Educational Multimedia Workshop
- Consider audience and content to conceive and plan an educational multimedia Web page.
- Draw story boards to communicate to the site editor your designs for the educational multimedia Web page and included media elements.
- Build a prototype of your design for an educational multimedia Web page.
- Test your educational multimedia Web page for usability, readability, and learnability.
Download the EMW print material: Educational Multimedia Workshop (PDF)
Phase 1: Designing an educational multimedia web page
Ideas for topics—some sources to get you thinking:
Some good examples of EET articles (from the "old" EET):
Illustrations and diagrams: Artificial Intelligence in Education by Michael Rohrer
Animated diagram and practice using audio: Attention by Dawn Papaila
Tables: Andragogy by Jonathan Green
Still images and stick figure animation: Automaticity by Julie Collett
Visualization Practice -- learning objects to guide you on specifying appropriate visuals.
Phase 2: Story boarding an educational multimedia web page
Copyright considerations: The EET is licensed under the Creative Commons in Education system. As an EET author you agree to let your article be used for non-commercial purposes without charge, as long as users cites the reference, including your name as author. See the license agreement for more details.
Phase 3: Prototyping an educational multimedia web page
Check the EET Help page for instructions on how to get started with your article.
Some good advice on clear, simple writing for international English readers.
Some folks like to make simple, interactive Flash movies as part of their pages. It's not required, of course, but if you're thinking of it, here is a very simple sample movie with two "pages" and navigation back and forth.
- ToonDoo is a very easy, free, website for creating cartoons out of stock backgrounds, characters, speech bubbles, and so forth.
- Copyright friendly visuals presented by Springfield Township High School in Pennsylvania.
- Cartoon Story Maker is for Win only but is free.
- Ammap is a free interactive map maker
Send all visuals to the instructor's DropBox "EET Media" folder (if you're not already subscribed to it, request a subscription from the instructor). Be sure to place any media you want in a folder with the name of your article, with space bands replaced with underlines.
So, if your article is named "Baby sign language" you would create a folder in the DropBox EET Media folder called "Baby_sign_language" and place your media inside it for the instructor to upload to the EET media folder.
Be sure to give your media simple, descriptive file names, all lower case, no spaces or punctuation.