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Standards Framework

for Virginia Design, Multimedia, and Web


Standards in this Framework

Standard Description
39 Compare word processing, graphic design, multimedia creation, and web page creation.
40 Evaluate operating systems and hardware for compatibility with common software applications.
41 Evaluate software used in graphic design, multimedia creation, and web page creation.
42 Use technical support to resolve problems encountered during the creation of digital projects.
43 Apply appropriate method to back up files.
44 Identify project-management components.
45 Plan an effective design for a project.
46 Apply principles of design, layout, and typography appropriate for a project.
47 Enhance appearance of a project.
48 Create original content for a digitally designed project.
49 Demonstrate proofing skills through use of online tools and individual critiquing to check for format, style, correctness, and clarity.
50 Import text, graphics, tables, and charts for use in a print or graphic design project.
51 Use time-saving features of print and/or graphic design programs.
52 Create documents utilizing a variety of layouts including multiple columns, pages, and element positions.
53 Create a variety of print materials.
54 Create a document in a format appropriate for electronic distribution.
55 Convert a print document to digital format through scanning.
56 Critique a project to determine whether it meets the designated guidelines.
57 Identify the components of an effective multimedia project.
58 Create a multimedia project.
59 Use master slides, templates, and/or themes.
60 Create an object, using graphic design software.
61 Incorporate charts, graphs, and/or tables into a multimedia project.
62 Enhance a multimedia project with advanced features.
63 Incorporate elements from other sources into a multimedia project.
64 Edit a multimedia project.
65 Create handouts and/or other visuals for a multimedia presentation.
66 Deliver a multimedia presentation.
67 Critique a multimedia presentation to determine whether it meets the designated guidelines.
68 Evaluate the methods of creating websites.
69 Apply structural requirements (information architecture) for development of a website.
70 Create a website, using design software or a programming language.
71 Apply website design features.
72 Create hyperlinks.
73 Proofread and edit a website.
74 Test a website.
75 Explain or demonstrate publishing, updating, and maintaining a website.
76 Describe methods and tools used in digital marketing.
77 Compare content management systems commonly used in the business world.
78 Explore security issues related to computer and Internet technology.
79 Describe copyright issues and laws related to creating graphic design, multimedia, and website design projects.
80 Identify situations in which use of elements in projects is legal but may be unethical/inappropriate.
81 Describe licensing agreements associated with software usage.
82 Describe the process and requirements for obtaining industry certifications related to the Design, Multimedia, and Web Technologies course.
83 Identify testing skills/strategies for a certification examination.
84 Demonstrate ability to successfully complete selected practice examinations (e.g., practice questions similar to those on certification exams).
85 Successfully complete an industry certification examination representative of skills learned in this course (e.g., MOS, IC3, NOCTI).
86 Explore careers in the graphic design, multimedia, and website design fields.
87 Investigate uses of graphic design, multimedia, and web technologies in business and industry.
88 Investigate new and emerging trends in design, multimedia, and web technologies, including digital technologies.
89 Create or update a résumé.
90 Create a professional, electronic portfolio.
91 Describe basic employment activities.
92 Identify potential employment barriers for nontraditional groups and ways to overcome the barriers.