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SLIS 797 - Special Topics: Principles of Assessment for Library and Information Science Professionals

Class Session: Tuesday, January 16, 2018 - Monday, April 30, 2018

Credit: 3 semester hours of graduate credit

Prerequisites: SLIS 701

Instructor: Sarah Keeling

Note: Please register by January 9, 2018. Sections for this course: J50 SC (students living in SC); J91 Other States Cohort (students living in a state other than SC); J92 Other Countries Cohort (students living outside the US). J91 and J92 students pay the cohort tuition.


Course Description

Introduction to the process of selecting and evaluating materials for children and youth who are differently-able, or who have disabilities. Covers the process of planning and implementing programming for these populations. Special emphasis will be placed upon Universal Design and creating inclusive environments and learning opportunities.


General Information

Course Description: This three credit hour course focuses on principles of assessment for improving programs across information environments. It introduces the nature and purpose of assessment, techniques and tools for conducting assessments, and strategies for using the results of assessments to improve programs and services. These skills are crucial in a dynamic information environment.


Course Delivery Type

A Web course is taught using one or more web delivery platforms such as Blackboard, Streaming Video, Adobe Connect etc. Students must have access to a high-speed Internet connection. More information will be provided by the instructor in the course syllabus.

(100% asynchronous - if course has any online or face-to-face meetings, live attendance will not be required. For any such sessions, there will be alternative ways to view or obtain the material covered).


Course Materials

Textbooks are available from the USC University Bookstore in the Russell House Student Union, Greene Street, Columbia, SC, 803-777-4160 (toll free at 888-654-5320). Online text ordering is available through the bookstore Web site at www.shopgamecocks.com. Delivery options are in-store pickup or UPS shipping (Ground, Second Day, or Next Day). Students are required to indicate their course section to order online; there will be a "J" prefix on the course SECTION number for this course. Contact the bookstore for questions about the online ordering system.


Syllabus Information

Enrolled students will be able to view in Blackboard.


Assignment Information

Enrolled students will be able to view in Blackboard.


Information is accurate as of November 20, 2017, 2:41 am (Subject to change)



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