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USA Undergraduate/Graduate Bulletin 2014-2015

EDUCATIONAL MEDIA (EDM)

EDM 310    Microcomputing Systems in Education    3 cr   

Basic understanding of current and emerging technologies for instructional purposes. Requires a special fee.   

EDM 312    Educational Technology    3 cr   

Application of current educational technology in various instructional environments. Laboratory experience is given with selected software programs. May be repeated when technological application changes.   

EDM 385*    Methods of Instructional Communication    3 cr   

Application of current concepts in communication and instructional system design to elementary and secondary teaching. Operation of basic mediaware and overview of literature related to media use are stressed.   

EDM 490    Special Topics    3 cr   

Investigation of contemporary topics of interest in Educational Media. Pre-requisite: Permission of department.   

EDM 494    Directed Study: ED Media     1-3 cr   

Directed study in Educational Media. No more than two directed studies can count toward the Bachelor’s degree. Pre-requisite: Requires departmental approval.   

EDM 510    Microcomputing Systems in Education    3 cr   

Application of current and emerging technologies that support and enhance instruction and can be used to improve student achievement.    

EDM 520    Computing Applications in Education    3 cr   

Application of current software and hardware in various instructional environments.   

EDM 530    Workshop in Educational Media    1-9 cr   

In-depth study and operational experience in current trends and techniques in educational media research.   

EDM 533    Curriculum Media for Children    3 cr   

This course explores media used for learning and enjoyment with children in preschool through grade eight. Other topics include: the professional roles and responsibilities of a collection developer; the influence of child development curriculum on collection development; an overview of the marketplace; strategies to encourage teachers to use media center materials in teaching; and related research.    

EDM 552    Curriculum Media for Young Adults    3 cr   

This course initiates or extends a student's knowledge of how to identify, select, and use library media resources for students in grades 6 through 12. Other topics include: the role of a library media specialist in establishing and maintaining a collection of resources; steps that can be taken to encourage students to use the collection; related research; and ways professionals can keep abreast of the latest knowledge, practices, and resources.    

EDM 580    Information Literacy     3 cr   

This course focuses on the role of the library media specialist in teaching students and instructional staff how to select, evaluate, and use information from print, non-print and online sources. Emphasis is placed on information access, retrieval, and interpretation; advanced research techniques; copyright laws; and lessons and projects that utilize research information.    

EDM 581    Media Center Management    3 cr   

This course covers the procedures and routines for effective media center management, including acquiring, organizing, classifying, cataloging, maintaining, and inventorying a relevant collection. Other topics include: selecting resources to support the total curriculum and budget, responding to the needs of a school's demographic population, assisting students and teachers in the application of information skills, and applying the fundamentals of library design to achieve an effective environment for learning and leisure use.    

EDM 582    Production of Curriculum Media    3 cr   

Provides instruction in the elements of planning, preparation and evaluation of professional curricular materials for group and individual instruction.    

EDM 583    Library Media Programs    3 cr   

This course covers the professional responsibilities for planning, implementing, and evaluating a library media program that serves a school program. Emphasis is placed on curriculum, leadership, environment, teaching and learning styles, a planning model, collaboration, staff development, program administration and evaluation activities, and ways in which research can be used to help shape an effective program.    
EDM 590     Special Topics    3 cr   
Topics of contemporary interest in the area of Educational Media will be presented, discussed, and investigated.   
EDM 594     Directed Study and Research    1-3 cr   
Students explore problems and issues of special interest or significance in Educational Media. Not more than four semester hours maybe accepted toward degree programs.   
EDM 595A     Internship in Educational Media: A     1 cr   
The internship is a supervised learning experience in a work setting similar to that in which a media specialist eventually will be employed. Pre-requisite: A grade of "B" or above in EDM 581.    
EDM 595B    Internship in Educational Media: B     1 cr   
The internship is a supervised learning experience in a work setting similar to that in which a media specialist eventually will be employed. Pre-requisite: A grade of "B" or above in EDM 580.    
EDM 595C     Internship in Educational Media: C     1 cr   
The internship is a supervised learning experience in a work setting similar to that in which a media specialist eventually will be employed. Pre-requisite: A grade of "B" or above in EDM 583.    
*Only for students admitted to teacher candidacy.   
Educational Media Program
Department of Professional Studies
College of Education

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