National University




EDT660 Multimedia & Interactive Tech.

Lead Faculty: Dr. Cynthia Sistek-Chandler

Course Description

An overview of the use of multimedia and interactive technologies in the educational environment, focusing on design and production of multimedia products. Students will develop media literacy via exposure to web-based conferencing, art programs, PowerPoint, Dreamweaver, image scanning and editing, as well as video and sound digitization.

Learning Outcomes

  • Define the terms multimedia and interactivity used in the area of educational technology.
  • Describe a variety of ways multimedia is being used in the K-16 educational environment.
  • Identify hardware needed in order to implement: A simple multimedia configuration, a medium level configuration, a high power multimedia configuration.
  • Assess the effectiveness and efficiency of multimedia courseware as an instructional delivery system based upon findings presented in the literature by citing evidence to support position.
  • Identify at least three questions or directions in multimedia supported instruction research which need further exploration.
  • Identify important criteria for the evaluation and selection of multimedia hardware and software.
  • Outline the major steps in the design and development of multimedia instruction.
  • Describe the principles related to the design of multimedia based materials.
  • Demonstrate ability to successfully design and run a multimedia type program.
  • Develop effective multimedia supported instruction, with students' choice of theme, by integrating instructional principles into it.
  • Identify the value in interactive technologies for learning.