Instructor: Fillia Makedon, Computer Science Department
Overview: This project will design an introductory course to teach undergraduates how to develop multimedia applications on the World Wide Web using Java and other tools. In addition to the software engineering aspect of the course, the students will learn about general multimedia issues and limitations, how to process and prepare different media, how to evaluate existing websites for effective interface design and use of multimedia, and how to combine media in interactive presentations.
Instructor: Samuel Rebelsky, Computer Science Department
Overview: As computer technology (particularly computer networks and multimedia) expands its role in society, it becomes increasingly important that students learn about how it functions. This project will create an interactive, multimedia library of materials from Computer Science 4 (Concepts in Computing). This digital version of the class will include handouts, class outlines, tutorial materials, student questions and answers, audio recordings of lectures, and student papers. These materials will aid students in learning introductory computer science materials and will provide a campus-wide resource on computing.
Instructor: Delo Mook, Physics Department
Overview: Prof. Mook will construct a mobile podium or lectern that will permit the presentation of several kinds of media, including television, laser disk, video tape, and the contents of a Macintosh screen. This will support the “play back” of computer animations produced in the Physics department as well as student analysis of physical phenomena. Plans are to use the podium in Physics 13 and 14, and in Astronomy 1 and 2.
Instructor: Chris Jernstedt, Psychology Department
Overview: To stimulate student participation in large lecture classes, Prof. Jernstedt will design and construct a computer podium. It will connect to standard lab test apparatus and be used to gather real-time data and display it, using a combination of graphical and numerical presentation methods.
Instructor: Ken Belitz, Pat McHaffie, Earth Sciences Department
Overview: This project seeks to enhance undergraduate instruction that involve Geographical Information Systems (GIS). It will make computers available at three different locations (Rahr, Image Processing, and Hydrogeology labs). The PCs will be equipped to provide data analysis, display, entry, and editing capabilities. These facilities will be used in Geography 43,45, and 48, Earth Science 22, 26 and 66.