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Technology Plan 2004-2007

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MultiMedia

Description
Multimedia is currently offering courses in several different buildings and across two divisions. New computers and software will need to be identified and purchased to equip the Multimedia Lab in the new Digital Arts building when it is completed.
 
Curriculum Impact
Computer hardware and software will be needed to implement new courses as they are approved. The new Digital Arts building will allow the development of new curriculum strands in Digital Multimedia.
 
 
Approximate Number of Students Served
Approximately 200 students are currently enrolled in courses within the Multimedia Program. This includes courses in Music, Media Communication, Art and CSIS.
 
 
Support Impact
Some level of support will be needed for the new Digital Arts building.

Year 1 (2004-2005)

Objective
Identify equipment and software that will be needed for the Multimedia Lab in the Digital Arts Building.
 
Action to Meet Objective
Complete list of needed equipment.

Year 2 (2005-2006)

Objective
Update equipment list to stay current with technological advances.
 
Action to Meet Objective
Meet with Multimedia Team to develop updated list.

Year 3 (2006-2007)

Objective
Obtain new equipment to install in the Multimedia Lab in the Digital Arts building.
 
Action to Meet Objective
Purchase computers, scanners, projectors, audio system and multimedia software.
 
Purchase and install:
 
One (1) Macintosh Server - G-5 with server software to facilitate 35 + stations
Note: The cost of Airport Extreme and the individual internal devices for each computer is considerably cheaper and can be secured and reconfigured on an as needed basis.
 
One (1) Macintosh Powerbook G5 17” SuperDrive 1.33GHz, 1 GB DDR333 SDRAM, 80GB Ultra ATA/100 hard drive, ATI mobility Radeon 9600 (64 MB DDR) for use as the Teacher’s Station and for its portability to individual student’s desks for demo.
 
Thirty (30) Power Mac G5 Dual 2GHz SuperDrive, 1 GB DDR400 SDRAM, 160 GB Serial ATA hard drive, ATI Radeon 9800 Pro, Mac OS X.
 
Thirty (30) 20” Apple Cinema Display flat display monitor.
 
31 versions (or site licenses) of Director, Flash, Fireworks, Logic, Peak,     DVD Pro II.
 
Upgrades for 35 sites - Adobe Creative Suite which includes latest version Photoshop.
 
Nikon Coolscan 5000 ED ( 35 mm film/4000 optical dpi /16 bit).
 
Epson Scanner 1600 Pro series - flatbed reflective and large film format - 48 bit.
 
Three (3) Video Projectors - EIKI and projection screen for use with Powerbook presentations.
 
Technical and Personnel Assistance will be required on site in the new Digital Arts Building not only for Photography’s 30 station Mac Lab, but for the 30 station lab in Digital Media, the 30 station lab in Digital Multimedia as well as units in use by Media Comm. The hiring of a full-time Technician to be on the premises for immediate assistance is mandatory for the success of all programs and daily operations within the new Digital Arts Building.
  

 


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