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NOTE: Students taking courses at USF System Institutions other than their home USF institution should seek the approval of their graduate program director prior to taking the courses to ensure that the courses are eligible for transfer.


If you would like to plan your program of studies, you can use the Distance Learning Course Plan and the Face-to-Face Course Plan to find out when courses will be offered.

CGS 6210 - Microcomputer Hardware Systems for Education (3)
The purpose of this course is to develop individuals who have an understanding of microcomputer hardware that allows them to teach about hardware concepts as well as make decisions concerning its purchase, repair, and appropriate use. PR: Computer Literacy.


EDF 6284 - Problems in Instructional Design for Computers (3)
This course focuses on the systematic design of instructional courseware, including analysis, media selection and evaluation. Topics include instructional strategies, screen design, response analysis, feedback and interactivity. PR: Computer Literacy.


EDG 6975 - Project: Master's/Specialist (Var.)
Individual scholarly project planned and completed with the approval of the advisor and program committee.


EME 5403 - Computers in Education (3)
A survey course designed to introduce practicing teachers to computer technology and its function in the classroom to augment the teaching and learning processes. Objectives include the use and evaluation of educational software, classroom use of computers, instructional computing research, generic applications software (word processors, database managers, etc.), and teaching in virtual environments. PR: Computer Literacy.


EME 6053 (previous EME 6936) - Internet in Education (3)
The course focuses on the applications of the Internet in education. Topics include: educational resources on the World Wide Web, copyright issues, webpage construction (HTML), evaluation of websites, WebQuests and other techniques for using the Internet to enhance instruction. PR: None.


EME 6055 (previous EME6936) - Current Trends in Instructional Technology (3)
Development of concepts, strategies, and materials for the use of computer technology in the enhancement of instruction. The course explores the impact that computer technology can have on the nature of the teaching/learning process. PR: Computer Literacy.

EME 6207 (previous EME 6936) - Web Design (3)
This online course focuses on the design of instructional and informational web sites. Topics include writing for the web, design of visual elements, usability issues, interactivity, multimedia, accessibility, globalization, and marketing. Students will evaluate web sites, create web-based quizzes, and design Web-Based Training (WBT). PR: Basic knowledge of HTML.


EME 6208 (previous EME 6936) - Interactive Media (3)
This course focuses on the design, development and implementation of interactive media in instructional settings. Topics include: hypermedia programs, compact disc technologies, digital images, interactive videodiscs, digital audio and digital video. Students will evaluate commercial programs and develop custom applications using appropriate tools. PR: Computer Literacy.


EME 6209 - Digital Video (previous EME 6936) (3)
This course focuses on the design, development, and implementation of animation and digital video for instructional multimedia programs. Topics include file formats, compression options, editing techniques, design considerations, and appropriate software tools. PR: Computer Literacy.


EME 6215 (previous EME 6936) - Instructional Graphics (3)
This course focuses on the creation, transfer, and manipulation of graphic files for multimedia applications. PR: Computer Literacy.


EME 6425 - Technology School Management (3)
This survey course provides information and teaches skills necessary for administrators and teachers to effectively integrate and manage technology resources; use application software, such as word processors, database managers, spreadsheets, Internet search tools, and the USF virtual library to facilitate leadership and management tasks at the school and classroom level. PR: Computer Literacy.

EME 6457 (previous EME 6936) - Distance Learning (3)
This online course will explore all aspects of distance education. Topics include instructional strategies, interactivity, course development, research, delivery systems, needs analysis, administration, and evaluation.


EME 6613 - Development of Technology-based Instruction (3)
Application of computer-based instructional design principles to the development of technology-based instruction. This course also incorporates state-of-the-art materials and methods involving digital technologies. PR: EDF 6284.


EME 6235 (previous EME 6936) - Technology Project Management (3)
This course focuses on the management of technology-based instructional projects. Topics include theories of project management, cost and time estimation, management software, role differentiation, resource planning, work breakdown structures, formative and summative evaluation, and dissemination. PR: EDF 6284


EME 6930 - Programming Language: Flash (3)
Flash is an introductory course that uses the Flash authoring environment and ActionScript 3.0, an Object-Oriented Programming (OOP) Language, to develop interactive and multi-media applications that can be used for instruction and the collection and manipulation of educational data. PR: Computer Literacy.


EME 6930 - Programming Language: Web Programming 1 (3)
An introduction to computer programming and its application to instruction and research. Course objectives are achieved through mastery of the fundamentals of HTML and JavaScript.


EME 6930 - Programming Language: Web Programming 2 (3)
Web Programming 2 is a graduate level education course designed to introduce experienced educational web programmers to intermediate-level topics in client-side educational programming and to the application of the fundamentals of server-side programming to educational goals. The major course content is browser programming with JavaScript, server CGI programming with Perl, and server ASP programming with VBScript. PR: EME 6930: AECT: Web Programming 1


EME 7458 - Research in Distance Learning (3)
This online course about distance learning is designed to provide an integrated framework to explore theory within practice. The course will explore all types of distance and distributed learning—not just online learning. Topics include distance technologies; implications for teaching and learning; issues and trends; and research.


EME 7615: Instructional Game Design for eBooks (3)
Instructional design and development of games in eBooks to promote reading comprehension, analysis of existing research and participation in new research on games to promote reading comprehension. Focus is games for eBooks for web and portable devices. Appropriate for students in the Ed.S. and Ph.D. programs.


EME 7631 - Research in Technology Project Management (3)
This course focuses on research issues related to the management of technology-based instructional projects. Topics include research and theories related to project management, cost and time estimation, management software, role differentiation, resource planning, work breakdown structures, formative and summative evaluation, and dissemination. This course is appropriate for students in the Ed.S. and Ph.D. programs. PR: EDF 6284.


EME 7910 - Directed Research (3)
Directed independent research with faculty supervision. PR: Computer Literacy.


EME 7938 - Computer Augmented Instructional Paradigms (3)
Doctoral-level research seminar in the field of instructional technology. EME 7938 students focus on IT research literature, purposes, and paradigms. The course is designed to engage students at the highest cognitive levels, requiring extensive independent literature review, conceptualization, evaluation, and writing. Students must be able to deliver, to receive, and to apply constructive criticism. Appropriate mainly for IT doctoral, cognate, & Ed.S. students, but doctoral students in other education disciplines who possess the prerequisite competencies may inquire. PR: Computer Literacy.


EME 7939 - Research in Technology-based Education (3)
Seminar examining research methods for the uses of computers and related technology in teaching and learning. Also includes investigation on role of computers and related technology as research instrumentation. PR: EME7938, CI, Advanced Graduate Standing. Appropriate for students in the Ed.S. and Ph.D. programs.


EME 7980 - Dissertation (Var.)
Doctoral dissertation hours in Instructional Technology (please enroll in the section taught by your Major Professor). PR: Must be admitted to Doctoral Candidacy.

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