Multimedia Authoring with Authorware
Researchers: Angela Mizelle, Je'aime Powell, Jonathan Williams
Mentors: Jeff Wood, U.S. Coast Guard Base and Dr. Atalla, University of
The N.E.R.T. Multimedia Group explored the world of interactive presentations
through Authorware Software. First, the group learned Authorware basics by using
the Macromedia Authorware 4 Authorized Hands-On Training booklet. Once the
students had mastered the basic concept of Authorware, they then created their
own story boards for an original presentation. The students' presentation was
called, "Authorware: From Us to You." With this presentation, the students
explained what Authorware is and its educational value. The primary audience was
made up of fellow students who have not yet been exposed to this type of
multimedia software. Students in the multimedia group also learned how to insert
pictures, graphics, sounds and text into their original Authorware presentation.
A field trip to the local United States Coast Guard Base allowed students to view
several Authorware presentations created by staff at the USCG Media Center.
While at the USCG, the students received other ideas and suggestions from
Authorware users that enhanced the presentation. The second stage of this
project will involve providing support for an Interactive Multimedia Physics
Training Package under development by the University of Cairo, Egypt.
Egyptian PI will spend four weeks at ECSU to train with the team. Packages
generated will be used by the underclass physics majors at the Univeristy of