Libraries, Literature, and Literacy
Indiana University at Indianapolis
School of Library and Information Science
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The following entry skills are required for this course:
This course makes the assumption that you are able to work independently. There are no required face-to-face meetings. There are no required synchronous online meetings. However, feel free to email or arrange a chat with your instructor any time!
The Internet is overflowing with resources that help educators connect books with technology-rich resources. Unfortunately, it's often difficult to locate worthwhile resources and build effective, efficient, and appealing curriculum materials. This course will help you create interdisciplinary, thematic, web-based units that address common standards and benchmarks in reading/literacy, as well as other subject areas. Learn to create standards-based, technology-rich learning materials including activities, projects, and performance assessments.
This course will explore trends in teaching, learning, and technology. For example, literature circles have become a popular way to differentiate instruction in the classroom. Internet resources, educational software, and technology tools can be used to expand learning through motivating and meaningful themes. Webquests provide an authentic, technology-rich environment for problem solving, information processing, and collaboration. This inquiry-based approach to learning involves students in a wide range of activities that make good use of Internet-based resources. In this course, students will evaluate existing Webquests, adapt a Webquest, and develop a WebQuest that use a piece of literature as a focal point for inquiry-based learning.
Students will participate in online threaded discussions, develop technology-rich learning projects, and implement a project in a school, public, or academic library setting, classroom, or other learning environment. Choices allow graduate students with varied backgrounds and interests to select activities that meet their professional needs.
Students will be able to:
The instructor will:
L595 is a three-credit graduate course that may be used to complete:
L595 also meets a portion of the new standards for Teachers of Library Media in Indiana as approved by the Professional Standards Board.
For a complete description of the requirements, go to the Course Requirements page.
For a nice checklist of the course activities, check out L595 Course Checklist.
The points awarded for each activity are indicated on the Course Requirements page. High expectations have been set for this course. Please notice that outstanding achievement will require careful attention to course criteria and exceptional quality in course assignments.
Final grades are based on the following range within the total 100 points possible:
The meaning of the letter grades follows the SLIS Grading Policy:
A: Outstanding achievement. Student
performance demonstrates full command of the course materials and evinces
a high level of originality and/or creativity that far surpasses course
expectations. The grade of A+ is not granted in SLIS, except in very
Students needing accommodations because of disability must register with Adaptive Educational Services and complete the appropriate form before accommodations will be given. The AES office is located in Cavanaugh Hall 001E, 425 University Blvd., Indianapolis, IN 46202-5140 and may be reached by phone 317/274-3241 or 317/278-2050 TTD/TTY; by fax 317/274-2051; or by email email@example.com
For more information go to http://www.life.iupui.edu/Who/Adaptive/
Examine the Calendar below. The first column contains dates. The second column contains activities you should work on during the week indicated by the date. The third column showns specific assignments that are due as indicated in the first column.
Notice that there are three activities due at once. Do not try to do them all at the same time! The week before they are due you should be making your postings so you can spend the next week reading and responding to the work of your classmates.
All assignments are due by MIDNIGHT on the dates listed.
Note on Due Dates: One advantage of this type of course is flexibility. However based on my experiences teaching online, it's important to establish due dates. The due dates are provided to ensure that all students are successful in this course. Please let me know if you need to change these dates because of personal or professional responsibilities.