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Task Discussion

  • karen   Nov. 14, 2011, 4:08 p.m.

    The ideas from this course have definitely made me totally rethink how I use multimedia and graphics. I think that my future work with this will be different in the future and more effective!

    I appreciate the concise videos that Steve made to summarize the reserach in this area, especially because I have to admit that I don't have the time right now to read all the research myself.

    I am also excited about sharing this info with others. I already have a webinar scheduled for Jan. at which I will share what I have learned.

    I hope that the course is offered again and that there are many more like it in the future.

  • Steve O'Connor   Nov. 13, 2011, 5:01 p.m.

    Creating this course led me to a deeper understanding of the research pertaining to multimedia and graphics in learning. Making the multimedia for the course forced me to reflect closely as I attempted to walk the walk by creating resources that reflected the ideas presented.

    While I have made hundreds of multimedia presentations for classroom use and several screencasts, creating multimedia videos with Keynote including audio was new to me. This has expanded my repertoire. 

    I'm going to explore more options for delivering these presentations with audio in the future as I am not yet satisfied with the user interface.

    I plan to make more multimedia for teacher PD to help busy teachers learn efficiently with dense and tightly focused resources.