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Element 5 - Education & Outreach
Project Manager: Jill Andrews - Caltech (formerly with SCEC)

Task 5.7 - Other Products:  Website, Reports, Database

Jill Andrews and John Marquis of SCEC will work on the following projects through June 2001. Marquis will be 95% FTE for CUREE during that period and will complete the following tasks:

1. CUREE Woodframe Website Education and Outreach Pages: Design and Content.

  • Element 5 web pages content development:

  • Style guide: work closely with CUREE on style and format so that it matches the other Elements' pages.

  • Review overall Woodframe site with Andrews; create multiple pages and links for Education and Outreach pages. Where appropriate, add graphics, digitized video footage, reports, publication lists, and PowerPoint slides. Add descriptive text on current Element 5 program (from Andrews' reports, PPT presentations, etc.)

  • Add links to on-line educational resources, curriculum materials, short courses.

  • Organize and index bibliographic data collected by Woodframe project managers. (existing materials for planned database: Bob R. and Darryl will find the collection of materials sent to CUREE last year by Andrews and Jim Russell. These will be handed off to John Marquis, along with G. G. Schierle's 2 big reports and any other Elements' materials. Marquis will create an index of all 5 Elements' publications.)

  • Move index buildings grid to CUREE database.

  • Add links to published materials lists / databases related to Woodframe Project.

  • Check online newsletters and make sure the PDF versions are all downloadable. Mount titles, tables of content, and brief description of each newsletter so viewers can decide which editions to download.

  • Link to video footage of shake test.

  • Create and link pages to KidZone / ShakeZone project, which is partially supported by the CUREE Woodframe Project.

  • Place phone calls to all subcontractors for Element 1: ask for video footage. (John Marquis can do this - ask for visuals for use on website / video program.) (Note: Hold off on this until CUREE finds what it collected. They will let us know which people need to send updated information and PPT presentations. Marquis will need the video footage protocols as described in the CUREE WF guidelines.)

  • All PPT presentations from September 2000 Testing Subs Meeting should be put on the website (use CD ROM provided by CUREE). Link to other Project Elements as appropriate. Link to all subcontractors' websites, with pictures included.

  • Woodframe Project photo and video archives support. Work with USC DEN and Project managers to create an online photo and video archive; create index for Woodframe website.

  • Acquire images on Wood Buildings for the website. (Reitherman's collection; Schierle's diagrams for other reports (3D line drawings); he can send students to construction sites who take photos that match the drawings; Gregg Brandow's collection; Ed Takahashi's collection; etc.) All images should be sent in formats compatible with, or in the format of, Extensis Portfolio.

  • Image archiving using Extensis Portfolio. Backlog in the low thousands (slides in different categories, waiting for scanning; these must be tagged using the Portfolio 4.0 software (by Extensis).


2. CUREE Woodframe Newsletter

  • Aid Jill Andrews in creating remaining newsletters: graphics design, photo enhancements as needed; coordinate with CUREE Web Master on Web-based formats for online access.

  • Newsletter content: web summaries


3. Design KidZone/ShakeZone Instructional Technology Storyline

  • Pre/Post Activities for Teachers and Students

  • Website: design concept for Exhibit virtual tour with links to Earth science and Engineering sites

  • On-site activities for self- or presenter-led programs

  • Merchandise

  • Links to the curriculum

  • Provide consultation on visuals to be used for displays

  • Manipulation of graphics for posters to accompany selected displays

  • Create map of local faults

  • Design computer-based "Flip book" of damage, photos, causes

Sample products:

  • Website with tour of exhibit: will include scanned materials for public use, which can be downloaded and printed; curricula and activities that accompany the exhibit; a virtual earthquake preparedness kit that can be downloaded and printed.
  • Kiosk / CD ROM / Video showing exhibit tour
  • Computer-based or CD ROM tour of shake table, with explanations by designers and builders
  • Design graphic display for shake table output ("I survived the ____ eq. of today")
  • Touch-sensitive area map with "stock" epicenters; child touches map and it generates epicenter of event near their home, along with intensity.
  • Earthquake Game (on CD / Computer / Touch screen?)

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