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FACULTY OF EDUCATION & ARTS
SCHOOL OF COMMUNICATIONS AND ARTS
Full Unit Outline - Enrolment Approved Friday, 12 February 2010
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UNIT TITLE Interactive Multimedia Authoring 1
UNIT CODE IMM2123
CREDIT POINTS 15
FULL YEAR UNIT No
MODE OF DELIVERY On-campus

DESCRIPTION

This unit introduces students to the concepts and principles of IMM development through integrated authoring systems. It includes an overview of a state-of-the-art authoring environment and an examination of the IMM production model upon which it is based. Students are exposed to the principles and practices involved in developing digitlal media products using a Integrated Development Environment and are required to author a significant prototype of an digital media product using this authoring system.

 
LEARNING OUTCOMES

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:


  1. understand the processes and theory related to interactive media project development;
  2. develop an understanding of programming structures for interactive media development;
  3. develop effective organisational strategies for interactive media projects;
  4. select and use appropriate tools for developing and testing interactive media projects; and
  5. demonstrate a capacity for self-instruction in developing skills and expertise in the use of interactive media authoring tools; and
  6. apply critical thinking and problem analysis skills in interactive media authoring contexts.
 
UNIT CONTENT

This unit will cover the following topics:


  1. Principles of interactive media authoring.
  2. Effective development and delivery of interactive media projects.
  3. Programming techniques and structures.
  4. Media integration.
  5. Problem analysis and solution strategies for interactive media authoring tasks.
 
TEACHING AND LEARNING PROCESSES
There are four components to this unit: lectures, workshops, readings/research and assessments. Students will be set exercises and activities to complete during tutorial sessions. Regular attendance at lectures and tutorials is part of the course requirements. Material covered during lectures will be contained in the textbooks but will need to be complemented by individual research and reading from external sources.
 
GRADUATE ATTRIBUTES

The following graduate attributes will be developed in this unit: 

  • Ability to communicate
  • Ability to work in teams
  • Critical appraisal skills
  • Ability to generate ideas
  • Cross-cultural and international outlook

 

 
ASSESSMENT
Grading Schema 1
 
Students please note: The marks and grades received by students on assessments may be subject to further moderation. All marks and grades are to be considered provisional until endorsed by the relevant Board of Examiners.
 
There will be three components to the assessment. The relative weightings and nature of the assessments are as follows:
 

Item

On-Campus Assessment

Value

 

Assignment

Authoring Activity 1

30%

Assignment

Authoring Activity 2

30%

Test

Workshop activities and in-class test

40%

 
TEXTS
No text is required for this unit. References and readings will be made available in class and online during semester.
 
SIGNIFICANT REFERENCES
Franklin, D., & Makar, J. (2002). Macromedia flash MX 2004 actionscript. California, USA: Macromedia Press.
Moock, C. (2002). Actionscript for flash MX: The definitive guide. California, USA: O'Reilly Media Inc.
Moock, C. (2004). Essential actionscript 2.0. California, USA: O'Reilly Media Inc.
Ulrich, K. (2002). Visual quickstart guide: Macromedia flash MX for Windows and Macintosh. USA: Peachpit Press.
 
Other references and readings will be introduced during the course of the semester, and look at the website for links.
 
 
 
Disability Standards for Education (Commonwealth 2005)
For the purposes of considering a request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Commonwealth 2005), inherent requirements for this subject are articulated in the Unit Description, Learning Outcomes, Graduate Attributes and Assessment Requirements of this entry. The University is dedicated to provide support to those with special requirements. Further details on the support for students with disabilities or medical conditions can be found at the Student Equity, Diversity and Disability Service website:
http://intranet.ecu.edu.au/student/support/student-equity
 
 


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  • plagiarism;
  • unauthorised collaboration;
  • cheating in examinations;
  • theft of other studentsí work.

Additionally, any material submitted for assessment purposes must be work that has not been submitted previously, by any person, for any other unit at ECU or elsewhere.


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