Lecture Video Using Lightboard
Online instructors with whom I work often find using voice-over-PowerPoint useful for lectures, and I then convert those PowerPoint files into HTML5. One instructor who had used this technology decided that he would prefer a more “organic” connection with students, and we alternatively used the “lightboard” concept.The instructor was quite pleased with the results and plans to use it again when the opportunity arises. View one of the lightboard videos we created, using the lightboard and edited and produced with Camtasia 9.
One of my tasks as an instructional designer at my workplace is to assist learners in a professional development course develop a media project that is then showcased at the end of the course. In Summer 2017, one of these learners, a professor in the applied engineering and technology area, wanted to create an online, interactive way to teach about acceptance sampling. We accomplished this by using video and an interactive sampling activity that I created in Adobe Captivate.
The Adobe Captivate design was extremely tedious, but I learned a great deal about the software in the process. View the interactive activity (and interact as well!). Admittedly, this is not fully accessible, as a mouse is required.
Lecture Video with Supplemental Imagery
Every instructor has his/her own strengths in teaching techniques. When I can recognize these strengths early in online course development, I attempt to help the instructor make the most of them. As I became acquainted with one instructor, I recognized his stellar ability to lecture with feeling and wit. Combining videos the instructor recorded in our on-campus studio with video effects similar to those I had seen in the Coursera MOOC “The Beginner’s Guide to Irrational Behavior,” I created short lecture videos that are interesting, entertaining, and motivational. We uploaded the videos to YouTube and embedded them into the course’s Blackboard site; you might enjoy viewing one such lecture. (The two key software applications I used to create these videos were Camtasia Studio 8 and Snagit.)
Due to the “curse of knowledge,” instructors sometimes assign activities to students without realizing that students may not immediately understand what the activity is about. Seeing numerous instructors assign “annotated bibliographies” when the students might not grasp why such documents are important, I developed a brief explainer video “Annotated Bibliographies … in a Nutshell” using Camtasia Studio and Common Craft images.
Lecture Presentation Using PowerPoint to HTML5
Module Introduction Using SoundCloud
Motivational “Teaser” Video
Screencast Tutorial Videos
Website Using HTML/CSS
Website Using Weebly