Multimedia technology surrounds us on computer screens, televisions, phones, and in public displays. It is used to persuade, delight, inform, and educate ... as well as to mislead or deceive. This course explores the ways web media are used to communicate and solve problems, preparing students to take advantage of a variety of tools at work or in a volunteer setting. It stresses four dimensions of multimedia: functionality, aesthetics, content, and usability. Students complete projects involving image editing, blogs, and sound editing. They also use the four dimensions as a framework to critically evaluate media.