Portland Community College | Portland, Oregon

Course Number:
ED 104
Course Title:
Multimedia for Educators
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Course Description

Develops and evaluates multimedia presentations for use in schools and libraries. Multimedia presentation guidelines will be used in planning and developing materials. Audit available.

Intended Outcomes for the course

Students will:

  • Plan and develop educationally-valid multimedia projects using a variety of computer-based products.
  • Demonstrate the use of design conventions and guidelines to produce projects keyed to specific curricula.
  • Use supporting technologies to capture sound, images, video, and text for use in projects.
  • Publish projects to CD-ROM or the Web to make them accessible to a wider audience.

Outcome Assessment Strategies

Student€™s progress will be evaluated by the following tools:

  • Completion of multimedia development assignments according to explicitly-stated guidelines including, but not limited to, design specifications, writing conventions, and recognition of the advantages and limitations of various file formats, storage methods, and delivery modalities
  • Self-, peer- and instructor-assessment of completed projects based on accuracy, educational validity, and adherence to assignment guidelines
  • Participation in group and class discussions and presentations
  • Attendance

Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)


 Students will:

  • Using current multimedia development tools, plan, develop, and publish educationally-valid multimedia projects geared to specific curricula and educational outcomes.
  • Successfully capture media (i.e., images, sounds, full-motion video, and text) using current technologies.
  • Prepare and present written and oral evaluations of student-developed multimedia projects based on a combination of instructor- and student-developed guidelines.
  • Critically review commercial multimedia titles based on educational validity, accessibility, ease of use, and extensibility.

In addition, the students will demonstrate

COMMUNICATION: Graduates of Portland Community College should be able to communicate effectively by determining the purpose of communication; analyzing audience and context to sue appropriate language and modality; and by responding to feedback to achieve clarity, coherence, and effectiveness.

COMMUNITY AND ENVIRONMENTAL RESPONSIBILITY: Graduates of Portland Community College should be able to apply scientific, cultural, and political perspectives in understanding the natural and social world and in addressing the consequences of human activity both globally and locally, demonstrating an understanding of social change and social action.

CRITICAL THINKING AND PROBLEM SOLVING: Graduates of Portland Community College should be able to think critically and creatively to solve problems, understanding and using various methods of reasoning and evaluating information and it sources.

CULTURE AWARENESS: Graduates of Portland Community College should be able to demonstrate an understanding of the varieties of human cultures, perspectives, and forms of expressions as well as their own cultures complexities.

PROFESSIONAL COMPETENCE: Graduates of Portland Community College should demonstrate mastery in a discipline of profession at a level appropriate to program and transfer requirements through the application of concepts, skills, processes, and technology in the performance of authentic tasks that enhance community involvement and employability.

SELF-REFLECTION: Graduates of Portland Community College should be self-appraising in applying the knowledge and skills they have learned, examining and evaluating personal beliefs and comparing them with the beliefs of others.