Course Number and Name: Graphics for the Web
Fresno Pacific University - Online Class Syllabus

Instructor’s Name: Brent Nabors
Contact Information: (559) 903-7564, and webgraphics@teacherdev.com
Units: 3
Level: Beginners

:: Course Assignments
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To receive credit for this course you need to complete all of the assignments listed below. Please make sure that you turn in all lab assignments through the “Upload Work” button. Below, you will find a list of assignments and the order in which they are due.

SURVEY 1
  Pre-Course technology survey
(5 points)
    When you registered to the class web site, you filled out this survey. However, if you would like to look over your answers and update the information, please click on the survey link.
     
CHAPTER ASSIGNMENTS
    You are expected to complete every lesson in each chapter. In every chapter, I have selected a lab assignment that I feel addresses the objective for that chapter. Each chapter will have one assignment/lab to turn in which will be worth 5pts. Below, you will see a break down for each chapter.
  Chapter 1 - (breads.png)
(5 points)
  Chapter 2- (pastries.png)
(5 points)
  Chapter 3 - (horizons.png)
(5 points)
  Chapter 4 - (se_asia.png)
(5 points)
  Chapter 5 - (eyetest.png)
(5 points)
  Chapter 6 - (snowcruncher.gif)
(5 points)
  Chapter 7- (recipes.png)
(5 points)
  Chapter 8 - (rainbowtea.png)
(5 points)
     
CLASSROOM PROJECT
  Classroom Project Write-Up (15 points)
  Classroom Project (35 points)
       
SURVEY 2
  Post-Course teacher survey (5 points)
       
TOTAL POINTS FOR CLASS  
 (100 points

:: Required Material
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Fireworks 8 Revealed

by Barbara M. Waxer
ISBN: 1-4188-4311-3
Your instructor will send you your book. You will not need to buy this book!

Download Student Files

Course Learning CD-ROM

Your instructor will also send you a CD-ROM containing a 30-day trial version software (for Macintosh and Windows) for Macromedia Fireworks and supplementary instructional and lecture materials

***NOTE
If your 30 day trail version expires, you will be forced to by a copy of Fireworks remember, that as a teacher, we have other option to buying software. The most costly is the local computer store. One thing to remember before going out to that local computer store is that as an educator you have the option of purchasing educational copies of software at greatly reduced prices. Listed below are some likes of vendors that will give educators a price break on the purchase of software.

  1. Academic super store

:: Course Description
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Designed for the beginning user, this course introduces students to the basics of graphics and how they are used on the Internet. This class is offered online, however there is regular interactivity with teacher and student. The course allows students to get acquainted with all areas of computer graphics and produce eye-catching web graphics. Materials include a textbook, lecture and video tutorial CD, and demonstration software for both Windows (2000 and higher) and Macintosh. Students need access to a computer, CD-ROM drive and an Internet connection to complete this course. Instructor support is readily available via email or phone.


:: Instructor Information
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  How to Communicate with the Instructor 


Forms of Communication:

· Electronic mail
· Telephone calls
· FAQ website

Phone: (559) 492-9880
Fax: (559) 314-1895

:: Primary Learning Outcomes
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Technology guidelines defined by ISTE (International Society for Technology in Education). http://cnets.iste.org/students/s_stands.html

Students will

  • develop the skills needed to create graphic materials in Macromedia Fireworks.
  • demonstrate the ability to create web graphics.
  • become familiar with and demonstrate the ability to create web graphics and special effects.
  • prepare web graphics.
  • import graphics and modify graphics.

In addition, students will

  • develop an awareness of the vast range of technology.
  • will increase productivity in the classroom environment, and student learning
  • introduce critical thinking skills as it applies to technology.


:: Computer Workstations
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CD-ROM containing 30-day trial version of Fireworks (Macintosh OS X and Windows XP) http://www.macromedia.com/cfusion/tdrc/index.cfm?product=fireworks 

Access to a computer with the following minimum system requirements: Macintosh with OS X; and CDROM or Windows 2000 or greater, and CD-ROM; access to the internet.

You are to complete the assignments required for this course using the textbook, "Fireworks 8 Revealed” by Barbara M. Waxer. In working through the textbook you will be asked to create a number of files. These files will be submitted for evaluation.


:: Policy on Plagiarism
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All people participating in the educational process at Fresno Pacific University are expected to pursue honesty and integrity in all aspects of their academic work. Academic dishonesty, including plagiarism, will be handled according to the procedures set forth in the Fresno Pacific University Catalogue.


:: Grading Scale
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Letter grades, should one be requested, will be on the following scale:
90% -100% = A
80% - 89% = B or Credit
79% or below = No Credit
"Credit" = B or higher
All Students are required to complete all assignments.

:: Fresno Pacific University
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Fresno Pacific University

Further inquiries may be directed to the Center for Professional Development office at 1 (800) 372-5505 or 1 (559) 453-2015.

The Fresno Pacific University catalog has a policy on Academic Integrity/Honesty. Please note this policy on your syllabus as follows: All people participating in the educational process at Fresno Pacific University are expected to pursue honesty and integrity in all aspects of their academic work. Academic dishonesty, including plagiarism, will be handled according to the procedures set forth in the Fresno Pacific University Catalogue.

Fresno Pacific Informations - Center for Professional Development
http://fresno.edu/dept/sps/general/ 


:: Extension Request Form
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Click here for an Extension Request Form


:: Grade or Credit/No Credit
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Grade or Credit/No Credit
On completion of this class, a grade form will appear on the class website.  At that time, you will be able to select what type of grade you would like to receive (grade or credit/no credit).

Remember, the class grade form will not appear until all work is turned in and graded