Provides students with the knowledge and skill in cataloging and classification to organize educational resources in both print and electronic collections. Students explore automated systems, evaluate these systems, and determine systems appropriate for individual media centers.
Prepares the student to develop a diverse media center collection and formulate policies and procedures to build and maintain it. First Amendment rights and copyright law as they relate to K-12 media centers are covered.
Prepares students to use and provide instruction in the retrieval and use of educational resources. Various types of informational resources, both print and electronic, are examined. Internet acceptable use, ethical guidelines, and safety issues are explored.
Topics of current and special interest to media educators. Topics may include electronic applications ,media ethics, and censorship.
Provides students with the knowledge and skill in the use of appropriate educational resources in the promotion of reading, listening and viewing literacy. Students examine a wide variety of resources appropriate for use with K-12 students. Students learn to assess K-12 students' interests, goals and abilities to provide resource advisory.
Provides students with the knowledge and skill in cataloging and classification to organize educational resources in both print and electronic collections. Students explore automated systems, evaluate these systems and determine systems appropriate for individual media centers.
Explores the role, purpose, and elements of educational technology in the media center and the school. Students design and produce digital projects that support staff and student learning in the K-12 environment. Evaluation and selection of equipment and software are included.
Examines the role of the Media Specialist in integrating state and national information literacy standards into school curriculum through media center activities. Includes strategies for collaborating with K-12 teachers, applying best practices in the use of educational technology, and contributing to schoolwide literacy initiatives.
Explores the principles, skills, and abilities needed to provide leadership and innovation in the school district and the media center. Media center planning, management, evaluation, advocacy, and media specialist professional development are explored.
Provides experience in a variety of settings in library media and technology. The student and the program director design the practicum.
Topics of current and special interest are offered to media educators. Topics may include electronic applications, media ethics, and censorship.
Selects a particular area of study in the area of educational media and technology.
Introduces the collaborative action research process and develops a research project proposal to conduct action research in an individual setting. Students learn the steps in planning research, developing an action research plan, conducting a literature search and collecting data. Students not completing EDM 6333 requirements in one semester are assigned a grade of "Incomplete" and have one additional semester to complete the work. Students not completing the coursework within this second semester must register for EDM 6900 Continuing Enrollment: Action Research Project each semester until completion of the EDM 6333 requirements.