Syllabus


Course developer and facilitator:

Stephen J.  O'Connor (Steve)

Skype by appointment

We will also have at least one synchronous web session, schedule to be announced

 

Week 1 (March 5-11) - Introduction

Goals:

  • Discuss possible team collaborations
  • Set up a network of resources
  • Explore the pros and cons of multimedia in instruction

 

Tasks/assignments:

  • Introduce yourself and get to know others by viewing other participant’s answers to sign up questions
  • Build our own help desk—share areas of technical expertise
  • Set your own objectives for participating in this course
  • Read, view, and comment upon pros and cons of multimedia instruction

 

Week 2 (March 12-18) - Multimedia and Graphics

Goals:

  • Establish common framework for discussing and critiquing multimedia
  • Explore the roles of graphics in instruction
  • View multimedia and instructional graphics with a critical eye

 

Tasks/assignments:

  • Read, view, and discuss media that explores research on improving effectiveness of multimedia
  • Read, view, and discuss media identifying & exploring role of graphics in instruction
  • Reflect upon multimedia and use of instructional graphics in light of research including (some or all):
    • Examples provided
    • Multimedia created by others
    • Multimedia created by self

 

Week 3 (March 19-25) - Application

 

Goals:

 

  • Create or substantially revise multimedia applying ideas learned in the course

 

Tasks/assignments:

 

  • Select a lesson or lessons for your classroom to deliver through multimedia 
  • Create the multimedia lesson(s)
  • Evaluate and revise multimedia lesson
  • Post the lesson so that it can be viewed by other participants

 

Week 4 (March 26-31) - Reflection:

 

Goals:

 

  • Reflect upon how you will use what you have learned to create and revise multimedia for classroom learning
  • Learn from examples of multimedia created by other participants

 

Tasks/assignments:

 

  • View and reflect upon multimedia created by other participants
  • Think and write about how you will use what you learned to improve multimedia in your classroom
  • Complete course evaluation

Task Discussion