Portland Community College | Portland, Oregon

Course Number:
MM 240
Course Title:
Multimedia Authoring II-Scripting
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Course Description

Covers industry standard web application tools to author interactive projects. Covers essential and foundational authoring languages, concepts and practices. Includes assembly of digital media elements, made interactive through authoring, and then tested for function, design, usability, and bugs. Prerequisites: MM 140, MM 231; or instructor permission. Audit available.

Addendum to Course Description

Creating highly functional, interactive multimedia titles for use on various delivery platforms. Incorporating high level design, multimedia elements, and user interface concepts into the projects. Focusing on the thorough review of the essential components of the authoring tools, e.g., animation features, digital video handling, graphics and text manipulation, and scripting capabilities.

Intended Outcomes for the course

Upon successful completion students should be able to:

Use current industry standard web application tools for authoring interactive projects for various modes of delivery.
Build advanced interactive multimedia projects that incorporate audio, video, graphics to communicate an idea to a targeted audience using industry standard software.
Collect, create, import, and organize individual media elements for use in an advanced interactive application.
Upload interactive programs for various modes of delivery.
Evaluate multimedia projects; identifying items for improvement, and implement changes.

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 multimedia software. Demonstration and handout materials will be provided.

Outcome Assessment Strategies

The instructor will outline the methods used to evaluate student progress and the criteria for assigning a grade at the beginning of the course. Evaluation 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.