INST5270 - Flash, Fall 2006

This course familiarizes students with Macromedia Flash. Topics to be covered include fundamental programming concepts (variables, variable types, code re-use, commenting code, and basic control structures) in addition to the fundamentals of the flash environment (animation or "tweening", vector graphics, use of sound and video). Students finishing this course will have at least one completed fully functional Flash project for their portfolios demonstrating a strong knowledge of the tool and a good foundation in the ActionScript language as the tool and the language apply to instructional design.

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INST 5270

Professor Andrew Walker

Instructional Technology
Utah State University

Course Structure: Two 75-minute classes per week

Prerequisites:

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Course Description

This course uses Flash 8/Actionscript 2.0.  You may also be interested in INST 5245 , which uses Flash CS3 (Flash 9)/Actionscript 3.0.

This course familiarizes students with Macromedia Flash. Topics to be covered include fundamental programming concepts (variables, variable types, code re-use, commenting code, and basic control structures) in addition to the fundamentals of the flash environment (animation or “tweening”, vector graphics, use of sound and video). Students finishing this course will have at least one completed fully functional Flash project for their portfolios demonstrating a strong knowledge of the tool and a good foundation in the ActionScript language as the tool and the language apply to instructional design.

Technical Requirements

Option A: Flash 8 [Computer software]. (2006). Adobe. ($249 student/teacher version)
Option B: Studio 8 [Computer software]. (2006) Adobe. ($299 student/teacher version) Has Flash, Dreamweaver, Fireworks, Freehand (Mac and PC) and ColdFusion (PC only)
Option C: Download a free 30-day trial from http://www.adobe.com
Note that you will need to have access to the Flash 8 software in order to complete the work for this class.

Department

This course was created by faculty at the Department of Instructional Technology and Learning Sciences at Utah State University , contact us to find out more about our degree programs.

Citation: Walker, A., admin. (2008, May 20). Flash. Retrieved January 07, 2011, from Free Online Course Materials — USU OpenCourseWare Web site: http://ocw.usu.edu/instructional-technology-learning-sciences/flash.html.
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