Welcome to CPED 5301, Multimedia, a Johnson University course in the Master of Arts in Educational Technology degree program. Dr. Tony Krug is the professor for this course in the Fall Semester, 2016. Questions may be directed to

Students learn to recognize different multimedia file formats and use them appropriately. Emphases include using stock photos; building a collection of resources; strategies for planning, reviewing, and developing multimedia presentations; and the use of multimedia with children both as developers and consumers.


Upon completing this course, the successful student will be able to:
  1. Discuss how visual media is processed in the learning environment.
  2. State how a designer works to develop a multimedia idea
  3. Demonstrate examples of good use of space, images, text/typefaces, and color in building a design.
  4. Use good principles of design to compose a multimedia product that communicates hierarchy, unity, and good grouping of visual elements, along with effective use of contrasts.
  5. Practice design activities that lead the viewer to understand, communicates excitement and meaning, while telling a story and using numerical data effectively in the process.


Visual Design Solutions, by Connie Malamed, Wiley, 2015.


Four Tracks are used:
CAKE - Content Acquisition and Knowledge Expansion - expands the student knowledge base on this topic.
ExActLY - Experimenting Actively for Learning Yields - applies the knowledge base gained to demonstrate student learning achievement
LoL - Lessons of LIfe - helps one learn more by sharing the thoughts of others in constructive ways
R&R - Reflection and wRiting - Constructivist learning theory determines that one learns by attaching new learning to what one already knows

Students respond each week in each track. The preferred means of response is by way of a personal blog. If one is unable to post the week's work to his or her blog, then it should be sent to the professor as an email attachment. The recommended blog service is Blogger.


CAKE - 30%
ExActLY - 50%
LoL - 10%
R&R - 10%

Grading Scale

(Johnson Standardized Grading Scale, as modified by the Templar School of Education)
95% = A
92% = A-
89% = B+
86% = B
83% = B-
80% = C+
77% = C
74% = C-
71% = D+
68% = D
65% = D-

Late work -
CAKE and ExActLY assignments will be accepted late, if a reasonable explanation is provided, but will incur a grade penalty unless a delayed submission date is negotiated in advance (before the assignment is due).
LoL and R&R assignments are time based and lose there value if posted late. With an acceptable reason, these assignments may be accepted up to one week late - but with a penalty if arrangements for a late submission are not negotiated in advance (before the assignment is due). LoL or R&R track assignments have no value if submitted more than a week late and will not be accepted for assessment purposes.

Absence Policy - SPECIAL NOTE: Johnson University Institutional Policy states that any student who is absent 2 weeks of class will be administratively withdrawn from the course. The student will not receive credit for that course. In an online class, being absent means not submitting any assigned work, or contacting your professor, for the course for a 2 week period. Classwork and emails have a date and time stamp that help establish this time frame for the professor. It is essential that you contact your professor (or have someone else make the contact on your behalf until you can confirm that contact) if you have to miss class participation for a week.


This syllabus is a good faith effort to predict the development of this course. However, the professor reserves the right to amend or make changes, as deemed necessary or helpful, without notice.