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ERIC Number: ED421117
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Mar
Pages: 7
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Teaching 'How To' Technologies in Context.
Leigh, Patricia Randolph
The introductory instructional technology course at Iowa State University is a survey course covering various technologies. In this case, the instructor chose to create a situated learning environment using low-technology everyday surroundings to teach the fundamentals of photographic and video production, linking the photography, audio, and video laboratory exercises together into a cohesive laboratory project anchored in the campus environment. Small groups of students worked together learning to operate 35mm single lens cameras, video recorders, video presentation equipment (Elmos), video editing stations, video dubbing equipment, and audio equipment. The product from one laboratory exercise fed into subsequent exercises. From the instructor's perspective, the success of teaching various technologies in context was determined by how well the students adapted the photographic and video techniques used in the laboratory assignments to create their graded video projects. All of the projects were evaluated very highly in that the video scripts and tapes met or exceeded expectations. During the production process, the student groups exhibited a high level of enthusiasm for and commitment to the projects. (AEF)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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