Uttam Kokil


This thesis examines a new way to simplify online education and to simulate a real classroom situation. It explores how a graphic design class can be conducted online where the students from different geographical locations and faculty can interact instantaneously with the aid of video, chat and whiteboard. For the most part, the potential for Macromedia Flash Communication Server to deliver chat, whiteboard and video functionality are assessed. It is speculated that video images are slightly jerky among Modem users whereas sharp video images are obtained with high-speed Internet connection. The survey findings among the design students and faculty at R.I.T reveal the following: 75% agreed that the project can be Functional; 68% esteem the Esthetic value of the web site and 48% are in favor of its Usability features. The whole project is executed in Flash MX 2004, making use of User Interface Components and Communication Components.

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Flash (Computer file); Distance education--Computer-assisted instruction; Graphic arts--Study and teaching; Computer graphics; Educational technology--Evaluation

Publication Date


Document Type


Student Type


Degree Name

Visual Communication Design (MFA)

Department, Program, or Center

School of Art (CIAS)


Jim Ver Hague

Advisor/Committee Member

Chris Jackson

Advisor/Committee Member

Chin Loo Lama


Physical copy available from RIT's Wallace Library at LC5803.C65 K65 2004


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