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ERIC Number: EJ1066779
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1541-4914
Learning Hands-On Skills in an Online Environment: The Effectiveness of Streaming Demonstration Animation
Wang, Shiang-Kwei
Journal of Interactive Online Learning, v5 n1 p1-14 Spr 2006
Online learning courses are generally text-based. Particularly for students who are learning multimedia skills, these courses can be problematic because demonstration and hands-on activities are important in the field of multimedia authoring. This study uses action research techniques and describes the application of onscreen-action-capture software to the design of hands-on demonstration animation. This article (1) explores the teaching of multimedia skills in an online learning environment, (2) compares the use of the software in an online learning environment to use of the software in a face-to-face learning environment, and (3) proposes strategies by which instructors can encourage students to complete hands-on activities in an online learning environment.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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