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  1. 1. Blackboard Academic Suite Home Help Logout My Boise State Courses Announcements Course Information Staff Information EDTECH 502 Assignments FALL 2009 COURSE SYLLABUS AUGUST 24 - DECEMBER 11 Communication 3 CREDITS Discussion Board Instructor Tools Name: Amanda H. Chase Location: Pittsburgh, PA Class Sites Cell Phone: 412-716-0220 Email: Resources AIM: the arctic panda MSN: BroncoWeb Skype: ladyjedi14 EdTech Dept Site Email is the best way to get in contact with me since I have an 8-5 job. All emails will be responded to typically within 24 hours (I am usually checking my email during the day). All calls will be returned in the same time frame as well. FA09 Academic Cal If you do not received a reply to your e-mail within a reasonable period of time please send it again. Sometimes e- mail is captured by SPAM filters, is addressed incorrectly, or just simply does not make it through. Also, check your own e-mail filters that screen out junk mail. In the past, my replies to students have sometimes been filtered out and Tools they did not receive them until they checked the junk e-mail box. Communication Because I am located in Pittsburgh, PA, I dont have regular office hours at the BSU campus. Most of our Course Tools communication is done via instant messenger, email, and discussion board. Communication has been very successful Course Map in prior classes so I will work through any questions and problems in the most convenient way possible for our course. Refresh Detail View Course Location This is an online course supported by the Blackboard course management system. The login page is located at: To access the course, you will log in using your BroncoWeb username and password. If there is a problem with your username or password, you can contact the help desk for BroncoWeb at You can also call the BroncoWeb Help line at (208) 426-BWEB. If you encounter technical problems with Blackboard, you can contact the help desk at to request assistance. Our course will appear in Blackboard with the title: Fa09 - EDTECH502 - The Internet for Educators. The link for this course will be available prior to the start of class on August 24. EdTech 502 Course Description Locate, retrieve, and evaluate information found on the Internet. Design and produce instructional Web pages using a combination of software and HTML/XHTML/CSS code. Apply appropriate instructional strategies and models to the design of digital curriculum. Course Goals After completing this course the student will be able to create Web pages using and HTML authoring system; develop Web pages using CSS templates; create a default page for a website; apply file management skills to maintain local and remote Web site files and folders; write HTML, XHTML, and CSS code correctly so that it validates under W3C standards; copy and paste code into a Web page; write CSS to position Web page content; write and apply an external CSS style sheet to multiple Web pages; write and apply alternative style sheets; create a navigation menu for multiple Web pages; create graphics in the appropriate format for Web pages; modify images using image editing software; insert images correctly into Web pages;file:///C|/Users/Mike/Documents/Lora%20School/502/502%20Syllabus.htm[12/15/2009 2:54:50 PM]
  2. 2. Blackboard Academic Suite create client-side image maps; apply appropriate design principles to create professional looking websites; create accessible Web pages for individuals with disabilities; adhere to rules of netiquette when corresponding with others on the Internet; identify and apply copyright and fair use guidelines for website development; use Internet search tools to locate high-quality instructional content; develop appropriate rules of netiquette for a specified group of learners; develop a page of hot links to essential information about Web accessibility; develop an Internet scavenger hunt learning activity that integrates Internet resources; develop a Jigsaw cooperative learning activity that integrates Internet resources; develop an online learning activity for mobile devices; develop a WebQuest learning activity that integrates Internet resources; develop a virtual field trip learning activity that integrates multimedia an Internet resources. Required Course Text The books selected for this course cover the full range of Web design topics for the course. The authors for all three books have written multiple books or volumes for their topic over the years. The first two books listed below have companion Web sites with practice files and notes about mistakes that may have been found (errata). Dreamweaver CS4:The Missing Manual Author: David Sawyer McFarland Date: 2008 Publisher: Pogue Press, OReilly ISBN-10: 0-596-52292-4 Companion Web Site: HTML, XHTML & CSS (Sixth Edition) Visual QuickStart Guide Author: Elizabeth Castro Date: 2007 Publisher: Peachpit Press ISBN-10: 0321430840 Companion Web Site: The Non-Designers Web Book: An Easy Guide to Creating, Designing, and Posting Your Own Web Site (Third Edition) Authors: Robin Williams & John Tollett Date: 2006 Publisher: Peachpit Press ISBN-10: 0321303377 Where to Buy? Text should be ordered immediately if it has not already been purchased. You can buy at one of the following locations: Boise State University Bookstore Barnes and Noble Amazon If you purchase from a web site such as Half or Ebay where you can purchase text books used from individuals, please be aware that you may not receive your textbooks for several weeks after your purchase date. If ever using these types of web sites, please purchase your books several weeks in advance of the beginning of the course. Required Software Web page & Graphics Editing Software Adobe makes several CS4 suites. We use Adobe CS4 Web Standard in the (Education discounts EDTECH program. This suite includes includes Flash CS4 , Dreamweaver CS4 , available) Fireworks CS4, and Device Central. In EDTECH 502 we We will use Dreamweaver CS4, Fireworks CS4 and Device Central. Please install all of these when you install the CS4 suite.file:///C|/Users/Mike/Documents/Lora%20School/502/502%20Syllabus.htm[12/15/2009 2:54:50 PM]
  3. 3. Blackboard Academic Suite (See URLs below on how to get discounted software) Anti Virus Software Norton Anti Virus AVG Anti-Virus (Free) Other Free Software (Education discounts Popup Blocker: This is highly recommended. Google has one built into available) their free toolbar if you want to try it: Adobe Reader: Flash Player: QuickTime Player: Firefox Web Browser: FireFTP (Firefox add on): Fangs Screen Reader Emulator (Firefox add on):http://www.standards- Internet Connection and FTP Capability: Of course, an Internet connection is required to participate in this online course. If you have a high speed connection it is preferable to dial-up access. If you only have dial-up access you can still get by, but patience is a virtue when waiting for files to download. We will be creating a Web site over the semester and it will be necessary to FTP files to a Web server here at Boise State University. Dreamweaver uploads and downloads files through FTP (File Transfer Protocol). If you plan to work from a school or business location it may be necessary to request help from your network administrator. Sometimes FTP is blocked. Please be prepared for this possibility so that you can either get help or find a different place to do your assignments. Alternative Web Site Space: Typically, we provide Web site space for students on the EDTECH2 server. However, sometimes things go wrong with the server or students are unable to FTP to it. This has sometimes been an issue for students who are outside of the United States. Please be prepared to obtain alternative Web site space if necessary. You may already have Web site space as part of the Internet Service Provider subscription you are using. Free, or inexpensive Web site hosting is also quite easy to find. Hardware: As with an internet connection, a computer is required for this course. It is everybodys responsibility to ensure that they have a working computer to complete their lessons. To help ease any worries, having a back up plan (in case there are computer troubles that will take more than a week to repair), is always recommended. Software Discounts Students and educators are eligible for discounts for certain software. Two places you can purchase software at a discount are: BSU Bookstore and Academic Superstore. Check here before purchasing any software such as Dreamweaver. I personally use Academic Superstore for my software discounts. I have found that they have some of the best prices. All you will need to do is provide Acadmic Superstore with proof that you are a student. You may find that one of the Adobe Creative Suite packages is a better deal than buying titles separately. You get more for your money. For example, the Adobe CS4 Web Standard includes Dreamweaver, Fireworks, and Flash for less money than buying all three individually. Currently, Flash is taught in EDTECH 574. Assignments & Projects The assignments for EdTech 502 include discussions, curriculum development for the Internet, and a final project. (Any additions to the assignments and projects will be noted during the weekly assignment postings.) Posting of Assignments: Detailed information about assignments will be posted in Blackboard. Assignments weeks begin on every Wednesday and assignments are due the following Tuesday as posted (be sure to check due dates as there may be changes due to holiday or finals). Click the Assignments button in the Blackboard menu to access this information. Assignment and project information will be updated regularly throughout the semester. Please check Blackboard at least twice per week to read announcements and check for assignment updates. Also, check your Boise State email at least once per week for course related correspondence. Note that the default email address in Blackboard is your BSU email address. Please check your personal information in Blackboard to see if the email address listed there is the one you with to be contacted with. If not, please change it right away. Be aware that the university “recommends that you plan on 3-4 hours of course work per credit per week for Distance Ed classes. For example, a 3-credit class would require 9-12 hours of your time per week (BSU Distance Education).” Assignment Submission: All assignments must be submitted by Tuesday evening/Wednesday morning at midnight on the assigned due dates in your Blackboard assignment. Assignments will be submitted in various formats whether it is via Discussion Board, Digital Drop Box, Email, or Posting to our student websites. The methods will be outlined in each weekly assignment.file:///C|/Users/Mike/Documents/Lora%20School/502/502%20Syllabus.htm[12/15/2009 2:54:50 PM]
  4. 4. Blackboard Academic Suite Grades: Your assignments will be reviewed and within one week after the assignment due date. Depending upon the assignment, you will receive a rubric with comments or receive points earned for assignment completion. Please check the gradebook area of Blackboard by the Tuesday following the assignment due date. If you do not have an assigned grade, please contact me. BSU Help Desk (Broncomail) - Blackboard Assistance – Here is a list of the assignments and projects for this semester: Assignments Points Participation in Class Discussions 50 Blackboard Homepage 25 XHTML 502.html page 50 External CSS for 502.html 50 Netiquette Page 75 Web accessibility hot links page 75 Copyright scavenger hunt 75 Interactive concept map 75 Jigsaw activity 75 M-Learning activity 75 Edtech home page: default.html 75 Virtual field trip 150 WebQuest 150 Grand Total Points 1,000 Click here for our calendar which has a detailed listing of dates for assignments. Grading Each assignment will be graded based on given criteria and a rubric each week. Our weekly assignments will contain an outline of this information. Your grades will be posted in Blackboard. Your final grade will be based on the following scale: A+ 970 - 1000 A 940 - 969 A- 900 - 939 B+ 870 - 899 B 840 - 869 B- 800 - 839 C+ 770 - 799 C 740 - 769 C- 700 - 739 D+ 670 - 699 D 640 - 669 D- 600 - 639 F 599 & Below Standards Addressed in Course The assignments in this course have been aligned to the Standards for the Accreditation of School Media Specialist and Educational Technology Programs: Assignment(s) Associated AECT-NCATE Standardsfile:///C|/Users/Mike/Documents/Lora%20School/502/502%20Syllabus.htm[12/15/2009 2:54:50 PM]
  5. 5. Blackboard Academic Suite 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 1.1.2.b Create instructional plans (micro-level design) that address the needs of all learners, 11,12 including appropriate accommodations for learners with special needs. 8 1.1.2.c Integrate information literacy skills into classroom and media center instruction. 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 1.1.2.d Incorporate contemporary instructional technology processes in the development of 11,12 interactive lessons that promote student learning. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 1.1.3.b Demonstrate personal skill development with at least one: computer authoring 8, 9, 10, 11,12 application, video tool, or electronic communication application. 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 1.3.b Identify at least one instructional model and demonstrate appropriate contextualized 11,12 application within practice and field experiences. 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 1.4.b Describe and/or document specific learner characteristics which influence the selection 11,12 of instructional strategies. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 2.3.2 Design, produce, and use digital information with computer-based technologies. 8, 9, 10,11,12 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 2.4.1 Use authoring tools to create effective hypermedia/multimedia instructional materials or 11,12 products. 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 2.4.2 Develop and prepare instructional materials and products for various distance education 11,12 delivery technologies. 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 2.4.4 Use telecommunications tools such as electronic mail and browsing tools for the World 11,12 Wide Web to develop instructional and professional products. 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 2.4.5 Develop effective Web pages with appropriate links using various technological tools. 9, 10, 11,12 6 3.4.3 Identify and apply copyright and fair use guidelines within practice. 3.4.5 Identify policies and regulations which apply to the utilization, application, and 6 integration of distance delivery technologies. Late Assignments Due Dates: Please note that all assignment due dates fall on Tuesdays. Assignments must be submitted by midnight Mountain time on scheduled due dates. For time zone information please visit the World Clock Web site: Point Deduction for Late Work: Ten points are deducted for each day an assignment is late. For example, an assignment that is two days late will lose 20 points as a late penalty. Emergency Pass: If you have a major event such as a death in the family, illness, hospitalization, or you are out of town without Internet, you may turn in one assignment under the emergency pass. This assignment may be up to one week late and still qualify for full credit. After the one week extension has passed ten points per day will be deducted until the assignment is no longer worth any credit. Your Responsibility with Late Work: If you will be late for any reason please e-mail the instructor at on or before the scheduled due date. When the assignment is completed you must send a follow-up email to let the instructor know it is ready to grade. This is how we calculate the number of days for the late work penalty. Failure to notify the instructor could lead to a grade of zero. Please Avoid End of Course Late Work: Please note that we work under University deadlines for submitting grades at the end of the semester. If you have an assignment that is late at the end of the semester there is a chance that it might not be in on time to make the deadline. In this situation, I have no choice but to grade whatever I have at that time and submit grades regardless of the late policy above. Please try to avoid this situation. Plan Your Time: It is a good idea to schedule specific times to work on your assignments each week and keep the appointment with yourself. A three credit graduate course requires about 9 to 12 hours per week of work (This doubles during compressed summer sessions.) It is in your best interest to start early on each assignment to give yourself time to fix technical problems or get help before the due date passes. Assignments not submitted by the due date are subject to late penalties so please plan ahead to avoid a midnight time crunch. Technical Difficulties : On occasion, you may experience problems with accessing Blackboard or class files located within Blackboard, with your Internet service, and/or other computer related problems. Do make me aware if a technical problem prevents you from completing coursework within a reasonable amount of time. It is recommended not to wait more than 24 hours to report a technical issue. If a problem occurs on our end, such as Blackboard or EDTECH2 server failure, then an automatic due date extension is granted. Advanced Copies of Assignmentsfile:///C|/Users/Mike/Documents/Lora%20School/502/502%20Syllabus.htm[12/15/2009 2:54:50 PM]
  6. 6. Blackboard Academic Suite Assignments will not be handed out more than a few days in advance. Often times a lesson can be changed prior to posting. This policy is to ensure that you always have the most accurate information available to you. Reasonable Accomodations Any student who feels s/he may need accommodations based on the impact of a disability should contact me privately to discuss your specific needs. You will also need to contact the Disability Resource Center at 208-426-1583 located in the Administration Building, room 114 to meet with a specialist and coordinate reasonable accommodations for any documented disability. Academic Honesty For this course, we will be adhering to the BSU Student Code of Conduct along with generally accepted Fair Use Policies for Instructors. We will also observe U.S. copyright laws in this course. Several great links to copyright information are available on the BSU Academic Technologies site at: According to the BSU Student Code of Conduct: "Cheating or plagiarism in any form is unacceptable. The University functions to promote the cognitive and psychosocial development of all students. Therefore, all work submitted by a student must represent her/his own ideas, concepts, and current understanding. Academic dishonesty also includes submitting substantial portions of the same academic course work to more than one course for credit without prior permission of the instructor(s)." For this course the following standards will be used: All students are expected to create original works for each assignment. Projects and papers written for other courses should not be reused for this class. To fairly assess each student, original work is needed in order to assure everybody is receiving the most out of the class and that the concepts are understood. All project text should be original text written by each student. Any content that is referenced or has small amounts of material quoted should be cited. Images or other media used in projects should be original, used with permission, or come from public domain. Terms and conditions for usage should be checked before being used. Please cite the source for materials that are obtained for your projects unless they are created by you. If permission is granted for use of copyrighted materials please post a statement explaining that near those materials. In the event of academic dishonesty a complaint is filed with the BSU Student Conduct Office with supporting documentation. This complaint remains on file and actions may be taken against the student (e.g., loss or credit, reduction in grade, etc.). Conceptual Framework College of Education - The Professional Educator Boise State University strives to develop knowledgeable educators who integrate complex roles and dispositions in the service of diverse communities of learners. Believing that all children, adolescents, and adults can learn, educators dedicate themselves to supporting that learning. Using effective approaches that promote high levels of student achievement, educators create environments that prepare learners to be citizens who contribute to a complex world. Educators serve learners as reflective practitioners, scholars and artists, problem solvers, and partners. Department of Educational Technology Mission The Department of Educational Technology supports the study and practice of facilitating and improving learning of a diverse population by creating, using, managing, and evaluating appropriate technological processes and resources. Believing technology is a tool that enhances and expands the educational environment, we promote the use of current and emergent technologies for teaching and learning in a dynamic global society. Educational technologists are leaders and innovators, serving in institutions of higher education, public or private school settings, federal, state, or local educational agencies, and educational organizations in the private sector.file:///C|/Users/Mike/Documents/Lora%20School/502/502%20Syllabus.htm[12/15/2009 2:54:50 PM]