Design and Implementation of Instructional Strategies for Information Professionals
Spring 2010 Greensheet
Mary Ann Harlan
Office Phone: (650) 392 - 4302
Office Hours: Via email, phone, or as necessary, scheduled elluminate sessions.
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Textbooks and Readings
ANGEL Information: This course will rely primarily on Angel. There are no scheduled elluminate sessions. You will receive a pin for course enrollment via MYSJSU.
This course seeks to provide individuals the tools to design and provide instruction in the online environment. The course explores learning and instructional theory, as well as the research related to online learning.
Course Prerequisites: LIBR 200 required.
Student Learning Outcomes
- Students will demonstrate an understanding of current learning and instructional theory.
- Students will demonstrate a familiarity with Information Literacy standards and models.
- Students will demonstrate an ability to design an evaluation tool to evaluate lesson design.
- Students will evaluate online modules of instruction.
- Students will demonstrate an ability to design online instruction.
LIBR 250 supports the following MLIS Core Competencies:
- design training programs based on appropriate learning principles and theories;
- demonstrate oral and written communication skills necessary for group work, collaborations and professional level presentations,
- evaluate programs and services on specified criteria.
Students will be required to participate in the course through active discussion. The course assignments include:
- reading log and response,
- a synthesis essay focused on current learning and educational theory,
- a reflection essay that examines information literacy standards and models,
- the development and use of an evaluation tool designed to evaluate online instructional modules,
- the design of an online unit.
- Key Dates:
- Jan 29th - Student Introduction due
- Feb 11th - Reading Assignment due
- Feb 17th - Reading Response due
- Feb 26th - Synthesis Essay due
- March 12th - Information Literacy Reflection due
- March 26th - Online Module evaluation due
- April 26th - Draft Final Project due
- May 14th - Final Project due
Discussion dates are not set.
Dates subject to change.
- Discussion- 45pts
- Reading Assignment - 25 points
- Synthesis Essay - 30 pts
- Information Literacy Reflection paper - 15 points
- Module Evaluation - 20 points
- Unit - 30 points
Assignments are due on the published date, unless a specific change has been announced by the instructor. Late assignments will suffer a point penalty for each late day.
Textbooks and Readings
Required and recommended readings are available in textbooks and via King Library.
Extra readings may be suggested over the course of the class.
- Bruce, C. S. (2008). Informed Learning. Chicago: American Library Association. Available through Amazon: 0838984894.
- Orellana, A., Hudgins, T. L., Simonson, M. (Eds.) (2009). The Perfect Online Course. Charlotte, N.C. : Information Age Publishing. Available through Amazon: 1607521202.
- Rose, C., & Nicholl, M. J. (1997). Accelerated Learning for the 21st Century: The Six–Step Plan to Unlock Your Master–Mind. New York: Dell Publishing. Available through Amazon: 0440507790.
- Wiggins, G., & McTigue, J. (2005). Understanding by Design (Expanded 2nd Edition). Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice Hall. Available through Amazon: 0131950843.
The standard SJSU School of Information Grading Scale is utilized for all iSchool courses:
|97 to 100||A|
|94 to 96||A minus|
|91 to 93||B plus|
|88 to 90||B|
|85 to 87||B minus|
|82 to 84||C plus|
|79 to 81||C|
|76 to 78||C minus|
|73 to 75||D plus|
|70 to 72||D|
|67 to 69||D minus|
In order to provide consistent guidelines for assessment for graduate level work in the School, these terms are applied to letter grades:
- C represents Adequate work; a grade of "C" counts for credit for the course;
- B represents Good work; a grade of "B" clearly meets the standards for graduate level work;
For core courses in the MLIS program (not MARA) — INFO 200, INFO 202, INFO 204 — the iSchool requires that students earn a B in the course. If the grade is less than B (B- or lower) after the first attempt you will be placed on administrative probation. You must repeat the class the following semester. If -on the second attempt- you do not pass the class with a grade of B or better (not B- but B) you will be disqualified.
- A represents Exceptional work; a grade of "A" will be assigned for outstanding work only.
Students are advised that it is their responsibility to maintain a 3.0 Grade Point Average (GPA).
General Expectations, Rights and Responsibilities of the Student
As members of the academic community, students accept both the rights and responsibilities incumbent upon all members of the institution. Students are encouraged to familiarize themselves with SJSU's policies and practices pertaining to the procedures to follow if and when questions or concerns about a class arises. See University Policy S90-5 at http://www.sjsu.edu/senate/docs/S90-5.pdf. More detailed information on a variety of related topics is available in the SJSU catalog at http://info.sjsu.edu/web-dbgen/catalog/departments/LIS.html. In general, it is recommended that students begin by seeking clarification or discussing concerns with their instructor. If such conversation is not possible, or if it does not serve to address the issue, it is recommended that the student contact the Department Chair as a next step.
Dropping and Adding
Students are responsible for understanding the policies and procedures about add/drop, grade forgiveness, etc. Refer to the current semester's Catalog Policies section at http://info.sjsu.edu/static/catalog/policies.html. Add/drop deadlines can be found on the current academic year calendars document on the Academic Calendars webpage at http://www.sjsu.edu/provost/services/academic_calendars/. The Late Drop Policy is available at http://www.sjsu.edu/aars/policies/latedrops/policy/. Students should be aware of the current deadlines and penalties for dropping classes.
Information about the latest changes and news is available at the Advising Hub at http://www.sjsu.edu/advising/.
Consent for Recording of Class and Public Sharing of Instructor Material
University Policy S12-7, http://www.sjsu.edu/senate/docs/S12-7.pdf, requires students to obtain instructor's permission to record the course and the following items to be included in the syllabus:
- "Common courtesy and professional behavior dictate that you notify someone when you are recording him/her. You must obtain the instructor's permission to make audio or video recordings in this class. Such permission allows the recordings to be used for your private, study purposes only. The recordings are the intellectual property of the instructor; you have not been given any rights to reproduce or distribute the material."
- It is suggested that the syllabus include the instructor's process for granting permission, whether in writing or orally and whether for the whole semester or on a class by class basis.
- In classes where active participation of students or guests may be on the recording, permission of those students or guests should be obtained as well.
- "Course material developed by the instructor is the intellectual property of the instructor and cannot be shared publicly without his/her approval. You may not publicly share or upload instructor generated material for this course such as exam questions, lecture notes, or homework solutions without instructor consent."
Your commitment, as a student, to learning is evidenced by your enrollment at San Jose State University. The University Academic Integrity Policy F15-7 at http://www.sjsu.edu/senate/docs/F15-7.pdf requires you to be honest in all your academic course work. Faculty members are required to report all infractions to the office of Student Conduct and Ethical Development. The Student Conduct and Ethical Development website is available at http://www.sjsu.edu/studentconduct/.
Campus Policy in Compliance with the American Disabilities Act
If you need course adaptations or accommodations because of a disability, or if you need to make special arrangements in case the building must be evacuated, please make an appointment with me as soon as possible, or see me during office hours. Presidential Directive 97-03 at http://www.sjsu.edu/president/docs/directives/PD_1997-03.pdf requires that students with disabilities requesting accommodations must register with the Accessible Education Center (AEC) at http://www.sjsu.edu/aec to establish a record of their disability.
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