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  1. 1. Course Syllabus EDTECH 513: MultimediaDr. K. Diane HallSpring 2010Welcome!Your Instructor:Dr. K. Diane HallHow to Contact Me:Boise State email: khall1@boisestate.eduPersonal email : kdhall@amaonline.comCell Phone: 806.433.5947 (call or text)What to expect: • 7 Discussion Forums @ 50 points each =350 points • 2 Assignments (Multimedia Homepage, Coherence Analysis) @ 100 points each = 200 points • 4 Multimedia Projects (3 @ 100 points each and 1 @ 150 points) = 450 pointsTotal Course Points = 1000 pointsIn this project-based class, you will demonstrate your progress and application of various research-basedmultimedia principles in an interactive, community-driven online course. To accomplish this, you will: 1. discover what you know (and don’t know!) about multimedia learning through taking a survey during the first week of the course; 2. contribute to the class community through a class directory activity; 3. develop effective web pages using appropriate links by creating an EDTECH 513 home page and links to your projects; 4. identify and apply appropriate copyright to your website, using Creative Commons licensing; 5. apply readings from assigned chapters from our textbook, E-Learning and the Science of Instruction (ELSI) to help you complete your multimedia projects; 6. interact with your classmates through discussion forums ; 7. demonstrate personal skill development using appropriate software applications suggested by your instructor or your own choice; 8. create original projects that either directly teach or apply multimedia design principles which specify optimal conditions for learning; 9. create multimedia instruction that takes into account all learners; 10. use instructor-created rubrics to help you self-assess; 11. complete and polish a final website portfolio, showing all of your work; and 12. re-evaluate your answers to the initial course survey and discuss what you learned about multimedia for instruction through a discussion forum activity.You will begin with multimedia software you are very familiar with--PowerPoint, Keynote, or OpenOfficeImpress, and then move on to areas that you may not have as much or any experience with--audio recordingusing Audacity, producing a digital story using Microsoft PhotoStory or VoiceThread, QuickTime Proembedded videos and "baby screens" on your website, and screencasting using Jing or Camtasia.The textbook you should have BEFORE class starts:e-Learning and the Science of Instruction: Proven Guidelines for Consumers and Designers of MultimediaLearning, 2nd EditionAuthors: Ruth Colvin Clark, Richard E. MayerISBN: 978-0-7879-8683-4Hardcover496 pages (But dont worry, we wont be reading the entire book!)The textbook for this class may be ordered online from amazon by clicking this link.Boise State University Bookstore: http://www.boisestatebooks.comAmazon:
  2. 2. Hardware/Software(View additional Hardware/Software Requirements for this course)Current requirements for software and hardware for the EDTECH program can be found at not pay full price for your software! An academic discount is available for students and teachers withproof of eligibility. The academic price can sometimes save you hundreds of dollars from the original cost.Here are two places where you can obtain the academic (lower priced) versions of the software: • Boise State Bookstore: (Click Technology/Software) • Academic Superstore: (Search for titles)AssignmentsCourse assignments are generally due on Sunday evenings. You should easily find links within the Moduleinformation/instructions as well as the Submit Assignment tabs at the top of the course to locate where andhow to submit assignments . Of course, dont hesitate to contact me with any questions.Posting of AssignmentsAll modules are posted, so you can work ahead as needed. I realize you have a busy schedule too and maywant to know what we will be doing.Feedback/gradesYou can easily check your progress and status in the course through the Grades link in Moodle. I try tograde assignments within a week after they are due. Also, you will receive an email from Moodle when agrade is posted, so you dont have to always go to Moodle to check on your grades. How about that forconvenience!Late assignmentsLate assignments may be reduced in grade by 10% for every day they are late.Special Circumstances – please let me know of any events/circumstances that may affect your ability tosubmit an assignment on time prior to the due date.Grading Policy and Grading Scale:All assignments add up to 1000 points. The following is how your total scores will be recorded:Highest Lowest Letter1000 1000 A+999 930 A929 900 A-899 870 B+869 830 B829 800 B-799 770 C+769 730 C729 700 C-699 670 D+669 600 DTime ManagementAn online course can take a considerable amount of time. For this reason, I would strongly suggestbeginning each assignment early. Work on it regularly over the week rather than waiting until the last dayor two. This will allow you to have the chance to work out problems or get help if needed.
  3. 3. ParticipationDepending on the class activities, you are responsible for completing weekly assignments, participating indiscussion groups, and checking in to the course site on a consistent basis.Technical DifficultiesOn occasion, you may experience problems with accessing Moodle or class files located within Moodle,with your Internet service, and/or other computer related problems. Do make the instructor aware if atechnical problem prevents you from completing coursework.Academic Honesty – all students are required to abide by Boise State Universitys Student Code ofConduct on academic dishonesty. Assignments completed must be your original work and cannot be usedin other courses in the EdTech program.Reasonable Accommodations - Any student who feels s/he may need accommodations based on theimpact of a disability should contact me privately to discuss your specific needs. You will also need tocontact the Disability Resource Center at 208-426-1583 208-426-1583 located in the AdministrationBuilding, room 114 to meet with a specialist and coordinate reasonable accommodations for anydocumented disability.Course Schedule:Unit: Date: Reading from Text: Assignments/Projects/ Discussion Boards1 Jan. 19 – 24 (no textbook reading)Introduction2 Jan. 25 – 31 · About the Authors, p. · DB#1E-Learning 473-474 · Chapter 13 Feb. 1 – 7 · Chapter 2 · DB#2Multimedia Learning · Assignment #1 - Homepage4 Feb. 8 – 21 · Chapter 3 · Project #1 – MultimediaMultimedia & (2 wks.) · Chapter 4 InstructionContiguity Principles5 Feb. 22 – 28 · Chapter 5 · DB#3Modality & Redundancy · Chapter 6 · DB#4Principles6 March 1 – 7 (no textbook reading) · DB#5Critiquing Podcasts7 March 8 – 14 · Chapter 7 · Assignment #2 – CoherenceCoherence Principle Analysis8 March 15 – 28 · Chapter 8 · DB#6Personalization (2 wks) · Project #2 – Digital StoryPrincipleSpring Break Mar. 29 – April 49 April 5 – 18 · Chapter 9 · Project #3 – Baby ScreensSegmentation & Pre- (2 wks)training Principles10 April 19 – May 2 · Chapter 10 · Project #4Worked Examples (2 wks) · Chapter 1111 May 3 – 7 (no textbook reading) · DB#7 Course ReflectionCourse ReflectionConceptual Framework
  4. 4. College of Education - The Professional EducatorBoise State University strives to develop knowledgeable educators who integrate complex roles anddispositions in the service of diverse communities of learners. Believing that all children, adolescents, andadults can learn, educators dedicate themselves to supporting that learning. Using effective approaches thatpromote high levels of student achievement, educators create environments that prepare learners to becitizens who contribute to a complex world. Educators serve learners as reflective practitioners, scholarsand artists, problem solvers, and partners.Department of Educational Technology MissionThe Department of Educational Technology supports the study and practice of facilitating and improvinglearning of a diverse population by creating, using, managing, and evaluating appropriate technologicalprocesses and resources. Believing technology is a tool that enhances and expands the educationalenvironment, we promote the use of current and emergent technologies for teaching and learning in adynamic global society. Educational technologists are leaders and innovators, serving in institutions ofhigher education, public or private school settings, federal, state, or local educational agencies, andeducational organizations in the private sector.Organizing, Presenting, and Reflecting On Your Work through an Electronic Learning LogAlthough you are posting much of your work to your edtech2 website, you should also begin to work onyour electronic learning log or portfolio, demonstrating proficiencies in the AECT Standards, if you arepursuing the M.E.T. degree. If you are not pursuing an M.E.T. degree, you still might want to organizeyour work this way, as it can provide you with a strong portfolio for presentation to potential employers.We recommend you use an easy blogging program, such as WordPress ( to organizeand present your work.We recommend you save as much as you can from your work in our courses. It is easy to copy and pastediscussion forum posts in Moodle. Simply go to your profile (click your name in Moodle) and select the"Forum Posts" tab. You can then copy and paste this information to another file. Also, any comments orother interactions with faculty can be easily accessed by clicking the "Activity Report" tab and then theGrade link. You will find Moodle easy to access your work in this class.Setting up your WordPress Blog 1. Go to and create an account. If you already have an account, then you can skip this step. 2. Create a blog and name it the first part of your Boise State email address if that is available and title your blog "Your Name: EDTECH Portfolio." 3. If youve never created a blog before, take some time and look over the tools you have in WordPress. 4. You can select from many attractive themes. The themes will determine how your pages will appear and also the categories. Also, you can add widgets which will increase functionality and visual appeal. 5. To create categories, click Post and then add the AECT Standards. 6. Then, write your first post, titling it your artifact, writing about this artifact, reflecting on what you learned/how you applied it in your profession, and how it demonstrates proficiency in the AECT Standards listed below. Depending upon the type of artifact, you can link to it, attach it to your post, or embed it to your post. 7. You can always edit, delete, and adjust any of your settings and categories in your blog, so dont worry if you change your mind on how you want it organized.AECT Standards as Blog CategoriesBlogs allow you to create Categories, which we suggest assigning to the AECT Standards. You can alsocreate subcategories, if you want to include the subsections of the 5 main AECT Standards. We alsosuggest you include the course number of the artifact as a tag and other tags to your posts as desired.
  5. 5. Blog PagesYou can create pages in a WordPress blog, which makes it more like a traditional website. You couldcreate a page about yourself, including a professional resume and other pages could be the courses you takein our program. Each page could link to important documents in the courses, such as course syllabi,instructor feedback, and other documentation that would strengthen your portfolio. I have included asample page for EDTECH 501 on my sample WordPress blog.For more information on preparing your portfolio for the M.E.T. degree, please visit the Portfolio Templatecreated by Dr. Chareen Snelson:, look at the links provided on this Moodle course site for the AECT Standards (Word doc) to read inmore detail about these standards. Suggestions for which standards apply to the artifacts created in thisclass are listed in the table below. However, you may find that some artifacts may address multiplestandards or other standards.AECT StandardsThis table contains a brief list of the AECT standards and leaves room to link to evidence showing thesestandards are met.Standards Links to EvidenceSTANDARD 1 DESIGNCandidates demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and dispositionsto design conditions for learning by applying principles of  instructional systems design, message design, instructionalstrategies, and learner characteristics.1.1 Instructional Systems DesignInstructional Systems Design (ISD) is an organized procedure  that includes the steps of analyzing, designing, developing,implementing, and evaluating instruction.1.2 Message Design Any of the projects would apply toMessage design involves planning for the manipulation of the instructional message design.physical form of the message. Pre-training Project: Demonstrates sequencing of learning through pre- training instructional strategies.1.3 Instructional Strategies Screencasting Tutorial: DemonstratesInstructional strategies are specifications for selecting and instructional strategy that scaffolds thesequencing events and activities within a lesson. learner through steps of a procedure, gradually fading the process, with the end goal of far-range transfer of learning. Any of the projects, with an explanation1.4 Learner Characteristics of when the multimedia principlesLearner characteristics are those facets of the learner’s MIGHT be violated based upon learnerexperiential background that impact the effectiveness of a characteristics and backgroundlearning process. knowledge.STANDARD 2 DEVELOPMENTCandidates demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and dispositions  to develop instructional materials and experiences using print,audiovisual, computer-based, and integrated technologies. Multimedia & Contiguity Project:2.1 Print Technologies Demonstrates "static" multimedia wherePrint technologies are ways to produce or deliver materials, audio is not used, but text and images.such as books and static visual materials, primarily through Could be produced as print technologiesmechanical or photographic printing processes. if needed.2.2 Audiovisual Technologies Digital Storytelling Project: Demonstrates
  6. 6. Audiovisual technologies are ways to produce or deliver the use of audio and images to creatematerials by using mechanical devices or electronic machines to effective instructional materials.present auditory and visual messages. Audacity Project: Demonstrates the use of audio presented for an online audience.2.3 Computer-Based Technologies Any of the projects would demonstrateComputer-based technologies are ways to produce or deliver this item.materials using microprocessor-based resources.2.4 Integrated Technologies Digital Storytelling Project: DemonstratesIntegrated technologies are ways to produce and deliver integrated use of audio and transitionedmaterials which encompass several forms of media under the images to create a digital story, accessiblecontrol of a computer. through a computer.STANDARD 3 UTILIZATIONCandidates demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and dispositionsto use processes and resources for learning by applying  principles and theories of media utilization, diffusion,implementation, and policy-making. Any of the projects, which would demonstration how media is being3.1 Media Utilization properly used, such as narration andMedia utilization is the systematic use of resources for learning. images, following research-based multimedia principles.3.2 Diffusion of InnovationsDiffusion of innovations is the process of communicating  through planned strategies for the purpose of gaining adoption.3.3 Implementation and InstitutionalizationImplementation is using instructional materials or strategies inreal(not simulated) settings. Institutionalization is the  continuing, routine use of the instructional innovation in thestructure and culture of an organization.3.4 Policies and RegulationsPolicies and regulations are the rules and actions of society (or  its surrogates) that affect the diffusion and use of InstructionalTechnology.STANDARD 4 MANAGEMENTCandidates demonstrate knowledge, skills, and dispositions toplan, organize, coordinate, and supervise instructional  technology by applying principles of project, resource, deliverysystem, and information management.4.1 Project ManagementProject management involves planning, monitoring, and  controlling instructional design and development projects.4.2 Resource ManagementResource management involves planning, monitoring, and  controlling resource support systems and services.4.3 Delivery System ManagementDelivery system management involves planning, monitoringand controlling ‘the method by which distribution of  instructional materials is organized’ . . . [It is] a combination ofmedium and method of usage that is employed to presentinstructional information to a learner.
  7. 7. 4.4 Information ManagementInformation management involves planning, monitoring, and  controlling the storage, transfer, or processing of information inorder to provide resources for learning.STANDARD 5 EVALUATIONCandidates demonstrate knowledge, skills, and dispositions toevaluate the adequacy of instruction and learning by applying  principles of problem analysis, criterion-referencedmeasurement, formative and summative evaluation, and long-range planning.5.1 Problem AnalysisProblem analysis involves determining the nature and  parameters of the problem by using information-gathering anddecision-making strategies.5.2 Criterion-Referenced MeasurementCriterion-referenced measurement involves techniques for  determining learner mastery of pre-specified content.5.3 Formative and Summative EvaluationFormative evaluation involves gathering information onadequacy and using this information as a basis for further  development. Summative evaluation involves gatheringinformation on adequacy and using this information to makedecisions about utilization.5.4 Long-Range PlanningLong-range planning that focuses on the organization as awhole is strategic planning....Long-range is usually defined as afuture period of about three to five years or longer. During  strategic planning, managers are trying to decide in the presentwhat must be done to ensure organizational success in thefuture.