Materials for this course were developed in part through Languages Across the Curriculum grant from the SUNY Office of Educational Technology.
Office: 225-D Old Main
Office hours: WF 1:00 2:30, T 2:00-4:00 & by appt.
Telephone: 753-2027 (office)
753-4303 (Modern Languages Dept.)
|Tues. 4:20 p.m. - 6:50 p.m.
Old Main 223 (Language Learning Center)
3 cr. hr.
Important WWW links for this course will be found online.
Catalog description: Focus on learning how to use communications technologies and develop related foreign language materials with an emphasis on pedagogically sound integration of these technologies and materials in the foreign language curriculum. Technologies to be explored include: presentation software, interactive multimedia, the World Wide Web, and real-time communication. Prerequisites: Graduate status or permission of the department. (3 sem hr.)
This course will develop skills in using the tools of international communications for today's global village. Students will learn to use these tools to create materials through projects directly related to the student's individual language. An adequate competence in the target language is essential for success in this class, and students will be expected to work with and create texts in languages other than English. Examples of the communications technologies to be explored include: presentation software (PowerPoint), the World Wide Web, real-time communication (voice and video conferencing), software for digitizing media. The course is intended for language teachers wishing to incorporate electronic communications technologies in their curriculum. Students should already know the basics of word processing, email use, and WWW navigation.
Needed for class:
- A computer - Duh!
- A USB flash key memory drive or something similar such as a cloud drive, etc.
- We will use MS PowerPoint for one project - you should be able to find it in most computer labs and you probably already have it.
- You will definitely need software to edit your web pages at home:
KompoZer whas been our main web software for this class in the past. I prefer Adobe Dreamweaver for web development, but it now costs about $159 with an academic discount. KompoZer is free and can do everything you need for this class http://kompozer.net/ . Don't forget to download the right copy for your operating system (Windows, Mac, Linux). I am looking for a deal on Dreamweaver for under $140 that might allow us to use that instead. Another option might be Adobe Creative Cloud for about $30/month.
Do NOT try to use MS Word to make web pages or fire and brimstone will rain down on your head.
Other reasonably priced options for your future web development are Microsoft Expression Web (academic discount) and CoffeeCup 2008 (free for k-12 http://www.coffeecup.com/k12/) .
Review of free editors:
- Our image editing software is Adobe Photoshop Elements. I recommend that you buy this for about $50 (Amazon). It is excellent software but it is NOT required, and if you have other image editing software with the features we'll be using (e.g. GIMP, Paint.NET, PhotoPlus) that is fine. GIMP is free and has a very good reputation : http://www.gimp.org/ . Paint.NET, also free, is reported to be less powerful than Gimp but easier to learn: http://www.getpaint.net/
- Our sound editing software is Audacity (free) http://audacity.sourceforge.net/ . To save as mp3 using Audacity, be sure to follow directions on the Audacity web site for installing the LAME encoder. Adobe Audition is an excellent professional sound editor, but is quite expensive and is far more powerful than you need.
- Check out: http://www.freetech4teachers.com/
Possibile additions: Smartboard, Google Voice, Excel for data collection, Skype options screen share, Video production, class scripting.
Course Schedule (in progress)
|28 August||Introduction to course; assignment 1|
E-mail with accents (character sets), word wrap, attachments, and long links;
Web editor overview: KompoZer version of HTML intro; (Dreamweaver HTML intro; Old Netscape version of HTML intro)
Audio homework: Google Voice & Lingt
Designing an index page for your assignments;
|27 September||We will spend time in class working on projects;
Sound 1: Sound recording basics;
Identifying pedagogical goals, objectives & outcomes (very important);
Web page vs. blog (look over at home);
WebCam; (Examine briefly.)
Presentations of mini-project #1 (If you are having trouble with scanning or sound, focus on other aspects of your site instead. Navigation and layout are more important);
Work on your second project: mini-project #2
Sound 3: Embedding sound in a web page;
Go through the PowerPoint introduction and tutorial; spend some time using PowerPoint.
Do the Style lesson on your own.
Finish mini-project #2 (We can try to finish them during class.);
Video 1: Single Shot Video capture, crop and trim; Video camera recording; Windows Movie Maker video editing;
PowerPoint 3: PPT Interactive Animation within a slide for PPT 2010; PPT Interactive Animation within a slide for PPT 2007; PPT Interactive Animation for PPT 2003;
Interactive Web 2 - Mouseover Table Feedback in web pages using background colors;
PPT project presentations;
Interactive Web 4 - Automatically checking students' written answers in a text box (modo) ;
Work on mini project #3 - lesson following a model;
Re: Glossing, an article on vocabulary support for reading online - ON THE NET : Vocabulary Support for Independent Online Reading
Optional class (work on projects)
Mini project #3 - Web-based using text boxes, glossing, mouseover;
Work on final projects
|Final Exam Time:
Tuesday, December 13,
4:20 - 6:50 p.m.
|Final project presentations;|
Student projects Fall 2011
Student projects Fall 2010
Student projects Fall 2009
Student projects Fall 2008
Student projects Spring 2008
Student projects 2007
Course Description and Class Attendance Policy
Students are expected to attend all classes and to be punctual. Learning to use all of these applications will involve much time, both in and out of class. For this reason, students will need to make provision to work on assignments and projects outside of class in addition to the regular activities planned during class hours. The course instructor will be available regularly for consultation to assist students working on class assignments and projects. All students are urged to use the department computer language lab or other lab facilities as well as home computers when convenient.
Students will also be required to complete at least four mini-projects using various communications technologies and applications learned during the course. (Please see tentative schedule above.) In addition, students will develop and present two major projects, one at mid-semester and one as a final project. These projects can be expansions of previous mini-projects and should certainly be culminating projects using many of the technologies learned to date. Guidelines and evaluation rubrics for projects will be made available to students in class and on the WWW page.
|Evaluation:||1. Class attendance and participation||10%|
|2. Completion of weekly assignments||20%|
|4. Mid-term Project||20%|
|5. Final Project||20%|
ICC 523 and the Conceptual Framework:
This course, as is the case with all of our offerings in the Modern Languages Department, is rooted in the ideals of liberal learning. The underlying ideal in all of our classes, whether they be literature, culture, or language based, is that all three of these elements are interwoven. The specific knowledge and perspectives that will be acquired in this class reflect SUNY Cortland’s commitment to instilling in our students an acumen for themes and issues pertaining to Global Understanding (knowledge of the interconnectedness of the natural and human experience through exposure to the political, social, economic and religious differences of the target language s literature and civilization) and Social Justice (comparison and contrast of issues of social justice, equality, and democracy between our society and those of the target language).
ACADEMIC DISHONESTY - from college handbook:
340.01 ACADEMIC INTEGRITY
. . . It is . . . the professional responsibility of all faculty to explain the importance of honesty and respect for knowledge in order to ensure an academic environment that encourages integrity.
. . . it is the responsibility of students to protect their own work from inappropriate use by others . . .
Academic integrity is absolutely essential to ensure the validity of the grading system and maintain high standards of academic excellence. In addition, all members of the academic community must exhibit behavior exemplifying academic honesty and encourage such behavior in others.
340.02 ACADEMIC DISHONESTY -- 1. Plagiarism
Each student is expected to present his or her own work. All papers, examinations, and other assignments must be original or explicit acknowledgment must be given for the use of other persons' ideas or language. . .
340.03 PROCEDURES FOR HANDLING ACADEMIC DISHONESTY
(1) The person reporting an instance of alleged academic dishonesty shall complete and forward to
the Office of Judicial Affairs the Disclosure and Notification of an Academic Dishonesty Charge form.
. . . If the filer of the notification form is a faculty member, whenever possible she/he shall discuss the incident with the student prior to forwarding the form to the Office of Judicial Affairs.
Student Disability Services:
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If you are a student with a disability and wish to request accommodations,
please contact the Office of Disability Services located in B-40 Van Hoesen
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Any requests for accommodations will be reviewed in a timely manner to determine
their appropriateness to this setting.