Educators interested in developing interactive, web-based learning materials have an exciting and powerful tool in Adobe's Flash Professional programming environment. Many websites use Flash applets to facilitate multimedia effects and user interactions. However, most books on Flash development are not written with educational applications in mind.
This workshop offers face-to-face training for educators in the form of demonstrations, computer lab sessions, and supervised projects. Participants will learn how to manage basic user interactions such as text input and output, mouse clicks, and dragging objects on the screen. These interactions will be presented in the context of examples, which will focus on calculus and discrete mathematics instruction. Participants will also develop learning objects for an area of mathematics in which they have special interest, and these projects will then be shared at the end of the week as both presentations and additional resources for the other participants.
Workshop fees cover room and board on the campus of the University of Rhode Island, just minutes from the beach, and each participant will receive a copy of Flash Professional (a $250 value) so that development can continue after the workshop is over.
For more information, please visit the workshop webpage at http://www.ship.edu/~deensl/prep2007/.