Tag: Multimedia

The more things change…use of media in the classroom.

Filed in In the Classroom, Tips for Teaching with Technology by on November 6, 2013 0 Comments

This term I am taking a course that covers the history of educational technology.  You may hear more from me on the topic!  One of the themes that keeps striking me repeatedly is the pattern we have suffered in this field.  The challenges I face in my role today, such as a lack of a […]

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Examples of Media in Education: Shaping Curriculum

Filed in In the Classroom, Miscellaneous, Multimedia by on May 3, 2012 0 Comments
Examples of Media in Education: Shaping Curriculum

A few years ago, I worked with a professor to plan an interactive media component to help students with the concepts of a chemistry lab that spanned several weeks and several experiments. The professor found that students were having a hard time figuring out which data to use in what way when they reached the final experiment.

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Motivation and the medium

Filed in In the Classroom, Multimedia by on February 29, 2012 0 Comments

In the book “Distance Education: A Systems View”, authors Michael Moore and Greg Kearsley discuss the various ways to deliver instruction. One statement that particularly resonated with me was the idea that “Motivation is a more critical variable than the medium…” The variety of instructional tools that are present today can provide both instructors and […]

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Creating Accessible Presentations

WPI has a new Director of Disability Services starting on Monday, May 2nd and in honor of our new colleague, I thought I would do a post on designing accessible presentations. First, let’s introduce and warmly welcome Aaron Ferguson!  Aaron comes to WPI from Springfield College where he served as the First-Year Success Coordinator.   You may […]

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Tools we use – Screen Captures

Tools we use – Screen Captures

Have you ever found yourself writing an email (or a blog post!) and wished you could just show what you mean instead of having to try to describe it? We often find that being able to quickly capture what’s happening on a computer screen is invaluable for saving time and communicating more clearly. There are […]

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Creating a Multimedia Project: Some helpful thoughts

Filed in How-to, Multimedia by on March 29, 2010 0 Comments

Every project begins with an idea. It might be some thought you’d like to express, a topic you want to explain, an answer to a “What if” question… But once you’ve written it down and planned out what form it might take, it’s time to think about actually making it!

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Planning a Successful Multimedia Project (In 6 Easy Steps!)

Filed in How-to, Multimedia by on March 9, 2010 0 Comments
Planning a Successful Multimedia Project (In 6 Easy Steps!)

Have you ever considered working on a multimedia project, but didn’t know where to get started? Or how to know when to finish? Here’s some tips for how to go about planning an effective project.

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Digital Video Formats…and You.

Filed in Miscellaneous, Multimedia, Useful Tools by on November 13, 2009 0 Comments

There are about as many different digital video formats on the market today as there are video cameras, and in the spirit of market competition, nothing ever seems to work well with anything else. What is a would-be video editor to do? This post provides information about the format pitfalls to avoid and recommends some […]

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