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Using Multimedia to Develop Understanding  (2 credits)

Provider: Maryland PBS TeacherLine
Credit: 2 MSDE Continuing Professional Development credits #06-66-08
You will receive a credit form from MPT after successful completion of the course.

Graduate credit options available from participating universities for an additional fee. Payment for graduate credit is made in a second payment directly to the university during the course. Adams State University fee $158 for 2 graduate credits.


Course Description:
Help students in all grades use multimedia tools to demonstrate their authentic understanding of a subject. This course shows how Bloom's Taxonomy can help guide your assessment of a project's promotion of higher-level thinking skills. Learn to instill a strong understanding of content while promoting critical-thinking skills. Develop a project that integrates the use of multimedia in class assignments.

Course Refund Policy



Fee: $100
Additional fee for graduate credit

Garrett County Teachers: Price is set at $100. There is no need to use your discount code.


* Optional graduate credit can be paid during the course. Discounts do not apply to graduate credit.



Course Refund Policy




Fee:  $100
Course Format:  Facilitated
Grade Level:  1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, Early Childhood
Subject/Topic:  Educational Technology, Professional Development
Certificate Options: 
Type of Credit or Clock Hours:  MSDE Professional Development Credit
Duration:  6 weeks
Estimated # of Hours of Work each week:  5
Syllabus:  Using Multimedia to Develop Understanding syllabus   
Contact Info:

Jennifer Pleszkoch teacherline@mpt.org


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Pre - Requisites:

To complete a course successfully, it is important for participants to be comfortable working online. Access to the Internet at home is required. Each participant should have a working understanding of e-mail and the Internet. It is necessary to have an e-mail address for communication and word processing and printing capabilities. Some knowledge of virtual communities, either in the form of online bulletin board use, listserv subscriptions, or synchronous chatting, is helpful, but not required. Also, many participants have achieved success by registering and working through a course with others at their local school. Participants are requested to complete the Practice Learning Online Course.



Required Text:


Technical Requirements:

It is recommended that participants have access to the following hardware to complete this module:

For Windows computers:
(Minimum requirements)

  • 200MHz Intel Pentium processor or equivalent
  • 32MB of RAM
  • 28.8Kpbs modem
  • 16-bit sound card and speakers
  • 65,000-color video display card (video)
  • Windows 98 or Windows NT 4. 0 with Service Pack 5
  • IE 5.0 and above with Java enabled or Netscape 4.0 through 4.7
  • QuickTime
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader 5.0
  • Macromedia Shockwave and Flashplayers

(Optimal Specifications)

  • 237 MHz Intel Pentium processor or better
  • 64MB or more of RAM
  • 56.6Kbps or better modem
  • 16-bit Sound card and speakers
  • 65,000-color or better video display card
  • Windows 98 or Windows NT 4.0 with Service Pack 5
  • IE 5.0 and above with Java enabled or Netscape 4.0 through 4.7
  • RealPlayer G2 through RealPlayer 7.0
  • QuickTime
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader 5.0
  • Macromedia Shockwave and Flashplayers

For Macintosh computers:
(Minimum requirements)

  • Mac OS 8.1 or later
  • 32 MB RAM
  • Virtual Memory turned on, set to 64MB
  • 604 PowerPC (200 MHz or better)
  • 28.8Kpbs modem Internet connection
  • Browser support: IE 5.0 or later or Netscape 4.05 or later
    (Netscape 6.0 not supported at this time)
  • RealPlayer G2 and RealPlayer 8
  • QuickTime
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader 5.0
  • Macromedia Shockwave and Flashplayers

(Optimal Specifications)

  • Mac OS 8.5 or later
  • 64MB RAM or more
  • Virtual Memory turned on, set to 128MB
  • G3 233 (or faster) PowerPC
  • 56.6Kbps or better Internet connection (both audio and video)
  • Browser support: IE 5.0 or later or Netscape 4.05 or later
    (Netscape 6.0 not supported at this time)
  • RealPlayer G2 and RealPlayer 8
  • QuickTime
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader 5.0
  • Macromedia Shockwave and Flashplayers

Directions and links for all necessary plug-ins can be attained free of charge from PBS TeacherLine site by going to
http://teacherline.pbs.org/teacherline/modules/modules.cfm and clicking the Check Your Computer link on the on the left-hand side of the page. If necessary, facilitators are available, remotely, to assist the participants in setting-up their computers.