Thursdays 4:30-7:00 Online using Zoom
Office Hours 10-12 TH
Instructor: Dr. Gerry Swan (email@example.com)
Office:134C Taylor Education Building
The course examines a variety of multimedia products, selected theory and research in interactive multimedia, human computer interaction (HCI), cognitive psychology and learning. Learning outcomes center around selected readings, class discussion, multimedia production, and collaboration as a member of a student design team in the production of a goal-oriented multimedia product. Emphasis is placed on user-centered design, involving end users throughout the design, development, and evaluation of multimedia programs as well as the integration of research findings into design and formative evaluation (usability testing).
Expectations and Grading
To do well in EDC 575, you should come prepared to all class sections
and actively participate in them. You must complete your assignments
fully and turn them in on time. No late assignments will be accepted
unless the instructors are contacted beforehand.
Theoretical Underpinning for Design Paper - 20%
Final Design Project - 20%
Story Boards - 10%
Weekly Assignments - 30% (this will consist of reading reactions, minor software assignments etc.)
Research/Evaluation Project - 20%
Students should familiarize themselves with the Student Code regarding
plagiarism (section 6.3.1), which can be obtained from the office
of the Dean of Students or retrieved from http://www.uky.edu/StudentAffairs/Code/part2.html
section 6.3.1. Plagiarism of any type will result in a failing grade.
All materials generated for this class (which may include but are not limited to syllabi and in-class materials) are copyrighted. You do not have the right to copy such materials unless the professor or assistant expressly grants permission. As commonly defined, plagiarism consists of passing off as one’s own the ideas, words, writing, etc., which belong to another. In accordance with this definition, you are committing plagiarism if you copy the work of another person and turn it in as your own, even if you should have permission of that person. Plagiarism is one of the worst academic violations, for the plagiarist destroys trust among others.
Students with Special Needs
The American with Disabilities Act (ADA) is a federal anti-discrimination statute that provides comprehensive civil rights protections for persons with disabilities. Among other things, this legislation requires that all students with disabilities be guaranteed a learning environment that provides a reasonable accommodation of their disabilities. If you believe you have a disability requiring an accommodation, please notify your instructor and contact the Disability Resource Center (Mr. Jake Karnes, firstname.lastname@example.org) 257-2754, room 2 Alumni Gym.
Class Attendance and Participation
Class attendance is expected for all class sessions. Information will
be presented in each class that is not available through other means.
completion of course objectives requires that students have hands-on
experience with hardware and software that is used during class sessions. You will be responsible for completign all graded assignments and presence in class usually helps that.
S.R. 22.214.171.124 defines the following as acceptable reasons for excused absences: 1) serious illness; 2) illness or death of family member; 3) University-related trips; 4) major religious holidays; 5) other circumstances you find to be "reasonable cause for nonattendance." Students anticipating an absence for a major religious holiday are responsible for notifying the instructor in writing of anticipated absences due to their observance of such holidays no later than the last day for adding a class. Information regarding dates of major religious holidays may be obtained through the religious liaison, Mr. Jake Karnes (257-2754).
Excessive Absences According to the Rules of the University Senate, those students who miss more than 20% of the class FOR ANY REASON may be dropped by the instructor from the class. This is true even if you are sick and have medical excuses. The rationale for this rule is that people who miss more than 20% are not really receiving the content of the course. From the Rules of the University Senate, Part II, 126.96.36.199 Excused Absences: If attendance is required or serves as a criterion for a grade in a course‚ and if a student has excused absences in excess of one–fifth of the class contact hours for that course‚ a student shall have the right to petition for a “W‚” and the faculty member may require the student to petition for a “W” or take an “I” in the course. (US: 2/9/87; RC: 11/20/87)
This course and its participants will not tolerate discrimination, violence, or vandalism. EDC is an open and affirming department for all people, including those who are subjected to racial profiling, hate crimes, heterosexism, and violence. We insist that appropriate action be taken against those who perpetrate discrimination, violence, or vandalism. The University of Kentucky is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity institution and affirms its dedication to non-discrimination on the basis or race, color, religion, gender, age, sexual orientation, domestic partner status, national origin, or disability in employment, programs, and services. Our commitment to non-discrimination and affirmation action embraces the entire university community including faculty, staff, and students. All students are expected to conduct themselves in an appropriate and ethical manner during their UK classes and related field placements, as befitting students, future teachers, and ambassadors for the University of Kentucky. Any unethical behavior in class or during your field placements may result in failure for the course and/or expulsion