EME6207 - USF College of Education - University of South Florida

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                                 COLLEGE OF EDUCATION

“The College of Education is dedicated to the ideals of Collaboration, Academic Excellence, Research,
and Ethics/Diversity (CARE). These are key tenets in the Conceptual Framework of the College of
Education. Competence in these ideals will provide candidates in educator preparation programs with
skills, knowledge, and dispositions to be successful in the schools of today and tomorrow.”

1.        Course Prefix and Number: EME 6207                Credit Hours: 3

2.        Course Title: Web Design

3.        Regular Instructor(s): Dr. Ann Barron

4.        Course Prerequisites (if any):

5.        Course Description:

          This 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 websites,
          create and alter web pages, and conduct usability studies..

6.        Course Goals and Objectives:

          Students will be able to:

                 Describe the characteristics of various approaches/strategies employed on websites
                 Optimize graphics and text for web delivery
                 Recognize effective techniques for web navigation
                 Implement effective visual elements into webpage design
                 Employ appropriate writing style for web delivery
                 Design a website using a web template
                 Implement techniques to create a website that is accessible to all users
                 Design a website that is appropriate for a global audience
                 Recognize technical issues related to multimedia delivery on the web
                 Research information related to web design
                 Create a marketing report that outlines recommendations for optimizing the a website
                  for the search engines
                 Conduct a usability study for a website and write a usability report
                 Evaluate web-based training and e-learning sites
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7.        Content Outline:

          Activity 1 -- Introduction, Website Purposes & Features

          Activity 2 -- Website Design and Cascading Style Sheets

          Activity 3 -- Navigation and External CSS

          Activity 4 -- Visual Elements

          Activity 5 -- Usability

          Activity 6 -- Accessibility and Marketing

          Activity 7 -- Creating Interactivity and Quizzes

          Activity 8 -- Multimedia and Technical Issues

8.        Evaluation of Student Outcomes:

          The evaluation for EME 6936: Web Design is based on assignments and quizzes related
          to 8 activities.

          Class Activities (70%) -- The class activities include a variety of assignments related to
          designing and evaluating websites. There are a series of eight activities. Each of these
          activities contains one or more evaluation products to be completed by the student.
          Products include postings to the discussion board, creation or modification of webpages,
          documents submitted to the instructor, etc.

          Objective Quizzes (20%) -- Objective quizzes will be administered via Blackboard.
          Students will have two opportunities to take the quiz related to each content area.

          Final Project (10%) -- The final project consists of working with a "client" to create a
          prototype for a website, implementing all of the design guidelines included in the course.

          No incompletes will be awarded without extenuating, documented circumstances, such as
          death in the family or extended illness. If you request an Incomplete you will be assigned
          the grade that you have currently earned, which will be updated when you complete the
          requirements of the course. If you do not update this grade within the specified time
          period, you will automatically be assigned this grade. If you believe that there is a
          possibility that you may not be able to complete the requirements and your current grade
          is not acceptable, then you should officially withdraw from the course.

9.        Grading Criteria:

                  Grad        %
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                  A          90-100
                  B           80-89
                  C           70-79
                  D           60-70

10.       Textbook(s) and Readings:

          Required: Web Style Guide by Lynch & Horton. Freely available at

          Recommended: Nielsen, J. (2006) Prioritizing Web Usability. Berkeley, CA: New
          Riders. (0-321-35031-6)

11.       Academic Dishonesty:

          “Plagiarism is defined as "literary theft" and consists of the unattributed quotation of the exact
          words of a published text or the unattributed borrowing of original ideas by paraphrase from a
          published text. On written papers for which the student employs information gathered from books,
          articles, or oral sources, each direct quotation, as well as ideas and facts that are not generally
          known to the public-at-large, must be attributed to its author by means of the appropriate citation
          procedure. Citations may be made in footnotes or within the body of the text. Plagiarism also
          consists of passing off as one's own, segments or the total of another person's work.”

          “Punishment for academic dishonesty will depend on the seriousness of the offense and may
          include receipt of an "F" with a numerical value of zero on the item submitted, and the "F" shall
          be used to determine the final course grade. It is the option of the instructor to assign the student
          a grade of "F" of "FF" (the latter indicating dishonesty) in the course.”

12.       Detection of Plagiarism:

          The University of South Florida has an account with an automated plagiarism detection service
          which allows instructors to submit student assignments to be checked for plagiarism. I reserve the
          right to 1) request that assignments be submitted to me as electronic files and 2) electronically
          submit to, or 3) ask students to submit their assignments to
 through myUSF. Assignments are compared automatically with a database
          of journal articles, web articles, and previously submitted papers. The instructor receives a report
          showing exactly how a student's paper was plagiarized.

13.       Web Portal Information:

          Every newly enrolled USF student receives an official USF e-mail account that ends with
          "" Every official USF correspondence to students will be sent to that account.
          Go to the Academic Computing website and select the link "Activating a Student E-mail Account"
          for detailed information. Information about the USF Web Portal can be found at:

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14.       ADA Statement

           Students in need of academic accommodations for a disability may consult with the office of
          Services for Students with Disabilities to arrange appropriate accommodations. Students are
          required to give reasonable notice (typically 5 working days) prior to requesting an

15.       USF Policy on Religious Observances:

          “Students who anticipate the necessity of being absent from class due to the observation of a
          major religious observance must provide notice of the date(s) to the instructor, in writing, by the
          second class meeting.”

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