Online Project Development: Part 1

Course Overview

Online Project Development: Part 1
Self-Directed Course
Time Estimate:
This course takes about an hour to complete.

About Self-Directed Courses

In a self-directed course, you can start and stop whenever you like, progressing entirely at your own pace and going back as many times as you want to review the material.

This course deconstructs four successful online projects that were finalists for the 2003 Online Journalism Awards.
It takes you through the five steps of the multimedia production process for each one in specific detail.
The course also provides a link to the ONA Web site for more resources. At the end of the course you will know how to apply the five steps—plan, report, produce, market, assess—to tell stories in a digital environment.

What Will I Learn:

Upon completing this course, you will be able to:

  • Demonstrate an understanding of what it takes to produce a successful Web project.
  • Identify and describe the five steps of a multimedia production.
  • Apply the five steps of a multimedia production to your own projects.
Training Partner:

Online News Association

The Online News Association is the world's largest association of online journalists, with more than 1,700 members. ONA's mission is to inspire innovation and excellence among journalists to better serve the public.

Technical Requirements:

For this course you will need to have at least version 7.0 of the Flash plugin installed. For the best experience, we suggest that:

  • PC users use Internet Explorer or Netscape/Mozilla/Firefox
  • Mac users use Netscape/Mozilla/Firefox or Safari
  • you set your monitor resolution to 1024 x 768 or higher
  • you use a high speed connection