Week 14: Creating Class Elements Part 2: Audio and video

This week I uploaded to youtube a  screen captured video presentation I created; I’m currently not involved in teaching and working direct with students, my role is to develop instructional technology and multimedia projects to enhance the teacher and student classroom, as well as overall campus experience.

I thought I would share one of my current projects, developing a faculty-staff professorial development training lab.  I used Camtasia Studio creating a presentation highlighting   how I used Google SketchUp, a free 3D modeling software.


Conceptual layout for developing a faculty-staff professorial development training lab, Alcorn State University

I used SketchUp to create a conceptual  layout for the lab, showing it conceptually  in  provided space where lab would be placed.  Google SketchUp is really a great 3D modeling tool that has many educational usages, if you ever wanted or thought about creating 3D images this app is a good place to start. I have used much more advance 3D modeling app that had a big learning curve, but SketchUp is really easy to learn powerful and free. Click to learn more about Google SketchUp.

Link to youdube video

Faculty-staff professorial development training lab concept: The provide space for lab is not very big so to maximize space usage custom furniture is being recommend.

  • Lab will contain twelve desktop computers workstation.
  • Three display Workstation for presenter, trainer or instructor.
  • Three large format displays; 65in LCD Touch Display, Video Projector Display, Smart Touch Display (e-board)
  • Each large format display will be synced to one of the three presenter workstation monitors; this will give the presenter more flexibility with covering and displaying material to class, so each display can be displaying different content at same time.
  •  Presenter workstation computer is connected to a room sound system and presenter has the option of wearing a microphone. Room is also video conferencing ready , has lecture content  capturing capability, and iPad, laptop connectivity.

Ko & Rossen, Chapter 9: Creating Courseware and Using Web 2.0 Tools:

The open source tools that are available today via the internet for educational use are a game changer,  the key is learning to take advantage of them, Pedagogy First! is that  key.

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2 Responses to Week 14: Creating Class Elements Part 2: Audio and video

  1. Super cool! I really like how you did that. I can’t imagine the work involved in created a virtual classroom like that but I really like that and want to explore it! Thanks for sharing!!!

  2. Thanks for sharing the information on 3D modeling tools – these tools would be great for explaining complex systems since they allow users to actually see inside objects. Many companies use 3D systems to train their employees on a variety of systems and I can see the benefit to educational institutions as well. You might find the following videos interesting:
    Some interesting uses for 3D education in this video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wDJ3DfpTnZ4
    This video show the use of 3D technology in industry to train employees: http://www.youtube.com/user/worldviz

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