Viterbo University Graduate Syllabus

Course Title Credits

Milwaukee Digital Media Conference
2 Graduate Credits

Instructor of Record: Tammy Stephens, , (800) 408.4935 x 0, Skype tstephens12 Course Description:
Participants will use technology in a real world context to share knowledge, collaborate with others, to create relevant real-world products. This year’s conference will be held at The Milwaukee Art Museum. Participants will be creating content for an interactive education portal for the Art Museum.

In this course participants will: • learn about emerging digital media tools in a real world context • work collaboratively to construct knowledge, social network and use emerging technology to communicate information • actively use 21st century learning skills to meet knowledge needs Special note: This course is repeatable. Due to the dynamic changing nature of digital media, each year the conference will focus on a different sub-set of skills. A syllabus for each year will be submitted to Viterbo University.

INTASC Standards:
#4 The teacher understands and uses a variety of instructional strategies, including the use of technology to encourage children’s development of critical thinking, problem solving, and performance skills. #5 The teacher uses an understanding of individual and group motivation and behavior to create a learning environment that encourages positive social interaction, active engagement in learning, and self-motivation. #6 The teacher uses effective verbal and nonverbal communication techniques as well as instructional media and technology to foster active inquiry, collaboration, and supportive interaction in the classroom. #9 The teacher is a reflective practitioner who continually evaluates the effect of his or her choices and actions on pupils, parents, professionals in the learning community and others and who actively seeks out opportunities to grow professionally. #10 The teacher fosters relationships with school colleagues, parents, and agencies in the larger community to support pupil learning and well being and who acts with integrity, fairness and in an ethical manner.

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Outline of Content:
Students attend small group breakout sessions and also work in a collaborative group with 3-5 members and an instructor from The Stephens Group. Staff from The Milwaukee Art Museum may also join us for activities during the week. See for the most up to date schedule.

Assignments and Requirements: The requirements will be commensurate with course requirements of a traditional one,
two or three credit graduate level course. Include papers, journals, etc. State the due dates for all assignments. It is expected that class attendance will be one course requirement. [Should align with standard(s) addressed]


Diigo Participation (25% of final grade) Participants are expected to submit at least five resources pertaining to their assigned piece of artwork to their Diigo Group. Resources should be tagged and include descriptions. Key parts of online resources should be electronically highlighted and annotated. Participants should also include a daily reflection in their Diigo Group. Aligns to standards: #4, #5, #6, #9


Digital Media Portal– (50% of final grade) Each group will submit the following to the course wiki around their assigned piece of art: 1) Tag Cloud 2) Correct citation of piece of work 3) Dipity timeline 4) VoiceThread which includes 3-5 images and inquiry questions. Aligns to standards: #4, #6, #10


Reflection on the use of 21st Century Learning Skills – (25% of final grade) - Participants will also complete a personal and group self-assessment on how they used 21st century skills throughout the week. Aligns to standards: #9, #10

Milwaukee Digital Media Course 2010


Evaluation Method: Diigo Participation (25% of final grade) 4
Resources Includes five or more resources pertaining to assigned piece of artwork. Resources are given appropriate tags helpful for identifying content and include complete descriptions. Key parts of selected resources are electronically highlighted and annotated Includes thoughtful reflections of lessons learned, how 21st century skills are being incorporated, and participation in a learning community.

Includes at least five resources pertaining to the assigned piece of work. Each resource is assigned tag(s) and a description. Most resources include electronic highlights and annotations Includes reflections on lessons learned for each day.

Includes resources pertaining to the assigned piece of work. Improvement on tags and or descriptions are needed.

Some resources pertaining to the assigned piece of work are included. Tags and descriptions are incomplete.

Discussion Board

More details are needed to understand and respond to daily reflections.

Reflections are incomplete

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Digital Media Portal (50% of grade)

4 Tag Cloud
Appropriate tags describing the assigned piece of artwork are included in the tag cloud. The tag cloud is embedded in the course wiki. Copyright and fair use guidelines are followed throughout the project.

3 The group tag cloud is correctly embedded in the course wiki.
The piece of artwork is correctly cited.

The tag cloud exists in the Diigo group, but was not correctly embedded in the group wiki An attempt was made to cite pieces of work, but some errors exist

The tag cloud is incomplete and does not adequately describe the assigned piece of work Many copyright and fair use guidelines were not followed correctly throughout the project A few events are included in the timeline, but descriptions or connections may be unclear Videos are not of good quality to be used as digital content for instruction.

Copyright & Fair Use

Electronic Timeline

The timeline contains 3-5 entries related to the assigned piece of art.

The timeline contains at least 3 entries.

Some relevant events are included in the timeline.

Video Clips

Each team member has a 10-30 second video clip of a museum staff member. Video is well lit and has good sound quality.

Two or three videos are uploaded. Lighting and sound are adequate.

At least one video is uploaded. Sound and/or lighting could use improvements

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21st Century Skills Reflection (25% of final grade)
Please rate yourself and your team members using a scale of 1 to 5 (1 being low, 5 being high) on how your group demonstrated 21st Century Skills on the group tasks and products that were produced during the conference. Your name: Your name: Name: Name: Name: Name:

Digital Age Literacy: The person advanced their Basic Scientific, Economic and Technological Literacy Visual and Information Literacy Multicultural Literacy and Global Awareness Skills Inventive Thinking Adaptability, Managing Complexity, and Self-Direction Curiosity, Creativity and Risk Taking Higher Order Thinking and Sound Reasoning Effective Communication Teaming, Collaboration and Interpersonal Skills Personal, Social and Civic Responsibility Interactive Communication High Productivity Prioritizing, Planning and Managing for Results Effective Use of Real World Tools including being respectful of bandwidth issues and being a “good broadband neighbor” Ability to Produce High Quality Relevant Products

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Texts & Readings:
Davidson, H. (2000). Copyright and Fair Use Guidelines for Teachers. Technology and Learning. Retrieved September 15, 2009, from Polin, L. (2007). Teaching the NET Generation. The Threshold Magazine, Summer 2007. Sommerfeld Gresalfi, M., & Lester, F. (2009). What's worth knowing in mathematics? In Constructivist instruction: Success or failure? (pp. 264-290). New York: Routledge. Wesch, M. (2007, January 31). YouTube - Web 2.0 ... The Machine is Us/ing Us. YouTube. Retrieved September 15, 2009, from Metiri Group. (2003). enGauge 21st Century Skills. Retrieved on December 10, 2008 from ury%2520Crossmatch.doc+engage+21st+century+skills&hl=en&ct=clnk&cd=2&gl=us&cli ent=firefox-a Partnership for 21st Century Skills. (2004) .” Framework for 21st Century Learning”. Retrieved on December 10, 2008 from sk=view Shalper, Judy. (2003). “21st Century Skills: Will Our Students Be Prepared?” Retrieved on December 10, 2008, from

Americans with Disabilities Act: If you are a student with a disability and require auxiliary aids, services or other accommodations for this class, please see the instructor to discuss your accommodation needs.

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