Course Content and Outcome Guide for MM 140 Effective Winter 2016

Course Number:
MM 140
Course Title:
Multimedia Authoring I
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Course Description

Covers production of an interactive multimedia project incorporating graphics, text, video, and audio using multimedia industry standard authoring software. Incorporate the principles and practices from MM110, MM120, and MM130. Prerequisites/concurrent: MM 130 or instructor permission. Audit available.

Addendum to Course Description

Students who successfully complete this course will use software authoring programs to develop practical, interactive, unified multimedia titles; assembling and testing a variety of multimedia elements on one or more platforms. Focusing on the critical elements of interactivity and user friendliness in authoring projects. Design specifications and multimedia elements may have been previously produced in MM 130 and/or other production courses and activities.

Intended Outcomes for the course

Upon successful completion students should be able to:
Construct an interactive MM project using industry standard authoring tools.
Prepare, organize and import graphics, audio, and video into a project.
Evaluate multimedia projects; identifying items for improvement, and implement changes.
Prepare and present a completed project to others.

Course Activities and Design

Course material will be presented in a lecture format. This course is designed to maximize learning through the use of strategies such as outcome based instruction, collaborative learning, contextual application and performance based assessment. Lecture material will consist of discussion, diagrams, multimedia, and other educationally sound practices. Other activities will include hands-on utilization of authoring and production software. Demonstration and handout materials will be provided.

Outcome Assessment Strategies

Assessment is designed to indicate achievement of the course outcome and performance tasks. The instructor will outline the methods used to assess student progress and the criteria for assigning a grade at the beginning of the course. Assessment will be based upon a combination of in-class participation, attendance, examinations, and quality of the multimedia project(s). Determination of problem solving skills, team work, and communication skills may also be included.