COM 484 Web Design Portfolio
SPRING 2011 (Subject to Change)
Jan 18, 2011 - April 27, 2011 | COURSE OF STUDY
Date Topic Assignment  Additional Readings and Support Files
Week 1  (January 18-21)
Research Job Field  Assignment 1

Individual research and presentation 
Create a ten minute presentation that depicts the field that you want to ultimately want go into. 
The following elements are required: 

 

RUBRIC
Web-based presentation (an asynchronous website that can be linked to from another website)  10 pts
No less than 10 minutes  10 pts
Graphs, tables, et., to present data found  10 pts
Accurate data from credible source 10 pts
Site at least 2 articles from refereed journals to support some aspect of your findings 10 pts
Site via APA 6th edition  10 pts
Research findings should depict past, present, and future trends and job outlook via demographic  location, etc. 10 pts
Training required for success in this particular fled (Ex Education, certification, experience, etc). 10
Logical flow, clarity, delivery 10
Presentation layout and design 10
TOTAL  

 

McConnel Library 

Bureau of Labor Statistics 

U.S. Department of Labor

Occupation Information

ERIC

 

Week 2  (January 24-28) 
Jan 24
Last day for UG students to Add/Drop 

  Research/Develop Presentation   
Week 3  (January 31-February 04)

Feb 01Last day to Change P/F or Audit Options ALSO Census Date

Jan 31 Last day for UG to apply for Spring Graduation

  Present findings from assignment 1

Assignment 2
Conduct an individual research about ePortfolios. Start out with the history of portfolios before emergence of technology and media convergence and provide a past, present, and future analogy of the concept to include the technological breakthroughs. Provide examples and credible data supporting your ideas.     

Research on ePortfolios 
RUBRIC
Web-based presentation (an asynchronous website that can be linked to from another website)  10 pts
No less than 10 minutes  10 pts
Graphs, tables, et., to present data found  10 pts
Accurate data from credible source 10 pts
Site at least 2 articles from refereed journals to support some aspect of your findings 10 pts
Provide an insight to the merit and worth of ePortfolios from an employability perspective. How important are ePortfolios to employers? 10 pts
Research findings should depict past, present, and future trends (should be depicted in graphs, tables, etc., section). 10 pts
Provide some examples (can use links to actual examples and graphic depicting the idea of past physical ePortfolios) in education, industry, and government.  10
Logical flow, clarity, delivery, and depth of information.  10
Presentation layout and designSite (5pts) via APA 6th edition (5pts) 10
TOTAL  

 

*Send me a link/URL to your presentation   

 

 
Week 4 (February 07-11)
  Gather Research/Develop Presentation   
Week 5  (February 14-18)   Present Findings on ePortfolios. 

Assignment 3

Continue with your research but this time search for products that can support a rich ePortfolio environment (Moodle,   Administrators Plus, Mahara, iwebfolio, Career Locker, BlackBoard, etc).
Find some free resources and compare and contrast them with features of for profit resources. Also, think outside of the box and provide some alternative resources. 

Find at least 10 different resources to inform the class about and include all pro and con features and comparison information. Be sure to be able to depict the interfaces and a diagram of some sort that compare the capabilities and  features of product side by side.  
(Two people per group)

RUBRIC
Web-based presentation (an asynchronous website that can be linked to from another website)  20 pts
No less than 15 minutes  10 pts
Graphs, tables, et., to present data found  10 pts
Accurate data from credible source 10 pts
Site 10 resources 20 pts
Show the main interfaces 10 pts
Logical flow, clarity, delivery, and depth of information.  10 pts
Presentation layout and site design (5pts) via APA 6th edition (5pts) 10 pts
TOTAL  

 

 

 
Week 6 (February 21-25)   Research/Develop Presentation   
Week 7 (February 28-March 04)
March 02 Mid-Semester grades due by 10:00 a.m. (W)
  Present assignment 3

Assignment 4

Team up with a partner to create an ePortfolio example. This example should exemplify the research findings from assignment 2 and should be designed for a department or curriculum in a university setting or some professional area in industry, medicine, law enforcement, etc. Use the tools and resources from the assignment 2 and 3 research. 

RUBRIC
Interface Design aspects Aesthetically pleasing 15 pts
Usability  20 pts
Richness of information
(applicable links and navigation tree) - logical organization
20 pts
Should be accessibility via  a URL for the final stages and  Jump Drive for initial  class presentation and evaluation 10 pts
Bandwidth compliant. Site loads reasonably fast/timely manner  20 pts
Communication aspects. It needs to communicate clearly the purpose and goal of the interface and contents.   10 pts
Demonstrates characteristic and suggestions from the gathered research  5
TOTAL  


 

 
Week 8 (March 07-11)
SPRING BREAK SPRING BREAK SPRING BREAK
Week 9 (March 14-18)
  Research/Develop Product and  Presentation   
Week 10 (March 21-25)
(10/27/ registration for spring/summer classes begin)
 
RUBRIC
Interface Design aspects Aesthetically pleasing 15 pts
Usability  20 pts
Richness of information
(applicable links and navigation tree) - logical organization
20 pts
Should be accessibility via  a URL for the final stages and  Jump Drive for initial  class presentation and evaluation 10 pts
Bandwidth compliant. Site loads reasonably fast/timely manner  20 pts
Communication aspects. It needs to communicate clearly the purpose and goal of the interface and contents.   10 pts
Demonstrates characteristic and suggestions from the gathered research  5
TOTAL  
 

 

 
Week 11 (March 28-April 01)   From this point forward, using your meta-analysis of the existing research, and new found knowledge create (or modify/enhance) your personal ePortfolio. This will be your final project. It should exemplify the best qualities of your previous critiques in regards to interface design, usability, capabilities, communication message, and effectiveness.    
Week 12 (April 04-08)
Nov 16 Last day for University Withdraw (from all classes) with grade of "W"

 

  Final Project  
Week 13 (April 11-15)
April 12 Last day for Individual Class Withdraws (from One or More Classes-Not All Classes) with grade of "W"
  Final Project

 

 

Week 14 (April 18-22)   Final Project  
Week 15 (April 25-29)
Last day of classes April 29
*FINAL PROJECT DUE PRESENT FINAL PROJECT  
Week 16 (May 02-05)
Grades dues by 10AM 12/20/2010 Final Exams 12/13-16