ITE 170: Multimedia Software

Course Syllabus


Jeffrey Elkner

Contact Information:

Phone: 703-228-5771
Email: jeff@elkner.net
Web Site: http://ict.gctaa.net/sections/ite170

Course Schedule

Class meets Monday to Friday from 1:40 to 3:10 pm in Room 232A of the Arlington Career Center. Discussions and new assignments will be given on Mondays and Wednesdays, with Tuesday, Thursday and Friday used for labs.

Office Hours:

I will be available after class each day and at other times by appointment.

Course Description and Purpose:

Explores technical fundamentals of creating multimedia projects with related hardware and software. Students will learn to manage resources required for multimedia production and evaluation and techniques for selection of graphics and multimedia software.

This is a 3 credit course which will combine class discussion with hands-on projects.

Course Objectives:

The objective of this introductory multimedia course is to help students quickly aquire the core skills needed to write SVG and JavaScript graphics and animations using SVG objects and the HTML 5 canvas.

Resource Materials:

Supplementary textbooks and resource materials are available to NVCC students free of charge through NVCC's Safari Books subscription.

Suggested supplementary books, also available on Safari include:

Helpful web resources include:

Evaluation and Grading:

You will be evaluated and graded on three types of work:

  1. Classwork
  2. Projects
  3. Quizzes

Each category will be weighted equally and thus make up one third of your grade.

Class Policies:


Attendance in this class is mandatory. Students must adhere to the attendance policy of the Summer School of Arlington Public Schools. Additionally, the policy of Northern Virginia Community College appertaining to attendance will be observed.

Classroom Conduct:

Every student must exhibit behavior which contributes to an atmosphere conducive to teaching and learning. All Students are expected to show respect for their classmates, the teacher and other staff members, and to be actively engaged in learning for this course during their time in class.

Academic Honesty:

The Arlington Public School and The Northern Virginia Community College are committed to the highest standards of academic honesty. As a result, appropriate actions will be taken in this course to discourage breaches of academic honesty. All work presented by the student as theirs should be the work of that student alone. Plagurism in any form will not be allowed.