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: MW 11:15-1:15; T 2:00-3:00 & 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.
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.
Web Development Software
KompoZer whas been our main web software for this class in the past. 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).
A second free web content editor you might wish to consider is BlueGriffon. It is much like KompoZer, but is more up-to-date in some respects.
I prefer Adobe Dreamweaver for web development, but it often costs about $159 with an academic discount. SUNY Cortland has an offer for students & faculty on Dreamweaver CS6 for under $140 that would allow you to use that instead.
Perhaps better yet, you might prefer to get the slightly older version Dreamweaver CS4 for under $70. (CS4 is the one that I use myself and it is the verion we have in our lab. There are a number of sites offering this price, but I have not verified it is legitimate.)
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:
|26 August||Introduction to course; assignment 1|
E-mail with accents (character sets), word wrap, attachments, and long links;
How computers work: video
Web editor overview: Dreamweaver (CS4) HTML intro; KompoZer version of HTML intro; Dreamweaver (pre-CS3) HTML intro
Blackboard (for online discussion):Log in to MyRedDragon, eLerning.
Audio homework: Google Voice & Lingt
Web space setup for SUNY Cortland ; FTP to publish your page (publish Table of Contents page);
We will spend time in class working on projects and reviewing linking and uploading;
Presentations of 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: project #2
Go through the PowerPoint introduction and tutorial; spend some time using PowerPoint.
Do the Style lesson on your own.
Finish project #2 (We can try to finish them during class.);
PowerPoint 2: PPT yes/no answer feedback;
GoAnimate: Cartoon videos for student projects: http://goanimate.com/ ;
|21 October||Fall Break|
Interactive Web 2 - Mouseover Table Feedback in web pages using background colors;
Interactive Web 3 - Making form elements more interactive (drop-down, radio buttons) ;
PPT project presentations;
Interactive Web 4 - Automatically checking students' written answers in a text box (modo) ;
Collecting student responses: Poll Everywhere;
Re: Glossing, an article on vocabulary support for reading online - ON THE NET : Vocabulary Support for Independent Online Reading
Mini project #3 - Web-based using text boxes, glossing, mouseover;
Work on final projects
Optional class (work on projects)
Wordle: online Word Cloud creator
|Final Exam Time:
Tuesday, December 10,
4:20 - 6:50 p.m.
|Final project presentations;|
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 several projects using various communications technologies and applications learned during the course. (Please see tentative schedule above.) One final project will be presented in our final exam period. Guidelines and evaluation rubrics for projects will be made available to students in class and on the course web site.
|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:
SUNY Cortland is committed to upholding and maintaining all aspects of the federal Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973.
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 Hall or call (607) 753-2066 for an appointment. Any information regarding your disability will remain confidential. Because many accommodations require early planning, requests for accommodations should be made as early as possible. Any requests for accommodations will be reviewed in a timely manner to determine their appropriateness to this setting.