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Archived Version 2007 - 2008

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

Online Module Resources

Module Co-ordinatorDr Yvonne CrottyOffice NumberCA117
Level 5 Credit Rating 7.5
Pre-requisite None
Co-requisite None
Module Aims
This module will focus on the design for e-learning. You will learn the technique of storyboarding. This involves designing a visual map to depict the composition of an e-learning artefact. You will learn how to incorporate the principles of interactivity, usability and accessibility into the completed design. There will be an opportunity to use an authoring tool to develop a sample of the e-learning artefact.

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/interactivity considerations employed in your design.
  • Develop two webpages using an authoring tool.
  • Provide an account of your own learning and collaboration with others during the development of the artefact.

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

Interactive design principles and practices. Usability and Accessibility issues in design. Planning and design of storyboard. Authoring tools for development of e-learning artefact. Development work using authoring tools.

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.
Jochems, W. van Merrienboer, J. and Koper, R. (2003) Integrated E-Learning: Implications for Pedagogy, Technology and Organization (Open & Flexible Learning).

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
GEMEGDip in Education & Training Management