EDIT 6190: Design and Development Tools I
As part of this course, I maintained a journal with reflections on readings and my project development. I have chosen this artifact - an eLearning project titled "Going to the Chapel" - because I focused primarily on development over curriculum design. In order to complete the project I learned how to use many new tools including Articulate Storyline, Adobe Photoshop, and Audacity. One major lesson I learned in this project was to wait to record all audio files until the very end. Even in the same room with the same tools the audio would vary. I also learned firsthand how to utilize copyright free images for my module. If I were to do this project differently I would hide the side menu into a drop-down option because the side menu layout implies that there is a linear path for the module and could stress out learners with how many slides were included in the module.
EDIT 6500: Video Production in Education
In this course I began by making small videos to demonstrate specific skills in simple action, shot composition, audio, and lighting. To demonstrate mastery the final product was a five minute instructional video. My instructional video, shown right, teaches the speech and speaker order in policy debate with style influence of Bill Nye the Science Guy. In the development process I relied extensively on storyboarding to streamline both the filming and editing process. If I were to do this project again I would have thought more about the audio quality between what was recorded through the camera versus the editing tool, including considering professional voice tools for the different characters in the demonstration debate. I chose this artifact for development because it shows a depth of mastery in using a single development tool (iMovie).