Sparks, Ed. D.
Term II 10/19,20; 11/2,3; 11/30,12/1
MEETING DATE AND TIME:
Friday, 4:30-9:30, Saturday 8:00-6:00.
Please check in at the quarterdeck for each class meeting.
Dr. Sparks will be available in the assigned classroom before and after each
class session. She may be reached
at 421-7346 (H) or 547-0153 ext. 199 (W).
A study of graphic design principles as they apply to the development
of multimedia instructional courseware. The
course integrates advanced graphics, multimedia authoring, and web design
software to teach the student relevant technology as it applies to
instructional design. Students
apply graphic design principles in developing a variety of multimedia
instructional products working as individuals and in teams.
Upon completion of this course students will:
Acquire a technology vocabulary
and knowledge of computer concepts.
Acquire an understanding of the
impact of the Internet on classroom instruction.
Acquire an understanding of web
page development needed to use computers professionally.
Develop competence in using
computers in the area of education.
Develop a theoretical rationale
for the use of computers in education.
Demonstrate an understanding of
the application of the Internet and web page development in education.
Gain exposure to real life
experiences in designing and using computers in the classroom.
Gain exposure to uses of and be
able to evaluate web sites for educational application.
Develop graphic design principles
in creating multimedia projects.
Gain experience in both
individual and group project development.
Students will fulfill the
requirements for the Virginia Technology Standards for Instructional
This course will be taught in a computer lab with hands on activities. The class
will require participation from students in exploring the Internet, using and
designing graphics for effective communication, and developing web pages for
posting on the web. This class
assumes that students have a basic understanding of the computer and basic
applications. This is an intermediate/
advanced level class where students will learn to create web pages for posting
on the web.
GRADING POLICY: There will be a final exam that counts 25 % and demonstrates student’s
skills learned with basic computer applications.
A research paper (case study) on a topic of the student’s choice which
counts 25%. Four evaluative reports
on web sites dealing with your instructional area and focusing on graphic design
in education for 20%. A web page
created by the student and classroom presentation of the page worth 30%.
Guidelines for Article
Select four web sites relating to your instructional area.
The sites can relate to any subject of interest to you concerning
technology and your content area. These
sites must display graphic design elements.
A printout of the web site should be submitted with each review.
Each review of a web site will be one page word processed, single spaced
with bibliographical information on in the upper right hand corner.
Particular attention should be given to “the look” (graphic design
elements) of the site.
The one page will include a concise summary of the content of the web
site (site’s purpose, main points, etc.) and critique (your evaluation,
comparisons, etc.). The critique
should relate to your job experience, general experience, and knowledge gained
from other related readings.
Sites for review should be dated 1999 or later.
Guidelines for Research
Identify an educational environment or topic related to instructional
technology appropriate for a review. The
topic for study can relate to any concept that you wish to study related to
technology in your particular job.
The length of the paper will depend on the depth of your study but will
be double spaced with an introduction, purpose, summary, and bibliography.
Each paper will begin with an executive summary that states the main purpose of
the research detailed in the paper.
Each paper will begin with an executive summary that states the main purpose of the research detailed in the paper.
Research must be written according to the APA Publication Manual.
Each study will include a final section summarizing knowledge gained.
Guidelines for Web
Identify a topic for instruction on which you can create a web museum.
Your project should be a method for instruction of your content.
The elements of a web museum will be discussed during the first weekend of
class. (See Handouts--Virtual Museum for information and models of virtual
The elements of a web museum will be discussed during the first weekend of class. (See Handouts--Virtual Museum for information and models of virtual museums.)
Plan and design the pages so that they support instruction in your
selected area. Be sure to include
bibliographic sources for your information and the many concepts we will discuss
as we evaluate web sites.
sure to focus on the graphic design elements that will be discussed in the
Create a multimedia presentation to show the merits of your virtual
provide a copy of the project to the instructor upon completion of the oral
None. Web site address will
be supplied where all handouts and notes will be posted.
of Presenters to be determined.
RECOMMENDED READING: Current articles from periodicals dealing with instructional technology.
Idiots Guide to Paint Shop Pro by Nat Gertler. Alpha Books. 2001.
Any student whose disabilities fall within ADA must inform the instructor
at the beginning of the term of any special needs or equipment necessary to
accomplish the requirements for this course.
Students who have or may be dealing with a disability or learning
difficulty should speak with the instructor or contact the Office of Student
Services at 451-8202.
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