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Archived Version 2010 - 2011

Module Title Visions for Emerging Technologies
Module Code ES515
School School of Education Studies

Online Module Resources

Module Co-ordinatorDr Yvonne CrottyOffice NumberCA117
NFQ level 9 Credit Rating 7.5
Pre-requisite None
Co-requisite None
Compatibles None
Incompatibles None

This module will focus on the design for e-learning using the technique of storyboarding. Students will learn how to integrate the principles of usability and accessibility into the artefact and consider copyright issues. There will be an opportunity to create their own website

Learning Outcomes

1. Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of storyboarding techniques for project planning.
2. Critically evaluate an e-learning website using usability and accessibility principles.
3. Consider own professional knowledge and theoretical knowledge in the design of an e-learning artefact.
4. Reflect on own learning through in class presentations and through use of online technologies.
5. Articulate own professional values and motivation.

Workload Full-time hours per semester
Type Hours Description
Total Workload: 0

All module information is indicative and subject to change. For further information,students are advised to refer to the University's Marks and Standards and Programme Specific Regulations at: http://www.dcu.ie/registry/examinations/index.shtml

Indicative Content and Learning Activities

Communication of values and motivation.

Usability and Accessibility issues in design.

Planning and design of storyboard.


Ethical issues.
Copyright and ethical issues.

Authoring tools.
Introduction to tools and technologies.

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.

Assessment Breakdown
Continuous Assessment100% Examination Weight0%
Course Work Breakdown
TypeDescription% of totalAssessment Date
Reassessment Requirement
Resit arrangements are explained by the following categories;
1 = A resit is available for all components of the module
2 = No resit is available for 100% continuous assessment module
3 = No resit is available for the continuous assessment component
Indicative Reading List

  • Barfield, L.: 0, Design for New Media, Interaction Design for Multimedia, Pearson Addison Wesley,
  • Nielsen, J: 2000, Designing Web Usability, Peachpit Press,
  • Shneiderman, B.: 2003, Leonardo's Laptop: Human Needs and the New Computing, MIT Press, Boston,
  • Tumminello, Wendy.: 2004, Exploring Storyboarding., Delmar,
  • Williams, R.: 2008, The Little Mac Book, PeachPit Press.,
Other Resources

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