I'm excited about the syllabus and content of this course.
I think I have fairly good skills in terms of technical preparation of multimedia and am very strong in terms of curriculum, but I have almost no knowledge in the research on how multimedia and graphics can most effectively be used to encourage learning. That is what I am hoping to gain here with you all.
As far as my project, I have two ideas. One is to take a couple PPTs I use often and improve them. Another is that I am working on a collaborative project to build a Moodle course on fractions (very preliminary at this point) that is a remix of an open textbook with multimedia. Applying the information in this course to that project would be a natural fit.
Btw, if anyone is interested in collaborting on this fraction unit, let me know. There are a few of us working on it, but we are just beginning. We're planning a Skype call about it for sometime next week.