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IM 111. Research in the Information Age

Credits: 1 View Details
Description: Learning and applying information literacy skills including accessing, evaluating, organizing, and appropriately using research information.
Semester Offered: Fall| Spring


IM 204. Research Strategies in a Changing World (Diversity)

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Global context of information in relation to basic university-level research, identify, access, evaluate, and communicate information utilizing library resources, the Internet and other technologies.
Semester Offered: Fall| Spring| Summer
Goal Area: GOAL AREA 8: GLOBAL PERSPECTIVES


IM 260. Exploring Digital Media

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Digital media and their impact on human expression, communication, and society. Individual and group applications for information access, communication, and creative expression. Theory and application of digital media such as electronically mediated communications, global information networks, ubiquitous and mobile learning.
Semester Offered: Fall| Spring| Summer
Goal Area: GOAL AREA 6: HUMANITIES AND FINE ARTS


IM 302. Information Media: Theory to Practice

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Theory, research and practice of the field of Information Media. Critical elements of influential theories and recent research associated with current practice in the Information Media field.
Semester Offered: Fall


IM 404. Instructional Design I

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Introduction to instructional design, including theoretical background, needs assessment, learner analysis and instructional strategies.
Semester Offered: Fall| Summer


IM 414. Technology Integration

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Ways technology can help teachers and students communicate and collaborate, discussion of students as consumers, contributors, and creators in a digital age, use of technology to design authentic learning environments.
Semester Offered: DEMAND


IM 420. Information Technologies and Cultural Relevance

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Explores the relationship of culture to information technologies and develops skills to assess information needs, access global information, obtain, analyze data using information technologies. Completion with a grade of "C" or better fulfills the university's upper division writing requirement.
Prerequisites: IM 204
Semester Offered: Spring


IM 421. Information, Technology and Learning for Elementary Education

Credits: 2 View Details
Description: Role of technology and media for instruction in the elementary classroom. Selecting, designing, and producing instructional materials in a variety of formats to enhance teacher productivity, student creativity, and thinking skills. Elementary education majors only.
Prerequisites: Any one of the following: ART 105, CNA 169, CSCI 169, ETS 157, IM 245, IM 260, or demonstrated basic computer skills.
Semester Offered: Fall| Spring


IM 422. Information, Technology and Learning for K-12 and 5-12 Learning

Credits: 2 View Details
Description: Selecting, designing, and producing instructional materials in a variety of formats. How technology assists teacher productivity and serves as a tool for enhancing student creativity and thinking skills. Education majors only.
Prerequisites: Any one of the following: ART 105, CNA 169, CSCI 169, ETS 157, IM 245, IM 260, or demonstrated basic computer skills.
Semester Offered: Fall| Spring| Summer


IM 423. Information, Technology and Learning for Early Childhood Education

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Role of technology and media in early childhood education. Selecting, designing, and producing instructional materials in a variety of formats. How technology assists teacher productivity and serves as a tool for enhancing student creativity and thinking skills. Child and Family Studies major only.
Prerequisites: CFS 200
Semester Offered: Fall| Spring


IM 442. Workshop: Using Microcomputers in Education

Credits: 1 View Details
Description: How to use a microcomputer and related software for course or classroom purposes. Will explore both generic and dedicated software packages. Course may be repeated to a maximum of 3 credits.
Semester Offered: DEMAND


IM 445. Children's Literature Workshop

Credits: 1 View Details
Description: Participants will meet children's book authors and/or illustrators who will discuss their works for children in grades K-8. Ways of using children's literature in media centers and classrooms will be explored. One credit available upon completion of written assignment. May be repeated.
Semester Offered: Summer


IM 455. Design and Preparation of Multimedia Presentations I

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Design and production of instructor-led multimedia presentations. Hardware and software skills for production of presentation support materials.
Prerequisites: IM 245
Semester Offered: Fall| Summer


IM 456. Design and Preparation of Multimedia Presentations II

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Systematic approach to the production of instructor-independent multimedia presentations for informational and self-instructional lessons. Includes needs assessment, format selection, presentation design, equipment selection and operation, and media production.
Prerequisites: IM 404-504, IM 455-555
Semester Offered: Fall


IM 461. Developing Skills for E-Learning and Communication

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Skills and methodologies required for preparing learners globally for an online environment.
Prerequisites: IM 260
Semester Offered: Fall


IM 462. Design and Production of Video Media

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Developing, designing, utilizing, evaluating, and administering video media in instructional and related programs with a focus on desktop digital technologies.
Semester Offered: Spring


IM 465. Information Management

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Techniques and sources for gathering information for personal and professional use.
Semester Offered: DEMAND


IM 486. Seminar

Credits: 1-3 View Details
Description: Conferences, reports, readings, discussions, problems, and research in a special facet of media. May be repeated to maximum of six credits.
Semester Offered: Summer


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