Bachelor TR-NQF-HE: Level 6 QF-EHEA: First Cycle EQF-LLL: Level 6

Course Introduction and Application Information

Course Code Course Name Semester Theoretical Practical Credit ECTS
CET4051 Special Topics in Instructional Technologies I Fall 3 0 3 6
This catalog is for information purposes. Course status is determined by the relevant department at the beginning of semester.

Basic information

Language of instruction: English
Type of course: Non-Departmental Elective
Course Level: Bachelor’s Degree (First Cycle)
Mode of Delivery: Face to face
Course Coordinator : Dr. Öğr. Üyesi YAVUZ SAMUR
Course Lecturer(s): Instructor BARIŞ ERDOĞAN
Recommended Optional Program Components: None
Course Objectives: In this course you will engage in the entire process of developing instructional video programs, from concept to finished project.

Learning Outcomes

The students who have succeeded in this course;
1. develop a comprehensive understanding of the video production process aligned with instructional principles.
2. develop a comprehensive understanding of the mechanics associated with the operation of a video camera.
3. become fluent in using high-end postproduction tools such as Adobe Premiere Pro.
4. successfully deal with the needs of a real-world client in conducting a client video project.

Course Content

Tasks in the process include message definition, treatment development, scriptwriting, storyboarding, production, post-production editing, evaluation, the operation of digital video cameras, production personnel, medium requirements, lighting, and sound.

Weekly Detailed Course Contents

Week Subject Related Preparation
1) Course Overview • Review of Syllabus • Introduction to Premiere • Introduction to digital video cameras Studio Overview
2) Production Process/Conceptualization of Storyline • The Production Process • The Production Team: Who Does What When? • Image Formation and Digital Video Instructional videos Premiere demonstration Studio Equipment
3) One minute video pre-planning Storyboard • Storyboard formats and examples • Storyboarding & Scriptwriting Activity Premiere demonstration • Workspace and Sequencing Light (Theoretical)
4) Premiere demonstration • Shooting and Capturing • Looking Through the Viewfinder Light setup activity
5) Premiere demonstration • Framing and Composition • Using Editing tools Sound Technics
6) Graphics and Effects Premiere demonstration • Editing Audio Sound Production
7) Review
8) Linear and Nonlinear Editing
• Linear/Nonlinear Editing
• Off-line/on-line editing

Premiere demonstration
• Adding effects

Operating the camera - I
• Arranging environment & Shooting
• Tips for effective shooting
9) Operating the camera - II • Arranging environment & Shooting • Tips for effective shooting
10) Editing Principles • Major Client Project Preplanning • Idea generation • Storyboarding Premiere demonstration • Adding effects Post-production through the stage direction
11) Video Recording/Major Client Video Storyboarding Individual Work
12) Conversion/Exporting • Storing videos • Conversion/CD/DVD/Tapes • Interactive Video/Camtasia demo Premiere demonstration • Exporting and Delivery issues
13) Main Client Video Editing
14) Final Projects Presentations


Course Notes / Textbooks: o Zettl, H. (2009). Video Basics 6. Available at the University Library and Google Books.

o Adobe (2010). Adobe Premiere Pro CS4 Classroom in a Book. Available at the University Library and Google Books.
References: None

Evaluation System

Semester Requirements Number of Activities Level of Contribution
Attendance 10 % 10
Application 5 % 5
Homework Assignments 2 % 20
Project 2 % 65
Total % 100
Total % 100

ECTS / Workload Table

Activities Number of Activities Duration (Hours) Workload
Course Hours 14 2 28
Application 14 1 14
Project 2 40 80
Homework Assignments 2 12 24
Total Workload 146

Contribution of Learning Outcomes to Programme Outcomes

No Effect 1 Lowest 2 Low 3 Average 4 High 5 Highest
Program Outcomes Level of Contribution
1) To be able to critically interpret and discuss the theories, the concepts, the traditions, and the developments in the history of thought which are fundamental for the field of new media, journalism and communication.
2) To be able to attain written, oral and visual knowledge about technical equipment and software used in the process of news and the content production in new media, and to be able to acquire effective abilities to use them on a professional level.
3) To be able to get information about the institutional agents and generally about the sector operating in the field of new media, journalism and communication, and to be able to critically evaluate them.
4) To be able to comprehend the reactions of the readers, the listeners, the audiences and the users to the changing roles of media environments, and to be able to provide and circulate an original contents for them and to predict future trends.
5) To be able to apprehend the basic theories, the concepts and the thoughts related to neighbouring fields of new media and journalism in a critical manner.
6) To be able to grasp global and technological changes in the field of communication, and the relations due to with their effects on the local agents.
7) To be able to develop skills on gathering necessary data by using scientific methods, analyzing and circulating them in order to produce content.
8) To be able to develop acquired knowledge, skills and competence upon social aims by being legally and ethically responsible for a lifetime, and to be able to use them in order to provide social benefit.
9) To be able to operate collaborative projects with national/international colleagues in the field of new media, journalism and communication.
10) To be able to improve skills on creating works in various formats and which are qualified to be published on the prestigious national and international channels.