TCN806 - Web-Based Training and Multimedia

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Subject Title
Web-Based Training and Multimedia

Subject Description
Students produce a 20-minute multimedia web-based training course, according to their training plan, and using an authoring tool of their choice.
Increasingly, technical writers are making the move from the production of paper-based instructional materials to the development of online and web-based training materials. This course will introduce students to the design and development of eLearning. Moreover, this course enables students to make more informed decisions about instructional design when working in more traditional formats.
The terminal objective of the course is completion of a substantial stand-alone web-based group project. Issues addressed in weekly class sessions are aimed at preparing students to collaborate on matters of instructional planning and multimedia implementation for this project. Concepts of learning theory and instructional design will be introduced to help students prepare and organize effective training materials. Examination and analysis of the strengths and weaknesses of various presentation and web design strategies will enable students to make effective choices in preparing materials.
Mentoring in the use of Dreamweaver will give students more options in the development of effective multimedia learning materials. Collaboration in the development of storyboards and the sequence of screens for a group multimedia project will familiarize students with the instructional design process and with the various roles within a multimedia production team.

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

Upon successful completion of this subject, students will have the ability to:
- Recognize the differences between traditional, computer-based, and web-based training, and identify the advantages and disadvantages of WBT
- Understand and utilize the constituent features of WBT
- Analyze and critique web-based instructional materials
- Use PowerPoint, and other authoring tools such as Dreamweaver or Coursebuilder both as instructional media for the class and as development tools
- Use their developing knowledge of learning theories, principles, and styles to devise effective instructional strategies for different kinds of learners
- Demonstrate understanding of instructional and curriculum design by identifying learning objectives and learning outcomes
- Recognize and make use of the resources for web-based authoring and delivery
- Using the instructional design process, work as part of a team to create storyboards for an interactive curriculum unit, specifying textual, graphical, and new media elements
- Use sound, animation, video, and help-system elements in development of WBT projects
- Fill various roles in the team implementing multimedia elements into the completed instructional project.

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