Instructional Technology and Media Management
GRED 656 - Multimedia
- Course Syllabus -
Anthony Betrus: Instructor
Spring 2000

Credit: Three semester hours

Time: Tuesdays, 5:30-8:45 Through April 25

Location: Satterlee 300

Purpose: This course involves students in practical experience creating multimedia presentations.  Course topics are chosen to provide students with a base knowledge that is then applied in a more in depth Quicktime VR project.

Readings: 1) Robinette, Mac Multimedia for Teachers, IDG Books, 1995.
2) Director 7 Demystified
3) Lopuck L. Designing Multimedia: A visual guide to multimedia and Online Graphic Design.  Peachpit Press, 1996. (recommended)


Presentations: Students wil choose one CD listed in Part V of the text to present in class (1/6)

Clarisworks, Kidpix, and Hyperstudio  Students will create in class a small multimedia project in each of these three programs.  1/2

Inspiration: Students will create a technology integration plan using the Inspiration software package (1/6)

Attendance: Daily attendance is required of all students

Digital Storage: Each students is required to have 2 100mb zip disks for storage.

Plagiarism: This course adheres to the College's policy on academic honesty as stated in the Undergraduate Catalog. Plagiarism may lead to grade reduction, course failure, or expulsion from school.

Course Schedule: (subject to change as needed)
Date: Topic:
1/25 Course Introduction/Overview.  Multimedia Examples.  Star Wars (Screenplay, give-a-show, radio drama, record/storybook, movie) Arthur's Teacher Trouble.  Copy and Laminate Appendix B.  Read Part V - The part of Tens, Choose one CD to present in class.
2/1 PRESENTATIONS: Students pick one CD from readings and present it in class.
2/8 The In's and Out's of Macintosh Multimedia, Control Panels, CD Player, Recording Audio through line and mic inputs.  Read Chapter 5 - Groovy Graphics
2/15 ****AECT Conference: No Class****
2/22 Graphics: QuickTime Camera, Scanning, Connectix Quickcam.  Read: Chapter 6  - Sound Advice and Chapter 7 - Victory over Video.
2/29 ****Winter Break: No Class****
3/7 Graphics Continued
3/14 Sound and Video.  Read: Chapter 8 Simple stuff you can do with ClarisWorks
3/21 CLARISWORKS Multimedia: Projects due at the end of class.  Read: Chapter 9 - An overview of KidPix Studio
3/28 KIDPIX Multimedia: Projects due at the end of class.  Read Chapter 10-Faking it Through Hyperstudio
4/4 HYPERSTUDIO Multmedia Projects Due at the end of class.  Read Chapter 11 - Making the Curriculum Connection and Chapter 12 - Lights, Camera, Action!
4/11 ****Spring Break: No Class****
4/18 INSPIRATION - Creating an Integration plan, projects due at the end of class.  Read Part IV - Sharing with Others (Chapters 13, 14)
4/25 Putting it All Together: Creating portable presentation, storing class projects on for future use.

Office Information:
Office: Satterlee Hall 216
Phone: (315) 267-2670
Office Hours: M, W 12:45-1:45  Tuesday, 3:45-4:45

This page created January 26, 1999.  Last updated January 26, 1999.