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Archived Version 2005 - 2006

Module Title Web-based Interactive Design for Education
Module Code ES515
School School of Education Studies

Online Module Resources

Module Co-ordinatorDr Margaret FarrenOffice NumberC145a
Level 5 Credit Rating 7.5
Pre-requisite None
Co-requisite None
Module Aims
Demonstrate an understanding of essential interactive design principals and practices. Develop skills in organising and persenting interactive material. Develop new ways of designing for interactive artefacts. Apply knowledge and skills in the desing and development of interactive web based artefacts.
Develop a storyboard and supporting text for an ‘e-learning’ (artefact) relevant to your work context. Multimedia elements such as video, audio and animation may be incorporated in order to provide interaction.

Learning Outcomes
  • Design a storyboard with a description of any media (text, graphics, multimedia etc.) that will be presented on individual screens/pages.
  • Detail the accessibility/usability considerations employed in your design.
  • Provide an account of your own learning and collaboration with others during the development of the artefact and intended student learning.

Indicative Time Allowances
Lectures 0
Tutorials 0
Laboratories 0
Seminars 0
Independent Learning Time 112.5

Total 112.5
Assume that a 7.5 credit module load represents approximately 112.5 hours' work, which includes all teaching, in-course assignments, laboratory work or other specialised training and an estimated private learning time associated with the module.

Indicative Syllabus
  • Introduction to Moodle online learning environment.
  • Planning and storyboarding the e-learning artefact.
  • Introduction to tools and technologies for online development.
  • A look at ''Usability Guidelines for User-Interface Design''.
  • Accessibility issues in e-learning.
  • Adding interaction to e-learning artefact.

The collaborative approach involves tutor, peer group and interactive design specialists. Assessment involves the design of a storyboard and a description of learner interaction. The storyboard is to be accompanied by supporting text.

Continuous Assessment100% Examination Weight0%
Indicative Reading List

Class Material available on Moodle online learning environment.

Barfield, L. (2004) Design for New Media, Interaction Design for Multimedia and the Web. Pearson Addison Wesley
Nielsen, J. (2000) Designing Web Usability
Nielsen, J. & Tahir, M. (2002) Homepage Usability. New Riders Preece, J. (2002) Interaction Design. Wiley.
Shneiderman, B. (2003). Leonardo’s Laptop. Human Needs and the New Computing Technologies.

Programme or List of Programmes
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