SMAD 202 gives a conceptual and applied orientation to the educational uses of the Internet and World Wide Web. It provides the background knowledge and technical overview needed to understand how to design and create media materials for publication on the World Wide Web (WWW).

This course will focus on four central issues. These include:

It is assumed all participants have access to and are able to use a Windows and/or Macintosh computer at an advanced level for class work. Students must be able to connect to the World Wide Web in order to complete online work. A dedicated high-speed connection is recommended.

Participants may purchase the Adobe Creative Suite CS4 at a greatly reduced price with student ids. This suite costs approximately $300. Again, it is not a requirement of the class to purchase this software.


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Course Organization

This course emphasizes learning by participation. A thorough grounding in HTML will be blended with inquiries into the educational uses of the World Wide Web. The semester work will be divided between online tutorials, small group interactions and the completion of provided exercises. Students will be expected to devote at least 8 hours per week to mastery of course topics.

Participants should be able to access a computer that is connected to the Internet, and should understand the basic operations of the World Wide Web, Adobe Acrobat and electronic mail. BlackBoard, JMU's learning management system, will serve as the primary location for class work throughout the semester.

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