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Meaningful Learning with Digital and Online Videos: Theoretical Perspectives

Abstract on Ed/ITLib: "In this paper theoretical perspectives for analyzing the pedagogical meaningfulness of using videos in teaching, studying and learning are presented and discussed with a special focus on using digital and online video materials. The theoretical arguments were applied in the international JIBS – Joint Inserts Bank for Schools project (see < http://www.ebu.ch/departments/television/co_finance/jibs.php>). Out of existing theoretical literature six characteristics of meaningful learning were selected. According to these characteristics, meaningful learning is 1) active, 2) constructive and individual, 3) collaborative and conversational, 4) contextual, 5) guided, and 6) emotionally involving and motivating. In this paper, these characteristics are discussed with a special focus on learning with digital and online video materials. The characteristics provide insights into how digital and online videos can be used in a pedagogically meaningful way in teaching, studying and learning processes. It is evident that videos viewed either through television or computer can be seen as tools for learning. However, videos are just one component in the complexity of a classroom activity system. The learning outcomes depend largely on the way videos are used as part of the overall learning environment, e.g. how viewing or producing videos is integrated into other learning resources and tasks."

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Päivi Karppinen, University of Lapland, Faculty of Education, Centre for Media Pedagogy, Finland

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2005

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18 pages

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DNA from the beginning

DNA From the Beginning is organized around key concepts of classical genetics, molecules of genetics, and genetics organization and control. The science behind each concept is explained by animation, image gallery, video interviews, problem, biographies, and links.

This site and its sections or chapters include references, images and a bit of information on several key figures in these areas such as Mendel, Miescher, Levene ...

The feature "option" is a basic game / quiz in which your knowledge is tested.

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3 Main sections:
- Classical Genetics
- Molecules of Genetics
- Genetic Organization and Control

Each topic has subsections:
- animation
- image gallery
- video interviews
- problem
- biographies
- links

More detailed index: http://www.dnaftb.org/dnaftb/dnaftbref.html

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Flash Player and QuickTime

Video Modeling for Individuals with Autism: A Review of Model Types and Effects

Arizona State University Abstract Efficacy research on video modeling as an instructional approach for individuals with autism has been found to be a promising area for teachers and researchers. Over the last three decades the literature has shown successful use of video modeling for teaching a variety of social, academic, and functional skills. The purpose of this literature review is to describe one specific aspect of video modeling, namely, to examine video modeling studies from the perspective of the impact of the model. To this end studies have been categorized as models using adults, peers, self, point-of-view, and mixed model approaches. Descriptive summaries and analyses of outcomes are provided for each study. As a group, individuals with autism appear to have strengths processing visual stimuli (Bryan & Gast, 2000; Hodgdon, 1995) resulting in many instructional strategies comprised of a heavy emphasis on visual cues; for example, PECS, Social Stories, and individualized multimedia activity schedules (Bondy & Frost, 1994; Charlop-Christy, Carpenter, Le,...

UNISCIENCE - science brought to you

This site shows visitors a collection of videos, shot at the European Planetary Science Congress 2008 in Münster, Germany. EPSC 2008 is the third international planetary science conference organised by the European Planetology Network, EuroPlaNet, financed by the European Commission. Visitors can view this "new video narrowcast service, that will give you an impression of a selection of every day's talks, with interviews with some of the speakers, younger and more senior, as well as the general ambience at the charming conference site."

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UNISCIENCE / European Planetary Science Congress 2008

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2008

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24 videos

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Audiences' judgements of speakers who use multimedia as a presentation aid: a contribution to training and assessment

Abstract: Multimedia technology in principle may help speakers to deliver more effective presentations. The present study examined what effectiveness might mean in terms of audience reaction. Understanding that may help educators to use multimedia more effectively themselves and to help their students to do so. Descriptors were elicited from audiences in response to a total of 56 live presentations in which speakers used multimedia as a presentation aid. Forty-two rating scales were defined. A total of 20 presentations were rated using the scales, with the scales presented in one of two different random orders. The order did not appear to affect the ratings. A factor analysis suggests that three factors may be most important in describing the audiences responses. The first describes audience assessment of how well researched and informative the presentation seemed. The second concerns the design of the multimedia, including how creative and imaginative it was. The third reflects how entertaining and how much fun the audience felt the experience as a whole to be. The results suggest a three-factor model that might be useful when designing multimedia-supported presentations, for providing proactive guidance and feedback when training speakers, and for assessment purposes.

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Bruce Christie, Jenny Collyer, London Metropolitan University, UK

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2005

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ISSN-0007-1013

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22 pages

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Inside Cancer - Multimedia Guide to Cancer Biology

The different aspects of cancer are touched upon through animations, video with narration / sound effects or only slides/audio with doctors and researchers (transcript available).

This site also offers the option of Teacher Center, "to help your students understand how modern molecular and cellular genetics are integrated into ideas about cancer diagnosis, prevention, and treatment." By registering teachers receive access to the Inside Cancer Atomizer, a tool for building custom multimedia presentationswith content from Inside Cancer and other DNALC Internet sites.

Besides that there is also the Inside Cancer Lesson Plan Wiki community at http://teachercenter.insidecancer.org/icwiki/index.php/Main_Page where teachers can view, share and discuss related lesson plans.

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Sections:
- Hallmarks of Cancer
- Causes and Prevention
- Diagnosis and Treatment
- Pathways to Cancer

Sitemap lists all subsections: http://www.insidecancer.org/sitemap.html

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Research projects about ICT in education

An overview of researches relevant to ICT in education, in Netherlands and outside.

Een overzicht van de onderzoeken in verband met ICT in educatie, in Nederland en daarbuiten.

Learning from History / Lernen aus der Geschichte

Learning & Teaching offers teachers and other educators a free-of-charge resource pool of educational materials and methodological ideas. This website provides web seminars on themes in the field of historical and civic education, presented by experts from both academic and practical teaching contexts. As a registered user, you can take part in web seminars in real time and ask your own questions. Members can also share their own materials.

This website has four main areas: Learning & Teaching (in German), Participating & Networking, Learning Online & International Dialogue.

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Acrobat Reader, QuickTime

The Use of Video as a teaching resource in a new university

Abstract: This paper reports on a survey of the use of video as a teaching resource within one British University, drawing on evidence gathered during 1995 from fourteen Schools within its four Faculties. It identifies the factors and issues which influence the use of video in teaching, including management of video resources within the Schools; how video is used to support teaching strategies; and its perceived usefulness as a teaching resource. Findings note the extent to which video is used across the University; the factors that support or discourage its use; and the awareness and expectations that teaching staff have of video as a teaching tool. The discussion offers some recommendations as to how video use may be supported and improved within the University. The research could form the basis for a larger study to establish whether the findings from this survey may be typical of the picture in higher education generally.

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Barford J., Weston C., School of Information and Media, The Robert Gordon University, UK

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1997

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10 pages

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Digital Ethnography, a Vision of Students Today

This blog is maintained by a Kansas State University working group led by Dr. Michael Wesch dedicated to exploring and extending the possibilities of digital ethnography.

In 2007 Dr. Michael Wesch and a group of students of Kansas State University published two videos. They introduce themselves as: “a Kansas State University working group led by Dr. Michael Wesch dedicated to exploring and extending the possibilities of digital ethnography.” The video “A Vision of Students Today” gives a look into what students are really using technology for… where students are really spending their time: http://mediatedcultures.net/ksudigg/?p=119Related:
- Showcase / Mediated Culture, http://mediatedcultures.net/mediatedculture.htm
- video of 2007, summarizing some of the most important characteristics of students today - how they learn, what they need to learn, their goals, hopes, dreams, what their lives will be like, and what kinds of changes they will experience in their lifetime. The video was created by Michael Wesch in collaboration with 200 students at Kansas State University: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dGCJ46vyR9o&feature=player_embedded

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