General Course Information for EDT660: Multimedia & Interactive Tech.

Course: EDT660 - Multimedia & Interactive Tech.
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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.
Course 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 studentsandapos; choice of theme, by integrating instructional principles into it.
  • Identify the value in interactive technologies for learning.
Specified Program Learning Outcomes:
  • Specialization in Educational Technology
    • Assess the effectiveness and efficiency of multimedia courseware and internet resource for use in instruction and delivery system.
    • Design web-based courses using web page design authoring tools.
    • Examine the critical issues involved in designing effective distance educational programs.
    • Integrate interdisciplinary connection between evidence based technologies for multimedia instruction.
    • Participate in online community building and web-based interactive activities.
    • Use teaching strategies to accommodate learners in an online or blended environment.

Students with Disabilities:
Students seeking special accommodations due to a disability must submit an application with supporting documentation, as explained under this subject heading in the General Catalog. Instructors are required to provide such accommodations if they receive written notification from the University.

Writing Across the Curriculum:
Students are expected to demonstrate writing skills in describing, analyzing and evaluating ideas and experiences. Written reports and research papers must follow specific standards regarding citations of an author's work within the text and references at the end of the paper. Students are encouraged to use the services of the University's Writing Center when preparing materials.

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Plagiarism is the presentation of someone else's ideas or work as one's own. Students must give credit for any information that is not either the result of original research or common knowledge. If a student borrows ideas or information from another author, he/she must acknowledge the author in the body of the text and on the reference page. Students found plagiarizing are subject to the penalties outlined in the Policies and Procedures section of the University Catalog, which may include a failing grade for the work in question or for the entire course. The following is one of many websites that provide helpful information concerning plagiarism for both students and faculty:

Ethical behavior in the classroom is required of every student. The course will identify ethical policies and practices relevant to course topics.

Students are expected to be competent in using current technology appropriate for this discipline. Such technology may include word processing, spreadsheet, and presentation software. Use of the internet and e-mail may also be required.

Learning to work with and value diversity is essential in every class. Students are expected to exhibit an appreciation for multinational and gender diversity in the classroom.

As a diverse community of learners, students must strive to work together in a setting of civility, tolerance, and respect for each other and for the instructor. Rules of classroom behavior (which apply to online as well as onsite courses) include but are not limited to the following:

  • Conflicting opinions among members of a class are to be respected and responded to in a professional manner.
  • Side conversations or other distracting behaviors are not to be engaged in during lectures, class discussions or presentations
  • There are to be no offensive comments, language, or gestures