BTC640 Course Outline

Course Code: BTC640
Course Name: Multimedia Presentations
Offered Date: Winter - 2018 | Other versions
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Course Description:
In an organization, multimedia presentations are an important component of a communications strategy. In this course, students will learn to create multimedia presentations, which are delivered on digital media.

A survey of current media technologies provides the student with the knowledge to design, evaluate, and select the technologies for a successful multimedia presentation that informs, educates, markets, or entertains. A series of foundational topics are covered and analyzed. Students will critique existing multimedia presentations, and learn the impact of text, images, audio, video, and animation on an audience. Software development tools, frameworks, and techniques will be used to learn, develop, and deploy their work.
Credit Status: 1 credit (3 units)
Required for BSD - Bachelor of Technology (Software Development)
Prerequisite: BTC340
Mode of Instruction: Modes: In-class lecture, in-class exercises, and hands-on activity
Hours per week: 4
Room configurations: Classroom
Typical scheduling pattern: Winter term
Learning Outcomes:
  •     Select the media to be used for delivery of a multimedia presentation
  •     Recognize the intended function of a multimedia presentation in order to participate in the selection of appropriate content for adoption or creation, to select appropriate medium for delivery, and to decide on the extent of user interaction
  •     Modify multimedia presentations using current available authoring tools, which include text, images both stationary and animated, audio, and video
  •     Complete available tutorials and other materials for the authoring tool being used to develop or modify a presentation
  •     Select the authoring tool to be used to integrate the components of a multimedia presentation
  •     Develop the intended user profile, to establish age, education, prior experience with computers and similar applications, and technologies available to them, in order to select appropriate presentation qualities
  •     Modify the organization and navigation scheme for users of a presentation to make it more suitable for a different audience than its original target audience
  •     Identify pairs of video sites websites that use multimedia presentations to deliver information, to educate, to sell, and to entertain, compare the effectiveness of their colour schemes, language levels, navigation schemes, and interactivity
  •     Use web search tools to locate sites using multimedia presentations to sell or promote a service or product
  •     Compare and contrast the use of audio and video used in two presentations with similar function, to compare their contribution to atmosphere, credibility, and impact
  •     Choose to collaborate with team leader in preparing plans and schedules for the development of a multimedia presentation
  •     Participate in the selection of duties to be sub-contracted by a presentation development team
  •     Choose to collaborate with teammates to critique a multimedia presentation
Employability Skills:
Communicate clearly, concisely and correctly in the written, spoken and visual form that fulfils the purpose and meets the needs of the audience.|Respond to written, spoken, or visual messages in a manner that ensures effective communication.|Use a variety of thinking skills to anticipate and solve problems.|Locate, select, organize, and document information using appropriate technology and information systems.|Analyze, evaluate, and apply relevant information from a variety of sources.|Manage the use of time and other resources to complete projects.|Take responsibility for one's own actions, decisions, and consequences.|
Topic Outline:
  • Foundations:
    •         Text
    •         Images
    •         Sound
    •         Video
  • Mobile
  • Processing.js basics
  • Text, Images with Processing.js
  • Processing.js and Ajax
  • Online apps using Processing.js
Prescribed Text(s):
Multimedia: Making It Work, Ninth Edition
by Tay Vaughan
Published by McGraw-Hill Osborne Media; 9th edition (May 27 2014)
ISBN 978-0071832885
Reference Material:
Promotion Policy:
To obtain a credit in this subject, a student must:
  •     Satisfactorily complete all assignments
  •     Pass the weighted average of all assessments
  •     Pass the term group project presentation

Grading Policy
A+ 90%  to  100%
A 80%  to  89%
B+ 75%  to  79%
B 70%  to  74%
C+ 65%  to  69%
C 60%  to  64%
D+ 55%  to  59%
D 50%  to  54%
F 0%    to  49% (Not a Pass)
EXC Excellent
SAT Satisfactory
UNSAT Unsatisfactory

For further information, see a copy of the Academic Policy, available online (http://www.senecacollege.ca/academic-policy) or at Seneca's Registrar's Offices.

Assignments (labs) 20%
Assignments 45%
Test (1) 25%
Academic Paper Reviews 10%
Approved By:
Mary-Lynn Manton
Cheating and Plagiarism:
Each student should be aware of the College's policy regarding Cheating and Plagiarism. Seneca's Academic Policy will be strictly enforced.

To support academic honesty at Seneca College, all work submitted by students may be reviewed for authenticity and originality, utilizing software tools and third party services. Please visit the Academic Honesty site on http://library.senecacollege.ca for further information regarding cheating and plagiarism policies and procedures.
Discrimination and Harassment:
All students and employees have the right to study and work in an environment that is free from discrimination and/or harassment. Language or activities that defeat this objective violate the College Policy on Discrimination/Harassment and shall not be tolerated. Information and assistance are available from the Student Conduct Office at student.conduct@senecacollege.ca.
Accomodation for Students with Disabilities
The College will provide reasonable accommodation to students with disabilities in order to promote academic success. If you require accommodation, contact the Counselling and Disabilities Services Office at ext. 22900 to initiate the process for documenting, assessing and implementing your individual accommodation needs.

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