INTM 4620.01 Senior Overview
School of Communications
Dept. of Electronic & Photographic Media
Th 9 a.m.–noon
16 January–8 May 2014
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Instructor: Scott Granneman
- Adjunct Professor
- Washington University in St. Louis
- Webster University
- Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
- Professional Education Technology & Leadership Center
- Oasis Digital
- Don’t Click on the Blue E!: Switching to Firefox (O’Reilly: 2005)
- Hacking Knoppix (Wiley & Sons: 2005)
- Linux Phrasebook (Pearson: 2006)
- Podcasting with Audacity: Creating a Podcast with Free Audio Software (Prentice Hall: 2007)
- Google Apps Deciphered: Compute in the Cloud to Streamline Your Desktop (Prentice Hall: 2008)
- Mac OS X Snow Leopard for Power Users: Advanced Capabilities and Techniques (Apress: 2010)
- Linux Phrasebook (Second Edition) (Pearson: 2015)
- Contributor, Ubuntu Hacks (O’Reilly: 2006) & Microsoft Vista for IT Security Professionals (Syngress: 2007)
- Former columnist for SecurityFocus & Linux Magazine
- Former professional blogger for The Open Source Weblog
- Full list of publications
- Business Owner
- Principal, WebSanity
- Contact Info
- Mobile: 314-780-0489 (feel free to text, but please identify yourself)
- Blog: Chainsaw on a Tire Swing
- Twitter: @scottgranneman
You can also read my full CV.
Students are required to demonstrate their proficiency in interactive media production. Projects may take the form of a portfolio website, a client-driven website, a custom web-based application, an interactive educational experience or a web-based game.
Prerequisites: Senior Standing, INTM3300, INTM3100
What You're Going to Learn
Basically, to prepare you to work on interactive digital media once you leave school.
- The student will come out of the class with an enhanced knowledge and experience in a chosen area of interactive media.
- Students will gain experience in proposal writing, preparation of planning documents, posting work in progress, & receiving feedback online.
- Students must manage time, set- up appointments, request feedback, & self-critique.
All work must be completed by Thursday, May 8, 2014.
Your grade will be based on the following factors:
- 80 hours of documented professional work in the field of interactive digital media. Keep in mind that 80 is the minimum, & you should definitely try to go beyond that. All hours must be itemized by date, project, & task (I will provide you with a sample timesheet). I will direct your professional work & gear it towards building skills in your area of interest.
- Completed portfolio & resume.
- Additional work. Students may receive additional assignments throughout the semester.
- Meetings. Students will meet with instructor at least six times throughout the semester.
Make sure you:
- File your papers on time
- See your advisor to make sure you have enough credits to graduate
Grades will be based on an average of the above as follows:
The Undergraduate Catalog provides these guidelines & grading options:
- A, A-
- Superior work in the opinion of the instructor
- B+, B, B-
- Good work in the opinion of the instructor
- C+, C, C-
- Satisfactory work in the opinion of the instructor
- D+, D
- Passing, but less than satisfactory work in the opinion of the instructor
- Incomplete work in the opinion of the instructor. If an Incomplete grade is submitted by the instructor, the student & the instructor must have an agreed upon deadline for completion of the required work
- An incomplete which was not completed within one year of the end of the course. All Incompletes should be completed within a much shorter period of time before the automatic ZF is entered on the student’s transcript. This grade of F cannot be undone.
- Unsatisfactory work in the opinion of the instructor
- Withdrawal from the course
Accommodation of disabilities
Webster University is committed to providing accommodations and/or services to students with documented disabilities. If you have registered as a student with a documented disability and are entitled to classroom or testing accommodations, please inform me at the beginning of the course.
Drops and Withdrawals
The Drop/Add & Withdrawal dates are listed each semester on the University website, in the University catalog, & in the Course Description book. If the course is dropped within the Drop/Add period, no notation of the course will appear on the student’s transcript. Withdrawals that take place after the published Drop date will result in the dreaded “W” appearing on the student’s transcript.
Some random student assignments or projects may be retained by the School of Communications for the purpose of academic assessment as it relates to student learning outcomes. In those cases, the student’s name and all identifying information about the student will be removed from the assignment or project.
This course will follow Webster University’s policies concerning academic dishonesty. Academic dishonesty will result in failure for the assignment in question & referral to the appropriate individuals, who have discretion to impose a stricter penalty.
While academic dishonesty includes cheating on exams and quizzes, it also includes plagiarism in written assignments. Plagiarism is not only passing off someone else’s work as your own, but also giving your work to someone else to pass off as their own. It also includes submitting work from another course. While I strongly encourage you to discuss your work with each other in and out of class, and while you may research issues together, your work should be your own.
Any papers you submit must be your work alone, and must include citations to all references in your work. Please include the URL, or Web address, for articles and resources found on the Internet.
If you have any questions about academic integrity, please bring them to me before you do anything that may jeopardize your grades, your education, & your future!
I have no problem with students using a laptop, tablet, or smartphone during class for academic purposes; in fact, I would do the same thing. However, please do not use your personal device (or the computer on your desk) during class to conduct personal business such as Facebook, email, or IMing. This reduces your concentration & participation and distracts others around you. Repeated distractions will reduce your grade for the course. Please do what you need to do to keep cell phone distractions at a minimum.