Spring 2015

Multimedia Courseware Design Proposal

Heather Arenth
Boise State University

Multimedia Courseware Design Proposal
Name of Developer: Heather Arenth

Date: March 16, 2015

1. Overview
Program Title: Violence exposure: Big impact, lasting effects
Grade or Age Level: Adults
Major Goal: To help learners gain knowledge of the impact violence exposure has on children and
possible response social, mental, and behavioral exhibited by children.
Amount of Time to Learn the Content: 3-4 hours
System Requirements: Microsoft Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, or Windows 8, Mac OS
X v10.6 or later, 512MB RAM, 128MB of graphics memory, DSL/Cable/Wireless modem, Flash player
13.0, audio card, and speaker.

2. Program Description
Characteristics of Target Learners: Learners for this module consist of adults ages 18 and older who
work in some capacity with children. These can be teachers, child care staff, social workers, in home
visitors, head start staff, etc. With regards to previous knowledge, learners will have knowledge of child
development as well as typical behaviors to expect at various ages. Learners will also have a basic
understanding of the forms of violence against children (i.e. physical abuse, emotional/verbal abuse,
sexual abuse, and neglect). Due to frequent use of computers and other mobile technologies
(smartphones, tablets, etc.) in their professional and personal lives, learners will be very familiar with
various aspects of computer use (working with a word processor, navigating web pages, searching
internet, controlling volume of speakers, connecting to networks, etc.) and be able to independently use
a computer.
Instructional objectives:
1. Learners will recognize ways children are exposed to violence.
2. Learners will classify 4 types of violence exposure in terms of how much and the quantity of
children affected.
3. Learners will describe how to meet developmental needs of children exposed to violence.
4. Learners will identify risk factors that can contribute to the development of
unexpected/inappropriate behaviors in children.
5. Learners will illustrate knowledge of behavioral, mental, and social responses associated with
violence exposure.
6. Learners will assess a case study and formulate resolutions to help support the child exposed to
violence.

3. Flowchart

4. Storyboard
Unit Title: Violence and Children

File Name: finalproject_heatherarenth

Page: 1 of 16

Screen Description: This page is
meant to introduce the lesson and will
serve as a way to show learners
environments in which children are
exposed to violence.

Lesson Title: Violence exposure: Big

impact, lasting effects

Text Outline: Text will pop up in
succession from left to right on the
video which is located on the right
Title of the tutorial will be added in
the area indicated by the word Title
Informational text about the tutorial
and violence will be added to the
“informational text” box

Frame #: T1
Date: March 16, 2015

Continue button will start the tutorial.

Content is organized in “thought bubbles” to help learners make a connection to
the point that exposure to violence can linger in the minds and thoughts of
children throughout the day, at any time of the day, during routine activities.

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Unit Title: Violence and Children

File Name: finalproject_heatherarenth

Text Outline:

Page: 2 of 16

Screen Description: This screen
serves as the main menu for the
tutorial. Here learners will navigate
through the content by accessing the
buttons listed on the page.

Instructional/informational text will
be added to the text box. This will
contain directions to using the menu,
more detail about the tutorial, and
short introductions to the information
contained in the buttons.

Lesson Title: Violence exposure: Big

impact, lasting effects
Frame #: D1
Date: March 16, 2015

As the user hovers over each button,
text labels will appear below the box
image.

Content is organized in a manner to allow learners to navigate freely through
the tutorial. There is no set order besides the learning activity which has been
isolated and situated at the bottom of the page.

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Unit Title: Violence and Children

File Name: finalproject_heatherarenth

Text Outline:

Page: 3 of 16

Screen Description: Through Our
Eyes is a video created by the Office
for Victims of Crime and accessed
through YouTube. This video
provides views first-hand narratives
from victims of violence of how
exposure to violence impacted them
as a child and adult. The video will
help learners make connections to
violence and its consequences.

A title was added to list the name of
the video being used.

Lesson Title: Violence exposure: Big

impact, lasting effects
Frame #: G2
Date: March 16, 2015

The X button is added so that users
can close out the video upon
completion. This button will bring
one back to the menu page 2.

The video was used to allow learners to recognize ways children are exposed to
violence by illustrating the behavioral, mental, and social responses

associated with violence exposure.

Additional Notes: A button was added
below to link users to YouTube as a
reference.

Unit Title: Violence and Children

File Name: finalproject_heatherarenth

Text Outline:

Page: 4 of 16

Screen Description: Learners will be
formally introduced to the ways in
which children are exposed to
violence so they understand that
children can be witnesses, victims,
and aggressors.

The words witness, victim, and
aggressor will fade onto the screen
after an image depicting each pops on
to the screen. For example, an image
of child witness to violence will come
on screen then the word “Witness”
will fade in, then victim image and
word, and so on. Showing the image
prior to the word will help learners
have time visualize then connect the
word to the image.

Lesson Title: Violence exposure: Big

impact, lasting effects
Frame #: T2
Date: March 16, 2015

The phrase “ways children are
exposed to violence” and title will be
present on the screen as learners enter
the page.
The X button will allow users to close
out the page and bring one back to the
menu page 2.

The use of visuals and associated labels will help learners understand how
children are exposed to violence while recalling and connecting information
received from viewing the video on the previous page.

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Unit Title: Violence and Children

File Name: finalproject_heatherarenth

Text Outline:

Page: 5 of 16

Screen Description: This screen will
house information on the topic of the
Continuum of Violence. It will also
provide learners with instructions on
the activity that is attached with the
topic.

There will be an ample amount of
educational text as well as
instructions.

Lesson Title: Violence exposure: Big

impact, lasting effects
Frame #: D2

The button labled “Coninuum of
Violence Activty” will bring learners
to page 6.

Date: March 16, 2015
The X button will allow users to close
out the page and bring one back to the
menu page 2.

Content is housed on the crumpled paper to keep information organized and
easy for learners to read. Information provided will help learners understand
how violence exposure can impact children in terms of how much and the
quantity affected.

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Unit Title: Violence and Children

File Name: finalproject_heatherarenth

Text Outline:

Page: 6 of 16

Screen Description: At this point, the
“Continuum of Violence” activity is
allowing learners to use knowledge
from the previous pages to analyze
and determine where each of 4 text
boxes will go in the triangle diagram.

For the triangle:

Lesson Title: Violence exposure: Big

impact, lasting effects
Frame #: F1


Date: March 16, 2015

Left arrow contains the
phrase “How much children
are affected by violence”
Bottom double arrow
contains “Proportion of
children affected”

Text boxes to drag into 1 of 4 areas of
the triangle:



Entertainment violence and
violent toys in popular culture
Exposure to real world
violence shown in the media
Chronic exposure to violence
in home and community
Isolated traumatic direct
exposure to violence in home
and community

The boxes when incorrect will bounce
out of the triangle while correct drops
stay in the space.

The X button will allow users to close
out the page and bring one back to the
menu page 2.

Engagement in this exercise will allow learners to classify 4 types of violence
exposure in terms of how much and the quantity of children affected. The
activity will help them to understand that as the severity of violence exposure
increases the proportion of children impacted decreases but the impact is more
severe.

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Unit Title: Violence and Children

File Name: finalproject_heatherarenth

Text Outline:

Page: 7 of 16

Screen Description: The purpose of
this screen is to introduce learners to
risk factors associated with violence.

Information text will be added to
introduce the topic of risk factors and
the impact they have on children.

Lesson Title: Violence exposure: Big

impact, lasting effects
Frame #: D3
Date: March 16, 2015

Instructional text will discuss how to
navigate the page that is linked with
this screen.

The “Check out the risk factors”
button will take users to the page that
contains detailed information on risk
factors.
The X button will allow users to close
out the page and bring one back to the
menu page 2.

Content provided on this page will help learners begin to understand that there
are factors that can contribute to the formation of violent behaviors. Learners
will be briefly introduced to the risk factors that can contribute to the
development of unexpected/inappropriate behaviors in children.

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Unit Title: Violence and Children

File Name: finalproject_heatherarenth

Text Outline:

Page: 8 of 16

Screen Description: This page holds
the main content around the topic of
risk factors that can contribute to the
effects of violence on children. Areas
that are discussed consists of
individual, family, community, peer,
and societal risk factors. Learners will
be free to navigate the page via
buttons provided at the top which will
bring them to informational pages on
each risk factor.

The title screen consists of 6 buttons
that will bring learners to the screens
associated with them.

Lesson Title: Violence exposure: Big

impact, lasting effects
Frame #: T3
Date: March 16, 2015

Each of the five screens with
information on risk factors consists of
an image with informational text.
The X button will allow users to close
out the page and will bring one back
to the menu page 2.

This page will help learners identify risk factors that can contribute to the
development of unexpected behaviors in children.

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Unit Title: Violence and Children

File Name: finalproject_heatherarenth

Text Outline:

Page: 9 of 16

Screen Description: This screen will
house text information regarding the
topic of meeting developmental needs
and will provided instruction on how
to engage in the activity linked with
the page.

Informtaional text will give a brief
overiew of children’s developmental
needs and how violence can
undermine meeting these needs.

Lesson Title: Violence exposure: Big

impact, lasting effects
Frame #: D4
Date: March 16, 2015

Instructional information will provide
directions on how to engage in the
activity and its purpose.
The “Meeting Developmental Need
Activty” button will take users to the
activity on page 10.
The X button will allow users to close
out the page and will bring one back
to the menu page 2.

Information provided on this page will provide learners an overview and brief
description regarding children’s developmental needs as well as how violence
undermines meeting that need. The relevant information will help learners get
into the frame of mind to successfully engage in the activity linked with the
page.

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Unit Title: Violence and Children

File Name: finalproject_heatherarenth

Text Outline:

Page: 10 of 16

Screen Description: This page was
designed with the idea to provide
learners with a useable tip sheet on
how to meet the needs of children
exposed to violence. It is beneficial
not only to discuss the needs that to
be met but also how violence can
challenge meeting that need. This
will help learners to really think about
how they can meet the needs of the
child.

As you can see in the visual, the entire
left column will be visible when
learners enter the page. Interactivity is
added to the chart by having learners
click on the broken heart icon to reveal
text about the violence undermining
meeting the need as well as with the
opportunity for learners to input their
ideas to meet the needs of the child.

Lesson Title: Violence exposure: Big

impact, lasting effects
Frame #: F2
Date: March 16, 2015

Once users input text words of praise
will pop on and off of the screen.
The X button will allow users to close
out the page and will bring one back to
the menu page 2.

This page will provide learners with information regarding children’s
developmental needs as well as how violence undermines meeting that need.
The relevant information will help learners to successfully describe how to meet
developmental needs of children exposed to violence. The information provided
will also help learners during assessment of the case activity at the end of the
tutorial.
Unit Title: Violence and Children
File Name: finalproject_heatherarenth

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Page: 11 of 16

Information text will briefly talk
about children’s responses to violence
and the impact violence exposure can
have on them behaviorally, socially,
and mentally.

Lesson Title: Violence exposure: Big

impact, lasting effects
Frame #: D5
Date: March 16, 2015

Screen Description: The purpose of
this screen is to instroduce learners to
the concept that children can respond
to vioelcne in various ways and that
underlying things that can cause
troubling behaviors that can be seen
as more of an annoyance and
nuisance than a serious problem we
would expect to see with violence

Text Outline:

Instructional text will provided
directions on how to navigate the
linked page and its purpose.

exposure.

The “Responses to violence button”
will link users with a page that
provides more deteailed exampels of
responses to violence.
The X button will allow users to close
out the page and will bring one back
to the menu page 2.

Information provided on this screen will help learners begin to understand that
there are behavioral, mental, and social responses associated with violence
exposure and will provide brief material that will transition them to the more
detailed information that will be provided by the linked page.

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Unit Title: Violence and Children

File Name: finalproject_heatherarenth

Text Outline:

Page: 12 of 16

Screen Description: The purpose of
this is to help learners understand
underlying things that can cause
troubling behaviors that can be seen
as more of an annoyance but can
really be speaking to how one is
responding to violence exposure.

Learners will interact with this screen
by clicking on each of the three icons
which will reveal text as to what is
happening in the image (total of five)
on the screen.

Lesson Title: Violence exposure: Big

impact, lasting effects
Frame #: T4
Date: March 16, 2015

The text that will be visible on the
screen consists of:



“What we say”
“What we see”
“What is going on”
Title: Behavioral, Mental, and
Social Responses

The X button will allow users to close
out the page and will bring one back
to the menu page 2.

Information provided for this activity will help learners illustrate knowledge of
behavioral, mental, and social responses associated with violence exposure and
will provide material that will be used assess the case study and formulate
resolutions to help support the child exposed to violence.

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Unit Title: Violence and Children

File Name: finalproject_heatherarenth

Text Outline:

Page: 13 of 16

Screen Description: This screen is
intended to be the introduction page
to the case study and activity and will
provide learners with instructions and
lead in to the case study and activity.

Informational text will include a brief
overview of what was learned in the
tutorial and will introduce the
learning activity.

Lesson Title: Violence exposure: Big

impact, lasting effects

Instructional text will describe how to
navigate the case study page as well
as how to complete the activity.

Frame #: D6
Date: March 16, 2015

Interactivity with this page lies in the
use of multiple buttons:


Case study: will bring
learners to the case study
page 14.
Activity: opens up the activity
page 15
The X button will allow users
to close out the page and will
bring one back to the menu
page 2.

Organizing the content into two different buttons to access the activities was
chosen to keep the materials less cluttered and allow learners to have the option
to choose where they would like to start. For example, one might like to check
out the activity first to get an idea of what is expected while others would
choose to see the case study first then access the activity.

Note: Be sure to remind learners that
they will not be able to access
information within the tutorial as well
as the case study once they begin the
activity.

Unit Title: Violence and Children

File Name: finalproject_heatherarenth

Text Outline:

Page: 14 of 16

Screen Description: This screen will
expose learners with a short video
depicting behaviors that can be
exhibited in a classroom. The
vignette will provide learners will
background information on the child
with regards to violence exposure and
other family information.

Initially there will be minimal text on
the screen. The case vignette will fade
onto the screen and be supplied to
learners upon completion of the short
video.

Lesson Title: Violence exposure: Big

impact, lasting effects
Frame #: G2
Date: March 16, 2015

The X button will allow users to close
out the page and will bring one back
to the menu page 2.

The video and text information will supply learners the appropriate background
information to allow for them to successfully complete the case activity.
Learners will use the information to assess how they can to meet the
developmental needs of the child, identify risk factors discussed in the vignette,
illustrate knowledge of behavioral, mental, and social responses associated with
violence exposure, and use the information to formulate resolutions to help
support the child exposed to violence.

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Unit Title: Violence and Children

File Name: finalproject_heatherarenth

Text Outline:

Page: 15 of 16

Screen Description: This screen is
where learners will apply what they
have learned in the tutorial. They will
be asked to complete a “worksheet”
consisting of tasks and input areas to
add text and provide answers.

Minimal text was used for this page.
The notepaper will be clickable and
take learners to the case activity.
Clicking on the note paper which will
reveal the “worksheet” which will
consist of tasks and input areas to add
text to provide answers.

Lesson Title: Violence exposure: Big

impact, lasting effects
Frame #: F3
Date: March 16, 2015

Submit button will bring users to the
final page 14.

The activity will provide evidence to whether or not learners have met the
instructional goals. Learners will not only recognize ways the child is being
exposed to violence but will supply answers to questions and tasks that will
indicate their understanding of how to meet the developmental needs of the
child, identify risk factors, illustrate knowledge of behavioral, mental, and
social responses associated with the violence exposure, and formulate
resolutions to help support the child exposed to violence.

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Unit Title: Violence and Children

File Name: finalproject_heatherarenth

Text Outline:

Page: 16 of 16

Screen Description: The screen is
being used as a way to indicate
completion of the tutorial. The
intention is to animate the fireworks
and insert audio.

There are not educational purposes
for the text used. Just a self-esteem
booster!

Lesson Title: Violence exposure: Big

impact, lasting effects
Frame #: T5

Home button will bring them back to
the introductory/title page of the
tutorial.

Date: March 16, 2015

No learning goals are being met with this page.

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