MUS 716, Technology for the Music Educator MUS 716 at a Glance William Wieland
Northern State University — 2 credits — offered as a summer hybrid course in odd-numbered years
Budget 10 hours per week from May 26–June 19, 2015 for the online portion of this course. We will meet on campus in Spafford Hall Room 305 from 10:00–11:30 am, June 22–26, 2015. Every unexcused campus absence lowers your final grade 10 points.
Dr. William Wieland
NSU Box 1011
1200 South Jay Street
Aberdeen, SD 57401
Office: Spafford Hall 304
Phone: 605-626-2499
Fax: 605-626-2263
Netiquette — Write short messages. Include just one idea per message.
  — Think, then type. Humor and sarcasm are often misunderstood.
  — Be diplomatic. Your words are written and can easily be made public.
I will reply to e-mails within 24 hours except weekends.
NSU Help Desk: 605-626-2283 — — NSU NET Services Technology in the Classroom
Office Hours: Please e-mail me to schedule a phone call, D2L Chat session, Blackboard Collaborate session or Skype session.
Required Text: None. Technology textbooks are quickly outdated. However, we will use Internet resources extensively and refer to a few written manuals.
Required Materials: A computer connected to the Internet. Prerequisite: Only graduate students may enroll in 700-level courses.
Course Description (from the NSU catalog): This course examines various technology tools for improving instruction and explores methods for integration of technology into the music curriculum including sound reinforcement and recording.
Rationale Goals, Objectives, Activities and Assessments Principal instructional methodology: Learn by doing.
Assignment Schedule:       Week 1       Week 2       Week 3       Week 4       Week 5       D2L (Discuss, Dropbox, Grades)
I will give brief feedback to all D2L Dropbox submissions. However, I will not reply to all D2L Discuss posts to avoid becoming a helicopter professor.
Grades: 50% — Weekly Assignments (See weeks 1–5.) — Rubrics
30% — Substantial Technology Project (rubric on bottom)
10% — Technology Presentation — Rubric
10% — Final Quiz
A — 90 and above
B — 80 to 90
C — 70 to 80
D — 60 to 70
F — Below 60
Assignments are due on Fridays. I will post grades on D2L by the following Tuesday.
Academic Freedom Academic Integrity ADA Statement Diversity Statement Student Success/Starfish
Caveat: I constantly make minor changes to my course materials.