Instructional Design (Interactive Multimedia Production) OpenCourseWare: USU's Free Undergraduate Educational Design Course

Published Feb 09, 2009

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This instructional design course, 'Interactive Multimedia Production,' comes from Utah State University's instructional technology department. The free OpenCourseWare is geared towards students in an education degree program and students enrolled in a master's or bachelor's focusing on computer-based multimedia, teaching or instructional technology.

Interactive Multimedia Production: Course Specifics

Degree Level Free Audio Video Downloads
Undergraduate Yes No Yes Yes

Lectures/Notes Study Materials Tests/Quizzes
Yes Yes Yes

Interactive Multimedia Production: Course Description

Adobe Flash Player is at the heart of this course. Students either buy the program or download a free month's trial. Professor Andrew Walker leads students through the development of animations and vector graphics using the program Flash. Students also learn how to use the programming language ActionScript.

Students first learn the basics of drawing, lighting and shadow. The next step is to create a 'tween' or animation using lighting and shadows. The course goes on to consider onion skinning, easement and movie clips. Assignments and a final project are designed to test students' skills and understanding.

The course includes lectures in streaming or download video formats, PowerPoint presentations, handouts, spoilers, assignments and many links to instructional design and multimedia art resources. To learn more about Macromedia Flash, look at the interactive multimedia production course page.

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