Fall 2004.
9467 Technology to Enhance Learning (3)
Strategies for integrating technology into the teaching and learning process, with a focus on enhancing how students think rather than what they think. Special attention given to supporting higher order thinking and problem solving with technology. Prerequisite: graduate standing
Notes: Q467 was renumbered 9467 beginning Fall 2004.
9468 Learning and Task Analysis (3)
Multiple methods for conducting task analysis for learning to identify learning processes, learning topics, and learning experiences, including procedural, prerequisites, cognitive simulations, case libraries, environmental analysis, and decision making.
Notes: Formerly offered as a Q410 Seminar. Q468 was renumbered 9468 beginning Fall 2004.
9469 Designing Electronic Performance Support Systems (3)
Performance support systems (PSS) are technology systems that support human activity within the complexities of organizational requirements and processes. Students build competency for designing PSS.
9471 Instructional Systems Design (3)
Designing learning experiences for professionals is very different from lesson planning for K–12 students. Learn to analyze professional development needs, select appropriate instructional strategies, translate those strategies into products, and evaluate the quality of your work. The ISD approach produces quality training programs, whether you work for a multi-national corporation or a local school district.
Notes: Q471 was renumbered 9471 beginning Fall 2004.
This course is not offered during summer semesters.
9473 Project Management (3)
This course introduces the learner to the necessary and practical project management concepts and skills that lead to reductions in project cycle time while maintaining control over budget, resources, risk, and delivered value. This course proposes to integrate practical project management skills within the project management lifecycle (i.e., initiating, planning, executing, controlling, and closing).
Notes: Formerly offered as a Q410 Seminar. Q473 was renumbered 9473 beginning Fall 2004.
9474 Needs Assessment for Learning and Performance (3)
Analyze learning and performance needs and opportunities using a systemic framework and associated strategies and techniques. Develop needs assessment instruments, collect data, and prepare recommendations for improvement. Prerequisites: Graduate Standing.
Notes: Formerly offered as Q410 Seminar: Needs Assessment and 9474 Needs Assessment for Instructional Design.
9475 Diffusion of Educational Innovations (3)
Change happens, but not always the way you want it to happen. This course will help you take charge of change by understanding change dynamics and using proven methods to influence change in any organization. Learn why some innovations are adopted and others are abandoned; why some people are quick to change and others need more time. Most importantly — learn how to make the changes you want to happen.
Notes: Q475 was renumbered 9475 beginning Fall 2004.
9478 Designing Problem-Based Learning Environments (3)
This course requires the student to learn about designing constructivist learning environments by designing constructivist learning environments. Throughout the course, students will examine theories, models and activities associated with the design of those environments. The primary goal will be to apply what is learned about those theories to the design of the environment.
Notes: Q478 was renumbered 9478 beginning Fall 2004. Previous course title was Designing Constructivist Learning Environments.
9480 Internship in Information Science and Learning Technologies (1)
Provides internship experience under supervision in advanced levels of practical experience in information science and learning technologies research and teaching.
Notes: Q480 was renumbered 9480 beginning Fall 2004.
9483 Capstone: Designing & Evaluating Online Courses (1)
The Online Educator capstone course requires the student to design and develop a new online course or to redo an existing course. After analyzing data from two course evaluators, the student will write a reflection paper describing evaluation results and subsequent evaluations.
9484 Teaching Online Courses (3)
Examines emerging issues in teaching and learning online; instructor and student roles; instructional strategies for supporting diverse learners; methods of student assessment; online communication; classroom management; characteristics of online learning management systems. Broadly applicable concepts, with focus on K–12 learners.
9485 Designing Online Courses (3)
Students will practice designing online lessons for meaningful learning outcomes such as knowledge construction, building models, knowledge transmission, community building and working collaboratively, and learn essential online course implementation skills.