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  1. 1. Special Topics in Digital Media Production DIGI400 Kendall Uwaibi July - October 2010
  2. 2. Quizzes are 5 points each The lowest grade is dropped Participation counts as two quizzes Extra Credit: For each extra assessment submitted - 1 extra point (Limit = 5 extra assessments)
  3. 3. Multimedia Principle E-learning courses should have both words and graphics
  4. 4. Multimedia Principle Words - printed on the screen/presented as speech Graphics - Illustrations, photos, animations, and video *Interactions - flash/html- based; button related content* interaction-pack-istyle/
  5. 5. Multimedia Principle Adding Graphics that help the learner understand the material. Examples of these graphics are: Teach Content – facts, concepts, procedures Topic Organizers – Topic maps Show Relationships – diagrams, graphs Lesson Interfaces
  6. 6. Contiguity Principle Corresponding graphics and printed words should be placed near each other
  7. 7. Contiguity Principle Common mistakes Relational graphics and text are separated or not fully visible due to browser scrolling. Onscreen reference appears on a second browser window that covers the onscreen course
  8. 8. e-Course Development Principles Modality Principle Redundancy Principle
  9. 9. Modality Principle Use words in spoken form rather printed for narration
  10. 10. Modality Principle Visual graphics and onscreen text must compete for the same visual attention “Modality effect” - people learn more deeply when words explain animations and graphics.
  11. 11. Modality Principle Use text with audio only to reinforce key points - single words or remember phrases. This principle applies only in situations in which you present graphics and verbal commentary at the same.
  12. 12. Redundancy Principle Should you include onscreen text that duplicate the audio?
  13. 13. Redundancy Principle Presenting words in both text and audio narration can hurt learning
  14. 14. Redundancy Principle 1. Avoid Presenting Words as Narration and Identical text in the presence of graphics. Students learn better from animation and narration than from animation, narration, and text.
  15. 15. Redundancy Principle Are there any situtations in elearning that duplicating text and audio useful?
  16. 16. Redundancy Principle Consider onscreen text when: 1. There are no pictures 2. When language is challenging, onscreen text should be narrated.
  17. 17. skype: uwaibi ichat: uwaibi Office Hours: *will make Arrangements to meet with students in RG213 or within school grounds* I will periodically send updates, revisions, and additional information about requirements for assignments and activities via this email, so you should check it daily.