I found the course to be okay. The content was very easy but the assignments were confusing. There were 4 assignments and a culminating task. The assignments were very bizzare. For the first one, you had to go out and observe something in five states and then write a short reflection paper. While this may sound easy, there were very strict guidelines (ex. no movement of camera, no interaction with what you're observing, etc.). For the second, you had to form a group and develop a multimedia tool (there were very specific guidelines for this too - ex. spend less than $20). You also had to create and maintain a blog as you developed the tool. My group's blog is here: https://trinodproject.wordpre ss.com/
. For the third assignment, you were given certain phrases and then had to use Photoshop to create a picture using just the letters that were in the phrase (this was really easy). For the fourth assignment, you had to use Processing (http://www.processing.org/
) to develop a simple interactive program. It was a bit difficult to learn the basics of the language, but after reading a few tutorials it was actually interesting.
For the culminating task, there were almost no guidelines. Basically, we were told to create a multimedia project that reflected our understanding of one (or more) of the topics in the course (what is multimedia, creativity is not just for artists, design, and interactivity). My project is here: http://journeythroughthe.net /
I don't know much about 1B03 other than people telling me that this course had no final exam (I don't know for sure though - that's just what I heard).