interactive digital media
| Dan Bogaard
primary e-mail: email@example.com
office phone: 475-5231
office location: 70b-2571
Section 02: Class meets Mon/Wed, from 10-11:50pm, in 70-2410
My office hours this quarter are
Wednesday 2-4 & Thursday 4-6 in my office
This course is designed to provide you with the skills and underlying conceptual knowledge to develop highly interactive documents that make use of the full range of time-based and traditional digital media types. You will build on your understanding of basic media types to develop interactive user interfaces to video, audio, graphics, animation, and text.
The prerequisites for this class are 4002-218 and 4002-320.
The following required text is available at the bookstore, or via online booksellers such as amazon.com and bn.com:
You should purchase at least one Zip disk to store your work on; I recommend two in case you have problems with the first.
If you wish to dispute your final course grade, you must do so before the end of the quarter following this one; otherwise documentation of your work may not be available.
Last Day to Drop the Class: For this quarter, you can drop the class on or before September 15th, 2003 . After that date, you must withdraw from the course, which will show on your transcript as a W.
Last Day to Withdraw: The deadline for withdrawing from a course with a W grade is the end of the 6th week of the quarter. Forms may be obtained from the IT office, and must be signed by your instructor. Completed forms should be returned to the IT office no later than the last day of the 6th week . After that date, a grade will be assigned based on the work that you have submitted.
"Incomplete" Grades: You may request an incomplete, or "I" grade,
only in cases where exceptional conditions beyond your control, such as
accidents, severe illness, family problems, etc., have kept you from completing
the course. You must alert us to these circumstances as soon as
possible--telling your instructor in Feburary that you were sick in January
is not acceptable. If your request for an incomplete is granted, you must
complete the work for the course within the time limits set by the instructor.
The maximum time is two (2) academic quarters. Unfinished "I" grades automatically
|projects||We will have three major projects during the quarter. These projects
will build upon concepts covered in the class and in exercises, and are your
opportunity to expand your understanding and apply creativity to the concepts learned.
Multimedia projects tend to be time-consuming, so plan to get started early!
|We will have short quizzes several times during the quarter. These will
typically be given first thing in the class that day. (Another reason to be on time!!)
No make-up quizzes will be given.
A final practicum will be given in which you may demonstrate your mastery of the course material. For this practical exam, you will be given a task to accomplish on the computer. The practical exam is not designed to be extremely difficult, but it is mandatory. No make-up practicum will be given.
Assignments submitted after the due date/time, without prior approval from me, will lose one full letter grade for each day that they are late. If you know that a situation will prevent you from turning something in, contact me in advance of the deadline to make alternate arrangements.Your grade for the quarter will be calculated as follows:
|I will post announcements related to class in our class conference on the IT FirstClass server, rather than sending mass e-mails. I will also set up conferences for each group; I strongly suggest that you use them for group communication. If you do not yet have an IT account (or an NT account, which you'll need to use the PCs in the lab), you can get accounts set up in the IT learning labs in building 70.|
It is important that you understand what consitutes academic dishonesty, and what the penalty associated with it is. Read this policy carefully. Please note, in particular, the definitions of cheating and collusion. There is a fine line between asking for a classmate's help in solving a technical problem, and using their work as your own. Don't cross it. Similarly, while it's fine to get ideas from web sites, you must credit your source. If you violate the academic dishonesty policy, you will fail the course. It's just not worth it.
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