ACADEMIC PROGRAMMES: ABADINA MEDIA RESOURCE CENTRE

Diploma in School Media (DSM)

The Diploma in School Media (DSM) Programme runs on part-time basis under the Distance Learning Cenre (DLC) of the University to produce qualified personnel required in schools to develop relevant and adequate learning resources’ collection that would support effectively the teaching of the curricula in schools and teach the appropriate usage skills to both pupils and teachers for promoting effective use of learning resources.

Qualifications for admission will normally be one of the following:

i. Holders of SSCE or GCE (O/L) with at least four credits including a pass in English Language .

ii. Holders of Grade Two Teachers’ Certificate with at least merit in four subjects including a pass in English.

iii. Matured candidates who have at least a pass in 3 subjects including English in WASC, GCE O/L or Teachers’ Certificate Grade II and have had 5years of working experience in libraries, educational resource centres and other educational institutions.

Duration of the Programme

The programme is to run for two years on part-time basis. Courses are at 100 and 200 levels.

Postgraduate Programmes

Doctoral Degree Programme

Registration for the Ph.D programme shall not normally be less than six semesters from the date of first registration for the programme in the case of full time, and not less than eight semesters for part-time. The registration shall lapse however after eight semesters of full time, and twelve of part-time registration. An extension of not more than two semesters may be granted upon a strong recommendation from the Postgraduate Committee of the candidate’s faculty, after which the candidate will be asked to withdraw from the programme.

Degree of Master of Philosophy

Registration for the M.Phil programme shall normally not be less than three semesters from the date of first registration for the programme, and shall lapse after six semesters of full-time or eight semesters of part-time registration. An extension of registration for two semesters may be granted if the Faculty Postgraduate Committee recommends, but shall finally lapse after such extension.

The degree of Master of Philosophy (M.Phil) in school media and the degree of Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D) will produce high-level personnel to research into school media and teach school media courses at the University and other tertiary institutions. The programmes consist of course work and dissertation/thesis. Candidates for either the M.Phil and Ph.D shall register for a maximum of 8 units elective courses at 800 level which may be either in the centre or other departments of the University. These courses ahould be relevant to the research proposal of the candidate.

The Degree of Master

The AbadinaMedia Resource Centre offers the following Maters’ degree programme:

i. Master in School Media

ii. Master in Media Resource Management

Duration of Master Degree Programmes

The Master degree programmes shall last for a minimum of three semesters and a maximum of five semesters of full time study. and a maximum of five semesters of full time study.

1. Master in School Media (MSM)

Objectives

The degree of Master in School Media (Academic) is designed to produce researchers into school media who will teach courses in school media and research into establishment and running of school library media centres, resource centres in the media houses and the National Information Centres among others.

For full-time academic Master’s in School Media programmes, registration shall not be less than three semesters and shall lapse if the candidate does not fulfill the requirements for the award after five semesters or after six semesters for students with part-time registration. An extension of one semester may however be granted if the faculty Postgraduate Committee so recommends.

Admission Requirements

M.S.M (Academic)

i. All courses shall be assessed out of maximum of 100 and the pass mark shall be 40.

ii. All candidates shall be credited with a minimum of 30 units which must include the Research Project.

iii. Candidates must pass all the compulsory courses and the required courses.

iii. All compulsory and required courses shall be used to compute the Weighted Average Mark (WAM) to one decimal place.

2. Master in Media Resource Management (MMRM)

The degree of Master in Media Resource Management is to produce professionally qualified media specialists to run media centres in schools, colleges, universities, media houses etc, manage the state and national education centres for the external study programmes, and National Information Centres among others

For the professional degree of Master in Master in Media Resource Management, the minimum period of registration shall not be less than three semesters, and shall lapse, for full-time students, after the candidate has completed twice the minimum number of semesters required for the particular programme, and for part-time, after the candidate has completed thrice the minimum number of semesters required.

Admission Requirements

1. All courses shall be assessed out of a maximum of 100 and the pass mark shall be 40

2. All candidates shall be credited with a minimum of 45 units which must include the Research Project.

3. Candidates must pass all the compulsory courses and at least six units of the required courses.

4. All compulsory courses and the best units of the remainder, up to 45 units, shall be used to compute the Weighted Average Mark (WAM) to one decimal place.

COURSES

List of Courses and Detailed Description for Diploma in School Media

Course Code

Title and Description

Units

Remarks

SMD 101

School Media Programme in Curriculum Implementation

Types of media programmes. Curricula development, Innovation and implementation. The role of media in implementing the curricular in primary and secondary schools in Nigeria.

2 units

Compulsory

SMD102

Learning Resource Collection Development

Introduction to variety of school media-print and non-print. Criteria for resources selection, searching, acquisition, ordering and receiving procedures, local production of resources

2 units

Compulsory

SMD 103

Organization of knowledge in school library media Centre

Introduction to the bibliographic description, description and subject cataloguing, catalogue card, use of catalogue and sear’s list. Objectives of classification. Use of abridged and schools editions of Dewey Decimal Classification Schemes.

2 units

Compulsory

SMD 104

Routine Services in School Library Media Centre

Media Processing, circulation, collating statistics, shelf reading, inter-library loans, preparation of media-journals and newspapers

2 units

Compulsory

SMD 105

Use of English

Developing language skills – listening, speaking, reading and writing paragraphy, punctuation, thought flow, listening to lectures, making notes, summary writing, speaking. Critical and evaluation reading skills.

2 units

Compulsory

SMD 106

Sociological and Philosophical Foundation of Education

Origin of social living and the nature of the society we live in. Education as a social institution. The role of the school in influencing social life. Meaning and scope of philosophy of education. the importance of philosophy in the development of media resources in education.

2 units

Compulsory

SMD 107

Writing and Publishing for Children

Types and characteristics of children’s books, sources of materials for writing children’s books. Nigerian children’s books. Publishing for Children.

2 units

Elective

SMD 108

Pre-reading Experiences for Children

Introduction to activities to promote, reading readiness. Listening to stories, analyzing and interpreting pictures, enjoying poetry, perceiving and articulating speech sounds

2 units

Required

SMD 109

Introduction to use of Computer in Education

The need for computer system in schools. Computer programmes and package for primary education. computer literacy and programming

2 units

Required

SMD 112

Introduction to History and Policy on Education

History and policy on education from classical era of Plato and Aristotle to present time. Roles of the home, the school, church, state and other religious organizations in development of educational policy and practice the process of education at all levels

2 units

Required

SMD 113

Psychological Foundation of Education

Introduction to psychology in general and psychology of learning in elementary and secondary levels of education

2 units

Required

Year two

SMD 201

Administration of School Library Media Centre

Standard requirements including, personnel, accommodations, equipment, furniture and management techniques of school library media centres. Preservation of the school library resources.

2 unit

Compulsory

SMD 203

Media Services to Children and Teachers

Introducing children to library collection. Assisting pupils in selection of materials to complete project work. Reading to children, planning classroom assignment and project with teacher. Assessing children’s reading capabilities and selection of suitable materials.

2 units

Compulsory

SMD 204

Practicum in School Library Media Centre

Attachment of students to educational resource centres for practical exercises. Submission of report of practice

2 units

Compulsory

SMD 205

Cataloguing and Classification of Media Resources

Practical use of cataloguing tools - AACR, ISBD(M) Sear’s list. The use of classification schemes.

2 units

Compulsory

SMD 206

Project: Instructional Media Package

Development and production of instructional packages to support curriculum.

2 units

compulsory

SMD 207

Accessing Networks of Information Agencies and Databases for Schools

Functions of Information centres, museums, archives, records centres. Types of Libraries

SMD 208

Use and Management of Audio-Visual Equipment and Software

Operation of projection, radio sets, cassette and tape recorders, video tapes, cameras and copiers. Selection, organization and storage of Audio-Visual hardware and software.

2 unit

Required

SMD 211

Media Pro-gramme for Community Development

Introduction to literacy; the media resource centre’s role in community development – occupations and use of leisure.

2 unit

Elective

SMD 213

Instructional Design and Development

Design of instructional package. Evaluation of learning outcomes. Selection of suitable media to meet instructional goals

2 units

Compulsory

SMD 214

Subject Information Sources in Disciplines (Basic Sciences & Technology, Social Science and Humanities)

General reference works, bibliographic aids indexing and abstracting services, compilation of bibliography

2 units

Required

SMD 215

Basic Reading and Study Skills

Types of reading study skills. Programme for developing specific reading study skills. Suitable materials for children’s reading

2 units

Required

SMD 216

Mediating Literature to Children

Principles and methods of developing children’s understanding and appreciation of literature, drama, prose, poetry and rhymes; prescribed texts will be used for detailed study. One novel or other prose work, a selection of poems and play.

2 units

Required

SMD 218

Information needs of Educationist

Nature of information, study of information needs of educators, utilization of information in modes of learning updating educational information

2 units

Elective

List of Courses and Detailed Description for MSM and MMRM Programmes

Course

Code

Title and description

Units

Hours

Lecture

Hours

Remarks

AMR

701

Material and Methods for School

Media Programme

Selection of media appropriate to the

instructional programme, Oral and

written critical analysis of print and

non-print materials, combined with

effective ways of working with all types

of organization patterns.

Cooperative role of media specialists,

teachers and other personnel in

evaluation of media.

2

30

Compulsory

AMR

702

Curriculum Resources and Services

In the School Library Media Centre

Integration of the school library media

centre collections and services into

the curriculum. The teaching roles of

the School Library Media Specialist.

Introduction to syllabus for library use education programme in media centres.

2

30

Compulsory

AMR

703

Marketing Strategies for Media

Resources and Information Centres

The fundamentals of marketing. Market

Research. Customer identification.

Customer behaviour, Marketing mix. The

Product. The Product plan and strategy.

Promotional policy, product Control,

selling, financial and research control,

quantity and quality of schools, teachers,

pupils, and National, State and Local

Governments school. Media policies as

indices of sustainable school Media

relevance and function

2

30

Required

AMR

704

User Services in Media Houses and

Educational Resource Centres

Types of collections, documentation

and access, current awareness, routing

of documents, loan services, In-house use

facilities, processing loan returns current and balanced information, matching users

with appropriate media, routing check on

media, Display and exhibition, anticipating users needs maintenance of

media collection.

2

30

Required

AMR

705

Information Hardware Resources

Management

Developments in hardware technology, modern devices in information projection, reproduction packaging and storage, hardware utilization skills, hardware maintenance, Acquisition procedures, financing, allocation of the resources

2

30

Required

AMR 706

Local, State and National Education Resource Centres, Information Centres and Study Centres

History of the centres, their locations, types of collection, objectives, Purposes, users and services. Resource sharing, funding, staff and accountability. Consideration of the media resource programme. Differentiated staffing and budgeting patterns. State and National standards for planning, developing and evaluating media resources programmes.

2

30

Required

AMR 707

Organization and Management of School Library Media Centre

Philosophy of School Library Media Centre Programme and its contribution to the overall aims of education. Planning, organizing, staffing, budgeting, implementing and evaluating school library media programmes in primary and secondary schools. The functions and roles of school library media specialists in administration of school library media centre. Evaluation of the school media programme at local, state and national levels.

2

30

Compulsory

AMR 708

Research Project

Students to select research topics. Literature search on selected topics in school media programme. Production of scholarly project reports using the knowledge of research methods.

2

30

Compulsory

AMR 709

Practical Work in School Library Media Centres/Media Houses

Attachment of students to media resource centres, school library media centres, media houses, resource libraries and related establishments. Submission of reports on centres/ libraries where students are attached.

2

30

Compulsory

AMR 710

School Media Practice and Extension Services

Leadership role of media specialists in the educational system and local communities. Interpretation of media programmes to the educational and local communities through variety of communication media, cooperative

relationship and activities with related agencies. Current development on instructional technology development of acceptable human relationship with variety of individuals and groups. Development of personal rapport and continuing education programme. Code and Ethics of the profession.

2

30

Elective

AMR 711

Reading Theory and Application

The nature of the reading process, Influences of cultural, economic, social and educational factors on the reading process in second language school pupils (readers). Linguistic theory of reading. Psychological theory of reading. Schema, theory of reading whole language and Holistic instruction approach to reading. Other theoretical approaches to determine sources of any reading problems and provision of solutions to reading problems among Nigerian pupils.

2

30

Elective

AMR 712

Reference Sources and Services in Media Resource Centres

Basic reference sources (print). Dictionaries, guides, Bibliographies, library catalogues, trade catalogues, dictionaries, indexes, abstracts, encyclopedia, gazette etc. Local and International data bases in subject areas – science and technology, accessing information in reference collection and sources. Practical-typical reference questions in schools, media houses and community and their treatment.

2

30

Required

AMR 713

Reading Strategies for the Content Field

The concepts of reading in the content field. Determination of critical analysis of the reading problems and difficulties in content fields. Psychology of reading and learning. Word meaning. Meanings and reading. Speed reading and appreciational reading. Critical and analytical reading in the content field. Reading skills in the content field. Individualized reading in content field. Organization and administration of reading programmes in content fields. Development and selection, criteria for selecting materials appropriate for specific content fields and school levels.

2

30

Required

AMR 714

Theory of Information Communication

A Conceptual overview of communication dimensions. Theories and models of communication processes. Human information processing and diffusion – homophily –heterophily. Relational concepts for communication research. Theories and models selectivity of exposure and reaction to a communication medium and information. The concepts of noise and fidelity in communication. Information capacity theory. Environmental Imagery and Strategic actions theory, two communication theories.

2

30

Required

AMR 715

Multi-Media Services for people with Special Needs.

Multi-media learning resources for the Visually impaired and Mentally retarded (Braille and talking calculators, talking books, mobility cane), Enrichment programme for the gifted. Use and evaluation of learning resources. Integrated collection of resources.

2

30

Elective

AMR 716

Counselling at Primary and Post Primary Levels of Education

Nature and characteristics of primary and secondary school counseling. Developmental counseling, the work of the elementary school counselor, counseling for utility, eliciting support for primary and post primary school counselor / clients, personal, educational and career adjustment counseling in primary and post primary schools.

2

30

Elective

AMR 718

Educational Assessment and Testing

Broad consideration of assessment, measurement, evaluation and testing concepts, Tests as measures of constructs. Development of measurement assessment and testing instruments, scales, norms, and score comparability. Test administration, scoring, reporting and application. Fairness in testing and assessment. Rights and responsibilities of test takers, educational testing and assessment. Test in programme evaluation and assessment.

2

30

Required

AMR 719

Media and Children’s Literature

Introduction to children’s literature. Genres of children’s literature. Characteristics of children books, and multi-media packages. Criteria for evaluating children’s literature, readership promotion strategies –story telling/reading, book talk, reading club etc. Children’s literature and curriculum implementation.

2

30

Elective

AMR 720

Information Architecture

Practical and theoretical issues associates with information architecture in organization. User and organizational information needs and uses. Basis for the conceptual design of Web-based information systems and methods for analysis of stakeholder needs. Enhances knowledge and skills related to Web development, network and related concepts.

2

30

Elective

AMR 721

Information Centre Cooperation & Networking

Overview of information networks including historical development, organization/management, current issues and future challenges.

2

30

Required

AMR 722

Digitalizing School Library Collections for Access

Introduction to process and skills necessary to digitize existing research materials to make accessible via the Internet. Development of selection criteria, legal and ethical concerns, management and costs of digital projects, system and user interface, design preservation concerns, metadata collection and creation and integration of digital projects into institution goals and objectives.

2

30

Elective

AMR 723

School Media Organisational Communication strategies

The Library as Client-centred and community-responsive institution. Communication and Media Centres behaviour. Manager/Administrator. Communication and the Media Centre Semantic Barriers to communication. Perception and the communication process, Organizational, interpersonal, group, cultural, cross-cultural communication. Communication theories and management concepts: Communication theories and organizational communication and nonverbal dimensions of communication. Communication and the managerial process: organizational communication and the decision process, communication stratagems for accomplishing organizational objectives, organizational essence of managerial effectiveness

2

30

Elective

AMR 724

Educational Media Psychology and Learning

Nature and characteristics of educational media psychology, psychological foundations of education and its relationship to media. Pure and applied psychology; function of psychology in school media. Understanding the learners from the perspective of the problems in school media. Provision of functional activities in educational media psychology and learning. Social thinking and social influence (i.e structure of attitudes, its usefulness, formation, attitude change and persuasion, theory of attribution, interpersonal attraction conformity, obedience, bystander intervention etc.) Related examples of group influence in media psychology and learning (e.g. Social impact theory and social loafing) and social influence through aggression in media psychology and learning.

2

30

Required

LIS 707

Automation in Libraries, Archives and Information Centres

Principles of automation in libraries, archives and information centres, automation of procedures and services, information representation and communication: a historical overview and trends, principles of data capture: one time captures; retrospective conversion etc. Systems developments-turkey vs home development systems etc. Issues; standards documentation, software, compatibility, processing of non-Roman scripts, capabilities, and limitations of systems etc. elementary computer programming.

2

30

Required

LIS 711

Audio-Visual Resources

Selection tools, organization and services, production of audio-visual resources and study kits, study of a wide range of non-book materials e.g maps, music scores, audio-tapes, films, photographic records etc.

2

30

Compulsory

LIS 710

Research Methods

Nature of information studies, research designs, historical, empirical and other appropriate methods of data collection. Data analysis: interpretation and presentation, writing a research proposal.

2

30

Compulsory

LIS 727

Classification and Cataloguing

Use of AACR 2, Description of various types of materials. Name/title access. Application of major classification schemes. Alphabetical and classified catalogues Construction and use. Administration aspects.

2

30

Compulsory

LIS 736

Community Information Services

Community analysis. Components of the community served by an information service, Community information profile;

Roles of information in socio-economic development; Characteristics of user groups within communities, functions of libraries in mass literacy campaigns; The indigenous information system and the village library; Information repackaging.

2

30

Elective

TEE 705

Principles of Curriculum Design

Basic curriculum questions, interaction of child, the society and the discipline in curriculum design. Contemporary methods of development.

2

30

Elective

TEE 782

Learning System Design

Identification and analysis of learner characteristics related to learning. Specification and evaluation of instructional objectives. Taxonomies educational and training objectives. Analysis and sequencing of tasks, Task taxonomies.

2

30

Required

GCE 751

Psychology of Learning

Meaning of psychology and learning in school media. Learning, theories: Associationist Theories, types of learning, reinforcement and motivational principles in learning. Psychology of emotion, motivation and emotional intelligence. Cognitive theories of learning and its application in school media. Systemic theories of learning, mastery learning and measurement of learning outcomes. Selected theories of personality and psychotherapies. Psychology of stress and management. Other fields of applied psychology (e.g. psychology and health, psychology and the law, psychology and sport, etc.) and behaviour modification strategies.

2

30

Compulsory

List of Courses and Detailed Description for M.Phil/Ph.D Programme

Course Code

Title and Description

Units Hours

Lecture Hours

Remarks

AMR 801

Themes and Issues in School Media

Innovation in education, New Technology in knowledge Transfer, Acceptance, readiness for new technology. User friendliness of new media and media in education, users, preparation, seminar.

2

30

Compulsory

AMR 802

Instructional Design and Development

Instructional media design, production and their evaluation. Advance theory and practice of Effective instructional communication. Computerized graphics production - scanning, image rending, conversion, storage

2

30

Elective

AMR 803

ICT in Media Resources Management

Advanced operational techniques and management of media hardware and software, the Internet and Protocol, search engines, web browsing Techniques, on-line communication. Networking and network security, e-mail sending techniques, hardware maintenance.

2

30

Required

AMR 804

Advanced Subject Reference Sources in Disciplines

Reference sources in Education Humanities. Social Science, Science and Technology. Electronic data bases and accessing.

2

30

Elective

AMR 805

Nigerian Children and Young Adult Literature

History of Children’s Literature, State of development of Children’s and Young Adult Literature. Content Evaluation. Themes in Nigerian Children and Young Adult Literature. Readership and Promotion Techniques. Illustrating Children’s and Young Adult Books.

2

30

Elective

AMR 806

Advanced Research Methodology

Advanced studies in research Design, historical, empirical and other appropriate methods of data collection, data analysis. Interpretation and presentation, writing of research proposals.

2

30

Compulsory