Texas A&M University-Commerce

Department of Secondary and Higher Education

ETEC 581 – Digital Video & Audio Production and Applications for Instructional Settings



Course Description

            This course is concerned with digitizing video and audio for use in multimedia and web applications.  Emphasis is on advanced knowledge and skills for digital video/audio production, compression, and digitizing from traditional media.

Prerequisite:  ETEC 562 (Introduction to Instructional Media) or permission of the instructor.


Term:           Fall 2002                                 Credits:          3 hours
Section:         001                                         Call Number: 10681

Day:                Wednesday                           Time:              4:30pm – 7:10pm

Location:        Commerce Campus – Education South, Rm. 125 (ETEC Advanced Lab)


Instructor:     Dr. Jason Lee Davis

Office:             Education North – Room 114

Phone:            903-886-5598                       FAX:               903-886-5603

E-mail:            Jason.Davis@tamuc.edu

URL:               http://faculty.tamuc.edu/jdavis/

Office hours:  See website for current instructor schedule.  Other times by appointment.



Lozano, J. (1997) Multimedia: sound and video. Indianapolis, IN: QUE E&T/Macmillan.


Course Goals and Objectives

            Upon completion to this course, the learner should be able to…


1.      demonstrate an understanding of the crucial role played by sound, sound editing, and sound delivery in multimedia applications.

2.      define the different components of sound and sound recording equipment.

3.      understand the basic steps required to process and record sound for multimedia applications.

4.      recognize and use different sound file formats.

5.      demonstrate an understanding of video editing, delivery, and how video is employed in multimedia applications.

6.      understand the basic steps required to record video for multimedia applications.

7.      input and utilize video in multimedia applications.


Requirements and Assignments

Audio Project:  Each student is required to create an individual audio project dealing with an educational theme.  The details of the project will be discussed in class.

Video Project:  Each student is required to create an individual video project dealing with an educational theme.  The details of the project will be discussed in class.

Multimedia Project:  Students will be required to participate as a member of a project development team to produce a multimedia presentation dealing with an educational theme.  The theme of the project must be pre-approved by the instructor.  The details of the project will be discussed in class.

Project Presentations:  Each student is required to present individual audio and video projects to the class.  Multimedia projects will be presented to the class by the project development team.

Critiques:  Each student will write a one page critique on each presentation identifying strengths and weaknesses in the project.  The critiques will be provided to the presenter following inspection by the instructor.  Required content of the critique will be discussed in class.

Assignments MUST be submitted by due date.  Assignments will NOT be accepted after the due date.  Full credit cannot be earned by incomplete assignments.


Evaluation and Grading

            Audio Project:                        25%                            A         90-100%

Video Project:                       25%                            B         80-89%

Multimedia Project:               25%                            C         70-79%

Project Presentations:          15%                            D         60-69%

Critiques:                               10%                            F          59% or less



            Regular class attendance is very important.  Class participation requires that students be present.  Class discussions and group activities that take place during class cannot be made up.  If you do miss a class, it is your responsibility to notify the instructor in advance, to contact class members to find out what occurred in that class and to make up that work, and then to check with your instructor for any additional assignments.  For computer work, it is your responsibility to check for compatibility if you wish to use computers other than those provided in the lab.  If you have any questions, contact your instructor.  No make-up exams will be given.


Accommodations for Disabilities

            Students requesting accommodations for disabilities must go through the Academic Support Committee.  For more information, please contact the Director of Disability Resources & Services, Halladay Student Services Bldg., Room 303D, 903-886-5835.


Student Conduct

            All students enrolled at the University shall follow the tenets of common decency and acceptable behavior conductive to a positive learning environment  (see Student’s Guide Handbook, Policies and Procedures, Conduct).


Additional References


International workshop on network and operating systems support for digital audio and video: NOSSDAV.  Proceedings of the … International workshop on network and operating systems support for digital audio and video. New York, NY: AMC Press. [Internet Holding] [On-line] Available: http://www.acm.org/pubs/contents/procedings/series/nossdav/


Luther, A.C. (1997) Principles of digital audio and video. Boston, MA:  Artech House.



Rev. 08/24/2002