ROLES OF DIGITAL MEDIA IN FACILITATING STUDENT LEARNING AND ENGAGEMENT

Part 1 – Video: Roles of digital media in facilitating student learning and engagement

Reference list for video:

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Michigan Virtual School 2016, MVS prepares students for a competitive future, retrieved 18 May 2016 < http://www.mivhs.org/About-Us >

 

Part 2 – Critical reflection

Creation of a video is an issue that requires compliance with a collection of factors as I came to experience in the process of creating mine. This is a case that involves capturing, editing and presentation of educational materials for use in any form of educational situations. To this cause, I had my audience in mind at the time I started thinking about the preparation process. I understood that the process starts with a pre-production in which case I had to define the purpose of the video in context of the purpose it was to serve. The second section was the production, which was the main part ad involved developing a compliant situation with the audience in mind. The workspace, audio, language and focus were important at this point. At this point, the dress for the camera was affected through creating a schooling situation because the ideal topic was the development of the use of technology in the learning process. Post a production of the video considered aspects such as inclusion of captions and then it will be important to obtain feedback for the same. Ideally, one of the most important factors in the creation of the video was the fact that quality had to be considered at all times.

 

The video created had to define the role that it plays in enhancing educational matters in classroom perspectives. In taking all the reasons for the creation of the video as expressed in the objectives, one of the most important issues is considered was that it had to function on the basis of serving students both at the classroom and long distance level. In this case, it had to be integrated into a system of development where it had to serve both internal and external functions.

 

One of the toughest sections that I had in creating the video was in the pre-production process. After defining the purpose of the video, and given that this is not a video that would be used in the introduction of a new thing, I noted that bridging the concepts was a very important aspect of the development criterion. This is an issue that required professional approach in which case I had to search for the counsel of some professional. The audience is a student population that is effectively concerned with many issues as opposed to just the video content.

 

Having obtained the counsel of a video production professional, I did not find the production process very tough because the plan at the initial level was creatively scripted and done. My friends were helpful in making it a success as they helped with the counsel and creation of the stage for the production process. The challenge at this point was the integration of the inclusion of captions that would be useful in making sure that the learners with special needs would be taken to account. However, this could only go to the level of integrating the audios in sound systems so that the people with hearing problems could attach the same to the ear listening aids. However, there was no possibility of presenting the same with the other learners with special needs such as the deaf and dumb learners.

 

In conclusion, I can clearly state that the video making mechanism was a challenge that set out a good experience in the educational field but was practical enough as a learning method for me.

 

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My broader online activity and engagement

Before enrolling the unit ALC203, I only used my Twitter for my study purpose. For example, I could make a inquiry of my assignment and get a feedback as soon as possible. There is no doubt that Twitter is good tool for tutors and learners to communicate about the unit.