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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.
4310 Seminar in Information Science and Learning Technologies (1 - 3)
Discussion and critical study of current developments in the field of information science and learning technologies.
4356/7356 Interactive Web Design with JavaScript (3)
(cross-leveled with IS_LT 4356). The purpose of this course is to provide students with opportunities to explore, use, and synthesize various JavaScript frameworks, user interface and visualization libraries, and plugins while creating interactive user experiences with html5, JavaScript animation, and mobile platforms. The course will cover topics like interactive photo galleries, mobile Web design, animation, user interactivity, jQuery, and development environments. Prerequisites: IS_LT 4370 or IS_LT 7370.
4356/7356 Interactive Web Design with JavaScript (3)
(cross-leveled with IS_LT 7356). The purpose of this course is to provide students with opportunities to explore, use, and synthesize various JavaScript frameworks, user interface and visualization libraries, and plugins while creating interactive user experiences with html5, JavaScript animation, and mobile platforms. The course will cover topics like interactive photo galleries, mobile Web design, animation, user interactivity, jQuery, and development environments. Prerequisites: IS_LT 4370.
4360/7360 Introduction to Web Development (3)
Basic web design and HTML. Covers file transfer and UNIX/LINUX servers management. Develops understanding of web graphic formats. Emphasizes user interface, navigation, and instructional design in building web sites. Online. Graded on A-F basis only.
4360/7360 Introduction to Web Development (3)
Basic web design and HTML. Covers file transfer and UNIX/LINUX servers management. Develops understanding of web graphic formats. Emphasizes user interface, navigation, and instructional design in building web sites. Online. Graded on A-F basis only.
4361/7361 Introduction to Digital Media (3)
Hands-on approach to multimedia production techniques. Develops understanding of image software, video software, scanners, digital cameras, digital video cameras, and graphics tablets. Graded on A-F basis only.
4361/7361 Introduction to Digital Media (3)
Hands-on approach to multimedia production techniques. Develops understanding of image software, video software, and scanners, digital cameras, digital video cameras, graphics tablets. Graded on A-F basis only.
4370/7370 Intermediate Web Development (3)
Development of design and web authoring skills. Interactivity through use of cgi scripts and javascript. Design capabilities using Style Sheets. Gain expertise required for the production of HTML documents incorporating these advanced techniques. Prerequisites: IS_LT 4360 or instructor's consent.
4370/7370 Intermediate Web Development (3)
Development of design and web authoring skills. Interactivity through use of cgi scripts and javascript. Design capabilities using Style Sheets. Gain expertise required for the production of HTML documents incorporating these advanced techniques. Prerequisites: IS_LT 7360 or instructor's consent.
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.
7302 Organization of Information (3)
An overview of the research that addresses information-seeking behavior and the history, background, and development of catalogs and indexes.
7305 Foundations of Library and Information Science (3)
An introduction to the background, contexts, organizations, issues, ethics, values, and terms of information science, the information professions, and the library as an idea, space, institution, and repository of the cultural record.
7310/9410 Seminar in Information Science and Learning Technology (1 - 3)
Discussion and critical study of current developments in information science and learning technologies.
7310/9410 Seminar in Information Science and Learning Technology (1 - 3)
Discussion and critical study of current developments in the field of information science and learning technologies.
7312 Principles of Cataloging and 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. Prerequisites: IS_LT 7305.
7313 Managing Collections and 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.
7314 Reference Sources and Services (3)
General reference sources with emphasis on print sources. principles, developments and trends in reference services and reference service organization.
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.
7334 Library Information Systems (3)
Focuses on the automated library systems marketplace. Covers integrated online library systems from the systems, functional and user perspective. Includes management approaches for procurement and operation of such systems.
7366 Technology Leadership in Schools (3)
Develop skills, knowledge, and values needed to provide leadership in schools. Analyzes characteristics of effective leaders, focusing on staff development. Explores technology and school reform, technology integration, and current issues. Online. Graded on A-F basis only.
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-23 classrooms. Prerequisites: admission to the Teaching Fellowship Program.
7371 Exploring Sakai (1)
This course will prepare you to work within the Sakai 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 Sakai from an instructor's perspective. Graded on A-F basis only.
7372 Exploring Blackboard (1)
This course will prepare you to work within the Blackboard Learning Management System (LMS) to set up and manage on online course. As a student in the course, you will investigate and manipulate components of Blackboard from an instructor's perspective. Graded on A-F basis only.
7373 Exploring Moodle (1)
This course will prepare you to work within the Moodle 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 Moodle from an instructor's perspective. Graded on A-F basis only.
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 filed and a survey of emerging trends. Prerequisites: teaching experience or instructor's consent.
7378 Electronic Portfolio Development (3)
Prerequisites: instructor's consent.
7380 School Library Practicum (1 - 3)
Directed, project-based experience in school libraries. Prerequisites: admission to MA, initial certification or 24 completed LIS credit hours taken at MU; instructor's consent.
7381 Practicum in Information Agencies (1 - 3)
Provides a supervised work experience for master's degree students in a public, academic, or special library. Graded on S/U basis only. Prerequisites: IS_LT 7301, IS_LT 7302 or IS_LT 7312, IS_LT 7314, IS_LT 7315.
9085 Problems in Information Science and Learning Technology (1 - 9)
Independent, directed study on a topic in the areas of information science and learning technologies. Prerequisites: departmental consent.
9090 Research in Information Science and Learning Technologies (1 - 9)
Dissertation research. Graded on S/U basis only. Prerequisites: Doctoral Committee Chair's consent.
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 Seminar in 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.
9411 Doctoral Seminar in Information Science and Learning Technologies (1 - 3)
Discussion and critical study of current developments in information science and learning technologies. Graded on A-F basis only.
9412 Information Storage and Retrieval (3)
Introduces students to concepts and terminology associated with the storage and retrieval of bibliographic information. Emphasizes design of applied database management systems.
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.
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. Prerequisites: 12 credit hours completed prior to enrolling.
9428 The History of Books and Printing: The Printed Book (3)
Focuses on the social, cultural, intellectual, and religious elements of books and print culture. The impact on communication and society is especially emphasized.
9431 Children's Library Materials (3)
Evaluation and selection of materials for children birth-age 13 (Grade 6). Early literacy, emergent readers, reader response theory; social, cultural contexts of readers and reading, trends in publishing.
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. Prerequisites: IS_LT 4301 or IS_LT 7301 and IS_LT 4314 OR IS_LT 7314.
9433 Youth Services in Libraries (3)
Examines physical, mental, and emotional development of youth birth through high school. Emphasis on community analysis, outreach services, program design and techniques. Graded on A-F basis only.
9434 Teen Library Materials (3)
Evaluation, selection of print, alternate formats for teens, 13-18 (Grades 7-12). Personal, social, popular culture contexts of teen readers and texts; emphasizes reader response; challenges common assumptions about teens and reading.
9437 Reader 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. Graded on A-F basis only.
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.
9443 The Academic Library (3)
Development, objectives, organization and structure, nature of the collections and responsibility for their development, philosophy of library services, measurement and standards of library effectiveness.
9444 The Public Library (3)
An overview of public library history, missions, and societal roles. Includes public library funding, organization, and management.
9445 Special Libraries and Information Centers (3)
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, and accountability for and evaluation of services.
9446 International and Comparative Librarianship (3)
International libraries, intercultural information concerns, how information agencies differ between nations and global information issues. Course presents 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.)
9453 Planning and Evaluation of Information Services (3)
The course focuses on the complexity of the planning process in libraries and other information agencies, including the influence of external environments (upper administrations, user communities, information producers) on planning. Internal elements of the organization (staffing, services, finances) are discussed, as are external elements (requirements of a parent organization, legal constraints, etc.). The role of evaluation of personnel, budgets, facilities, access to information, and services is integrated into the process of providing service.
9454 Copyright in Libraries (3)
An introductory and practical course covering the foundations of copyright, fair use, e-reserves, related laws including DMCA and TEACH and managing copyright in the public and school environments.
9455 Formative and 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 instructional program.
9456 Designing Computer Support for Collaborative Learning (3)
Students will examine the theoretical bases for using collaboration and social interaction as methods for learning, and learn key methods and approaches for designing computer supported collaborative learning. Graded A-F only.
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.
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 assessment of student learning. Graded on A-F basis only.
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.
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.
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.
9471 Instructional Systems Design (3)
Development of skills and knowledge related to the systematic design of instruction. Emphasis is placed on content analysis, instructional strategies, and formative evaluation. Prerequisites: course in Curriculum or Instruction or instructor's consent.
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).
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.
9475 Diffusion of Educational Innovations (3)
In-depth analysis of innovation development and adoption processes in educational organizations, including schools, universities, and training centers.
9480 Internship in Information Science and Learning Technologies (1 - 9)
Provides internship experience under supervision in advanced levels of practical experience in Information Science and Learning Technology Research and Teaching. Graded on S/U basis only. Prerequisites: School director's consent.
9483 Capstone: Online Educator Focus Area (1)
Culminating course for Online Educator focus in Educational Technology graduate degree. Design/develop/evaluate an online course or rework existing course. Analyze evaluation data from two external reviewers (novice/expert). Write paper describing results and modifications. To be taken during last semester of student's program. Graded on S/U basis only.
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. May be repeated for credit.
9485 Designing Online Learning (3)
Students will practice designing online lessons for meaningful learning outcomes such as knowledge construction, building models, knowledge transmission, and community building and working collaboratively. Prerequisites: IS_LT 9471.