ERIC Number: ED429779
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Mar
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Digital Audio/Video for Computer- and Web-Based Instruction for Training Rural Special Education Personnel.
Ludlow, Barbara L.; Foshay, John B.; Duff, Michael C.
Video presentations of teaching episodes in home, school, and community settings and audio recordings of parents' and professionals' views can be important adjuncts to personnel preparation in special education. This paper describes instructional applications of digital media and outlines steps in producing audio and video segments. Digital audio and video are readily incorporated into instruction via live presentation in person or on television, via computer instruction through interactive multimedia modules, or via Web courses with materials provided for distributed or distance learning. Hardware and software needs are described for use of digital media in live presentations, computer instruction, and Web courses. The first step in producing audio and video media for instruction is selecting equipment that best fits the instructor's development capabilities, instructional goals, and equipment budget. Camera equipment, camera accessories, computer equipment, and production software are described with approximate costs. The next steps in producing audio and video media for instruction involve carefully planning, recording, editing, and compressing media segments to ensure that they contain high quality images and sounds and accurately represent the content. Tips and suggestions are offered for each of these steps. The final production step is using software to incorporate the media files into a particular application: live presentation, computer instruction, or Web course. Contains 38 references. (SV)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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