Course Description

Focus on systems, communication, aesthetic and learning theories applicable to designing instructional products.  Provides an overview of multimedia strategies and tactics using multimedia and instructional communication.  Each student will demonstrate basic proficiencies across a wide spectrum of multimedia.   Emphasis will be on visual, audio and typographic design as well as the appropriateness of these solutions for specific instructional goals.  The use of advanced electronic technologies will also be emphasized.

Course Overview

The research base for the course exists in cognitive learning theory, perception, motivation, color principles, communication, usability, multimedia learning principles and instructional design applicable to designing multimedia instructional products. The course provides an overview of multimedia learning principles and development strategies. Students will learn to specify requirements, design, develop, and evaluate multimedia applications.

In this course, each student will demonstrate basic proficiencies across a wide spectrum of multimedia products. Emphasis will be on visual, audio and typographic design as well as the appropriateness of these solutions for specific instructional goals. Students will develop an in-depth understanding of contemporary theories of multimedia development culminating in a personalized theoretical basis for use and development of multimedia products.

 

Course Instructor

Florence Martin is an Associate Professor in Instructional Technology at the University of North Carolina, Wilmington. She has a doctorate degree in educational technology from Arizona State University. She has worked with University of Phoenix, Cisco Learning Institute, Intel and Arizona State University and has expertise in instructional design, performance technology, corporate training and distance learning. She is interested in the research areas of instructional elements, multimedia design and development, performance improvement, and digital visual literacy.

www.florencemartin.net

 

Webex

We will participate online on Webex and live face to face at the same time for all the sessions. If you prefer to come face to face, we will meet in EB 368. If you choose to connect Online, you can locate the webex linkwhen you login to BB9 (http://learn.uncw.edu).

 

Emphasis will be placed on the multimedia learning and design principles. We will be using four main multimedia products in this course to design multimedia applications. - Adobe In Design, Adobe Captivate, - Adobe Photoshop/Fireworks and Adobe Dreamweaver


 

MIT Program

The Master of Science degree in Instructional Technology (MIT) program provides advanced professional training for teachers and school technology coordinators; business and industry personnel such as executives, trainers, and human resource development employees; persons in the health care field; and community college instructors. The program focuses on the theory and practice of design and development, utilization, management, and evaluation of processes and resources for learning. It emphasizes product development and utilization of advanced technology and provides applied training in the total design, development, implementation, and evaluation of educational and training programs. For more details visit http://www.uncw.edu/ed/mit