E. Dale Doak
307 Claxton Addition
Rhonda J. Spearman
Graduate Assistant
302 Claxton Addition

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Prerequisites: [All students are expected to be computer literate!] Return to Top
Course Objectives

    Students will:

    • formulate a working definition of interactive multimedia;
    • demonstrate competence in using the authoring program HyperStudio;
    • demonstrate the use of animation, digitized sound, video control, and scanned images;
    • demonstrate the use of Netscape to access the Course Home Page and Tips and Tricks;
    • use basic instructional design principles in the development of stacks;
    • will develop conceptual maps of content and process for interactive multimedia instructional programs
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Content Outline

  1. Multimedia Overview
    • Definition
    • Applications and Design
    • Authoring (HyperStudio)
  2. Introduction to HyperStudio
    • The Metaphor
    • The Basics (Cards, Buttons, Text)
    • HyperStudio Resources
  3. Instructional Design
    • Objectives
    • Content (print, graphics, sounds, etc.)
    • Interaction
    • Assessment
    • Closure
  4. Screen Design
    • Metaphors and Themes
    • Colors and Backgrounds
    • Text (size, color, placement)
    • Navigation
    • Consistency
    • Transitions and Links
  5. Use of Sound
    • HyperStudio Sounds
    • Recording Your Own
  6. Internet Resources
    • Graphics
    • Integrating Web documents
  7. HyperStudio Tips and Tricks
    • Animation
    • Launching other applications and documents
    • Basic NBA's
  8. Multimedia Portfolios
    • Designing a template
    • Adding elements
    • Choosing materials (readings)
  9. Advanced Button Features
    • Hyperlinks
    • Drag-n-Drop
    • Advanced NBA's
    • Using Actions with other Objects
  10. Incorporating Digital Media
    • QuickTime Movies
    • Laserdisc and CD-ROM control
    • Scanning

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Course Policies


    You will need to purchase several (4-5) 3-1/2" High Density (HD) Macintosh formatted diskettes by the second class meeting.


    The hands-on nature of this course makes daily attendance a must for all students. Students shall receive one point for attendance of each class. No attendance credit if tardy (tardy is anytime after instructor starts class).


    The purpose of this class is to provide you with the opportunity to MASTER the material presented. You will therefore have the option of revising any or all assignments until you are satisfied with the evaluation you receive. You will retain the HIGHEST point total that you earn - not the average.

    To revise an assignment:

    1. Must be turned in on time (at the beginning of the class period).
    2. Revised assignments are due by the second class meeting after the original assignment was returned to the class.
    3. Revised assignments must be accompanied by the original grade sheet.

    Late assignments:

      Assignments may be turned in a maximum of one class period after original due date, but may not be revised.

Grading Scale: (Total points: )

    0-75%F162 or below
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