ERIC Number: ED529173
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Reference Count: N/A
Digital Media Technology. Program CIP: 09.0702
Agee, Kelly, Ed.
Research and Curriculum Unit
Secondary vocational-technical education programs in Mississippi are faced with many challenges resulting from sweeping educational reforms at the national and state levels. Schools and teachers are increasingly being held accountable for providing true learning activities to every student in the classroom. This accountability is measured through increased requirements for mastery and attainment of competency as documented through both formative and summative assessments. The courses in this document reflect the statutory requirements as found in Section 37-3-49, Mississippi Code of 1972, as amended (Section 37-3-46). In addition, this curriculum reflects guidelines imposed by federal and state mandates (Laws, 1988, ch. 487, Section 14; Laws, 1991, ch. 423, Section 1; Laws, 1992, ch. 519, Section 4 effective from and after July 1, 1992; Carl D. Perkins Vocational Education Act IV, 2007; and No Child Left Behind Act of 2001). This program is designed for students who wish to develop, design, and implement projects in the fast growing field of digital media. The program emphasizes the techniques and tools used in digital media and the creative design or content of such media. Both theoretical learning and activity-based learning are provided for students who wish to develop and enhance their competencies and skills. The course focuses on the basic areas of computer graphics, multimedia, and animation. Exposure to state-of-the-art equipment is given through advice by experts from industry. The comprehensive project component provides practical experience toward developing a portfolio of work. Appended are: (1) 21st Century Skills Standards; (2) ACT College Readiness Standards; (3) National Industry Standards; and (4) National Educational Technology Standards for Students. A list of references is provided for each unit.
Descriptors: Animation, Multimedia Materials, Information Technology, Graphic Arts, Active Learning, Design, Industry, Federal Legislation, Educational Technology, Teaching Methods, Computer Graphics, Computer Software, Vocational Education, Secondary School Curriculum, Educational Policy, State Regulation, State Legislation, Standards, College Readiness, Educational Strategies, Video Technology, State Curriculum Guides, Certification, Competency Based Education, Student Evaluation, Course Descriptions, Units of Study, Check Lists, Scoring Rubrics, Worksheets
Research and Curriculum Unit. Mississippi State University, 103 Russell Street, Starkville, MS 39759. Tel: 662-325-2510; Fax: 662-325-3296; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; Web site: http://www.rcu.msstate.edu
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Secondary Education
Authoring Institution: Mississippi Department of Education, Office of Vocational and Technical Education; Mississippi State University, Research and Curriculum Unit
Identifiers - Location: Mississippi
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Carl D Perkins Vocational and Technical Education Act 1998; No Child Left Behind Act 2001
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: ACT Assessment