COURSES AND DESCRIPTIONS IN LIBRARY MEDIA EDUCATION
LME 318 Children's Literature 3 hours
Prerequisite: First three English classes or instructor approval. An introduction to picture books, traditional literature, poetry, fiction, biography, informational books, and the development of literature programs in the elementary and middle school.
LME 407 Literature for Young Adults 3 hours
Selection and evaluation of materials, reading guidance, and programming for young people, adolescence through adult.
LME 409G Selected Topics 1-3 hours
Prerequisites: Permission of supervising faculty member. Problematic study of a selected topic under the direction of a faculty member. A formal research paper or annotated bibliography is required. Restricted class.
LME 410G Storytelling 3 hours
Storytelling literature, story selection and sources. Practice in oral communication.
LME 411G Creative Media Experiences for Children 3 hours
Methods and procedures for developing creativity in children. The design and evaluation of materials and activities in a variety of media formats for school and library settings. Includes program development.
LME 445 Introduction to Educational Technology 3 hours
Instruction and laboratory experiences in the basic theory and application of educational technology to the design, production, evaluation, and utilization of various communication media formats. (Note: Content includes principles of ID, types of software & criteria for evaluation of software. message design, visual literacy, communication features of different educational technologies, principles of web design, PowerPoint and other presentation software.)
LME 448 Technology Applications in Education 3 hours
Uses of technology in education for instruction and instructional management. Emphasis on evaluation and utilization of appropriate software and hardware. (Note: Content includes applications software like management programs, data bases, spreadsheets, presentation software like PowerPoint, HTML editors such as Netscape and Front Page; development of Web quests; lesson planning that incorporates application software for teaching and learning; web-based resources for learning.)
LME 475G Workshop 1-3 hours
Workshop classes of variable content focused on library media practice and integration of educational technology.
LME 501 Program Organization and Administration 3 hours
Development and administration of the library media program to support the educational goals of the school. Includes school/community needs assessment, program design, implementation of evaluation, budget, and other management areas.
LME 502 Collection Management 3 hours
Principles of collection management to meet the needs of the school library media program. Evaluation, selection and acquisition of print, nonprint and electronic resources. Examination and development of collection policies and procedures, including acceptable use policies and copyright.
LME 506 Classification and Cataloging 3 hours
Classification, descriptive and subject cataloging for print and other media forms. Compliance with national standards including MARC record format.
LME 508 Information Sources and Services 3 hours
Information sources and services in school library media centers. Evaluation and use of print and electronic general reference sources, including search techniques. Emphasis on reference interview process, information literacy, and development of pathfinders.
LME 509 Investigations in Educational Technology 1-3 hours
The completion of a formal research study in educational technology or the creation of an educational technology prototype under the supervision of a faculty member. Restricted class.
LME 512 Issues in Library Media Education 3 hours
Types of information centers and their history, state and national accreditation standards, the development of communication and information technologies, the impact of technology on education, and career opportunities. Attention to legal issues like intellectual freedom, censorship, and information access.
LME 518 Advanced Children's Literature 3 hours
Materials available to meet the needs of children including outstanding authors, illustrators, topical issues, and the reviewing of children's books.
LME 519 Special Topics in Educational Technology 3 hours
Special topics in the field of educational technology. May be repeated once with a different topic. (Note :Variable content in areas of research, distance learning, networking, web management.)
LME 527 Thematic Approach to Young Adult Literature 3 hours
Thematic examination of literary genres and non-print media appropriate for young adults ages 12-18. Includes management and service components for effective young adult literature programs.
LME 535 Survey of Educational Technology Practices 3 hours
(Note: Prerequisite for LME 537) Focus on instructional design and communication models appropriate to effective utilization of multimedia for instruction and training. Application of various multimedia to design, produce, and evaluate instructional/training projects.
LME 537 Principles of Educational Technology Applications 3 hours
(Prerequisite: Completion of LME 535.) Uses of technology for instruction and instructional management. Emphasis on instructional techniques, evaluation and utilization of appropriate instructional software, productivity tools, and the Internet for various subjects, grade levels, and needs of diverse learners.
LME 545 Educational Technology Production 3 hours
(Prerequisite: Completion of LME 537) Product design and production techniques for education and training. Utilization of various software and hardware configurations to produce electronic prototypes.
LME 550 Emerging Technology in Education 3 hours
(Prerequisite: Completion of LME 535) Survey of new and significant technology developments and integration strategies in education; research on applications and their effectiveness on P-12 pupil learning; application of new technologies to design, produce and assess P-12 learning.
LME 547 Integration of Educational Technology 3 hours
(Prerequisite: Completion of LME 537) Application of principles of instructional design to the integration of technology into education and training programs.
LME 590 Practicum 1-3 hours
Field based experience in an appropriate setting under a certified library media specialist or a qualified technology coordinator. Capstone experience for completion of the MS degree. (Note: Permission of the instructor plus prerequisites: Completion of 24 hours of course work including LME 501, 512, 535, and 537; and research tool.
LME 591 Practicum 1 hour
Field-based experience in an appropriate setting under a certified library media specialist; the course is for students in a certification-only or Rank I program for P-12 School Media Librarian.
LME 737 Educational Technology Leadership 3 hours
Emphasis on educational technology leadership, professional development, and instructional management. Topics include equitable access, technology plans, meeting needs of diverse learners with technology, and technology integration strategies.
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