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A&M University-Commerce Department
of Educational Leadership
of Educational Leadership
|Term:||Summer II, 2009 (095)||Credits:||3 hours|
|Dr. Jason Lee Davis|
|Education North – Room 106|
|http://www.JDavis.us/ or http://faculty.tamuc.edu/jdavis/|
|See website for current instructor schedule. Other times by appointment.|
A study of Internet applications for teaching training, with an emphasis on online research activities and the development of effective computer-mediated-communication methods to facilitate online learning communities. Methods of accessing, obtaining, managing and utilizing information from a variety of sources will be explored, as will the evaluation of online materials.
The prevalent means of providing and acquiring
information on the internet is through the use of the World Wide Web and its
associated set of materials made available by Hyper-Text Markup Language. The focus of this course will be centered on
the vehicles through which on-line information is made available; namely, web
creation and management applications.
This course will guide students through activities of webpage creation
and develop site design and management skills using
Microsoft Expression Web. Students will be required to exercise computer attack
ETEC 524 or permission of instructor.
Study Guide for Technology Applications 8-12
...available from the Region 4 Educated Solutions On-line Store ($40.00)
Also, built-in software help files and other on-line resources will be utilized. The class will be doing projects in Microsoft Expression Web making use of Cascading Style Sheets (CSS); so, if you run across any cheap books at a discount computer book store you might pick-up one or two just for reference.
must have access to Microsoft Expression Web 2. Instruction is
based on MS Expression Web 2. Students’ personal home computers may be used
or students may use available labs on the University Campuses to access computers
with the required software. Personal purchase of this
package is not required as it is available as a free trial (time limited)
download from MIcrosoft.
Students will need to acquire webspace on which websites can be uploaded and maintained. The preferred provider for this project is AwardSpace. AwardSpace offers free webspace that is free from banner and pop-up ads and supports FTP file transfer/access with sufficient memory and bandwidth allowances. Note: Pre-existing webpages may not be used to satisfy the requirements of this course. (see “Scholarly Expectations” below.)
Upon completion to this course, the learner should be able to…
1. determine an appropriate web authoring application based on size and scope of the project.
2. demonstrate an understanding of site structure and planning.
3. layout and create a website using Microsoft Expression Web.
4. use the basic features of Expression Web to create webpages with commonly used page elements.
5. use advanced web design features, such as Dynamic Web Templates (DWT) and Cascading Style Sheets (CSS), to create cohesive pages on a site.
6. recognize variations in browser interpretation of html code and implement programming strategies for maximum portability.
7. identify factors effecting viewability of pages and imbedded graphics and implement appropriate coding to achieve most desirable results.
8. demonstrate the ability to incorporate standard and non-standard file types into webpages.
9. demonstrate the ability to merge existing pages into a new web.
10. provide internal and external links in a webpage.
11. embed media components in a webpage.
12. recognize the need to avoid the use of frames on webpages.
13. recognize and design pages based on accessibility guidelines for compliance.
14. utilize a Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) list and Q&A Forum to seek answers to common questions.
Q&A (Question & Answer) Forum – 30%: Students are required to post all “how-to” questions to the Q&A Forum rather than addressing them directly to the instructor. The instructor will monitor the Forum and if a satisfactory answer is not provided by other students with a reasonable time, the instructor will contribute. Students will be given first opportunity to earn response credit. Credits will not be earned by submitting calls for program assistance to the instructor prior to posting a request to the Q&A Forum Questions may also be posed by the instructor to allow students to address particular issues. Each student must post a minimum of four (4) questions to the Q&A Forum during the semester. Each student must provide a value-added respond to a minimum of six (6) questions during the semester. Questions must be specific and clearly posed, and responses must be well thought out, informative, and helpful to receive full credit. Posting to the forum DOES NOT automatically earn credit. Non value-added posts such as "me too," and "I agree," and the like, do not qualify for credit. The instructor is responsible for subjectively assessing credit worthiness of any posts. Participation MUST be spread throughout the semester. Forum postings during last week will receive half credit. (Important: Posting the minimum required number of questions and responses in the last week WILL result in a letter grade reduction!!!) The FAQ must be consulted for answers prior to postings. Questions posted that are already answered in the FAQ will not earn question credit.
Microsoft Expression Web Project – 60%: All students must design and build a multi-page website using Microsoft Expression Web in accordance with the project guidelines and requirements. Details will be forthcoming. Textbook assignments may also be included in the project component.
Project Evaluations – 10%: Each student must provide a comprehensive evaluation of two other web projects. Each project must be evaluated by two (2) classmates. Evaluation assignments will be announced. Additional information regarding assessment criteria will be forthcoming.
Projects and assignments MUST be completed and submitted by due date. Full credit cannot be earned by late or incomplete assignments. Assignments lose up to 5% of their possible value each hour late if submitted after the posted due date/time. (e.g. Assignments can lose all of their value at 20 hours past due.)
Late submissions may be rejected at the instructor’s discretion. One student will not be permitted to hold up the progress of the entire class.
As this is an on-line class with no regularly scheduled meetings. Attendance is equated to regular active participation and appropriate progress toward timely project completion.
Students requesting accommodations for disabilities must go through the Academic Support Committee. For more information, please contact the Director of Disability Resources & Services, Halladay Student Services Bldg., Room 303D, 903-886-5835 or 903-886-5150.
All students enrolled at the University shall follow
the tenets of common decency and acceptable behavior conductive to a positive
learning environment (see Student’s Guide
Handbook, Policies and Procedures, Conduct).
All works submitted for credit must be original works created by the scholar uniquely for the class. Plagiarism: Using works created by others without proper citation is not tolerated and may result in expulsion from the course and the graduate program. Auto-plagiarism: It is considered inappropriate and unethical, particularly at the graduate level, to make duplicate submissions of a single work for credit in multiple classes, unless specifically requested by the instructor. Works submitted are subject to submission to TurnItIn, or other similar services, to verify the absence of plagiarism. Work submitted at the Graduate level is expected to demonstrate higher order thinking skills and be of significantly higher quality than work produced at the undergraduate level. Writings must exhibit correct form, style, and grammar and demonstrate the student’s ability to communicate clearly and effectively in the English language. (Also see Student’s Guide Handbook, Policies and Procedures.)
Students in the Educational Technology Masters Programs are required to create an electronic portfolio containing representative artifacts from specified coursework in their program of study. Should this Specialization Course be selected, in consult with your major advisor, for inclusion in the ePortfolio, artifacts from this course should include your Tech Apps Portfolio Website Project. Students new to the ePortfolio process should contact Dr. Jason Lee Davis at Jason.Davis@tamuc.edu for portfolio orientation information.
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