ERIC Number: ED389263
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995-Oct-15
Reference Count: N/A
Increasing the Efficacy of Informal Video through Rapid Prototyping.
Appelman, Robert L.; And Others
Educators participating in distance education have generally not received training in the production of effective video, although they do need to be able to appear in video suitable for effective instruction. The level of video quality required is referred to as "informal" video. Rapid prototyping is a concept in which formative evaluation is implemented using low-fidelity products that simulate the high-fidelity product used in summative evaluation. This technique, which is helpful in the early stages of development, can be used in video production. To find examples of exemplary and problematic techniques, over 32 hours of distance education classes were scanned, and the points of view that operate in a distance education context were identified. Using study results, a prototype was constructed that showed points of view and provided information about sequencing. An appendix contains a pedagogical table, samples of scripts and a video log, and a nonlinear editor screen sample. (SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Informal Communications; Production Quality; Prototypes; Rapid Prototyping; Sequencing Skills
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Midwestern Educational Research Association (Chicago, IL, October 1995).