EDIT 772 - Web-Based Instructional Tools (Adobe Flash)

Taken Fall 2009

George Mason University's Course Description

Provides overview of web development tools. Using instructional design principles, students interact with variety of web publishing software programs to develop a project web site.

Artifacts

Adobe Flash

This iteration of EDIT 772 provided an overview of Adobe Flash using guided lecture materials and a hands-on approach. I used the basic skills I learned in this course to create several Flash products including a final project.

Several of the products can be viewed using the links below.

Reflection

EDIT 772 was my first exposure to the workings of Adobe Flash and I used the basic skills I learned in this course to create several Flash products including a final project. While engaging and challenging, this course confirmed that my professional interests lie more with instructional design and less with developing Flash products as a full-time media developer. I think it is important for instructional designers to understand how development tools work and be able to use them as needed, but that instructional designers core competencies should not be solely as developers.