Multimedia Synthesis Project By Joyce Nguyen Tony Ngo
Personal Learning Preferences• At the beginning of the class, my scores for the learning preferences test were active (1), sensing (3), visual (5), and sequential (1). Around the end of this class, I realized that I really do use these learning preferences the most. I think that I relied and used the visual and sequential learning strategies the most. I would be more particular to activities that had some sort of visual such as a picture or video and step by step instructions were very helpful for an online class like assignment. Joyce
Personal Learning Preferences Cont.• At the beginning of the class I took the learning preferences survey and got reflective (1), visual (1), sequential (5) and sensing (11). I have always liked math because math problems already have formula to answer questions. I have a good memory and can remember formulas. I think sensing goes hand in hand with sequential because sensing is someone who solves problems using a well-established method and sequential is remember steps to solving a problem. I believe you need both for them to work effectively. As this semester went on, I started to develop more visual learning preference. In my classes, I tried to use all 3 to help me and they work well together. I believe as I go through school, my other learning preferences will start to develop as well. Tony
Learning Preferences Summary• At the end of the class, we thought that the learning preferences we got were suitable for us, even though we used some more strongly than others. We also believe that knowing about our own learning preferences can be extremely helpful when we are doing tasks in and out of school. Knowing about our learning preferences does make a difference in personal learning success because now that we know our personal learning preferences and had to evaluate how different preferences were used in different activities, it lets us see how we learn and think with different assignments. Joyce
Learning Pathway• At the beginning of class, I decided to choose the Learning Sage pathway. I do not believe that I was too successful in getting a broader knowledge of multimedia technology because I felt like the quests and activities that dealt with it were all topics that I already knew about. I was already familiar with the interactive sites and the different types that they had to offer so my knowledge on multimedia technology did not broaden very much. Because my group member is also a learning sage, we could branch out further to areas like how multimedia sites are created because I know that creating websites like that takes a lot of work and planning. I did not change my pathway but I feel like I should have changed to get a deeper knowledge of multimedia technology since I already knew lots of multimedia tech. Joyce
Learning Pathway Cont.• I chose to be a learning sage. I did feel like I was successful in getting a broader knowledge of multimedia. I use multimedia every day when I start up my computer or use my iPhone. Multimedia is everywhere and we need to learn how to use it to make it effective. As a group, multimedia can help us by making presentation easier by using PowerPoint or screencasts. I did not change my pathway because I felt it encompassed everything I wanted to learn about technology. I just wanted to know the basics about a lot of technology. Tony
Learning Pathway Activities• The activity that helped us get a broader understanding of multimedia technology to learn was the quiz and PowerPoint for the Multimedia Quest because we didn’t even think of sources like newspapers and magazine as multimedia, and only thought of high- tech sources. The level two evaluation forms in the multimedia quest helped us get a deeper understanding of using multimedia technology to learn because we got to try different multimedia sites that taught us all sorts of different topics and showed us that you can use or make a multimedia site to teach any topic you wanted. The specific activity that helped us with learning with others were the level three essays in the Podcast quest because we could share the podcasts with friends and since anyone could access the online podcasts, it was easy to share and made learning with others more convenient. Tony
Top Multimedia Technologies• I explored the Podcasts quest by looking up podcasts that dealt with my history class to acquire more information outside of lecture. I would find history podcasts and listen to them to help my learning. This multimedia technology accommodated my sensing preference well because of the fact that I was specifically looking for history podcasts. Because they are history podcasts, some sites would list the podcasts by date and what they were going to be covering so it gave me podcasts in order and by event so the podcasts themselves were essentially laid out neatly for me to choose from. Joyce
Top Multimedia Technologies Cont.• The top multimedia technology I used was podcasts because it was easy to use and find. It was also portable and I could put them on my iPhone to listen to where ever I wanted. I could even listen to it when I am driving. Podcast accommodated my learning preferences well, except for visual because podcasts are sounds, not pictures. However it did help my reflective learning preference because I could pause and restart the podcast from any time period I wanted. This helped me digest the information and then continuing to listen to the podcast with better understanding. Tony
Experiences Using Multimedia Tech for Learning• The multimedia technologies that interested us the most was the Podcasts because you could find so many Podcasts for anything and listen to them at your leisure. There was no technology that surprised us the most as a learning tool because we knew that we could use any as a learning tool, as long as we tried hard enough to look in the web or use different PowerPoints, like how we use them to answer the quizzes. The technology that we want to explore further would be the podcasts because prior to this class, we hardly used them and the quest showed us how helpful they can be with our learning and how they are everywhere for us to use.• For Tony, the multimedia technology that helped his reflective preference was the podcasts because he could start and stop podcasts at his will to digest information better and go on when he felt like he grasped the previous information. Joyce used her sensing preferences best because a lot of the Podcast sites organized their podcasts very neatly, usually by date and some even went deeper by topic so that really help her sensing preference and made her learning experience more enjoyable. Joyce
After the Semester• The multimedia learning strategies we will continue to use will be the visual and reflective learning strategies because Joyce has always been more particular toward the visual preference, as she would always try to find a way to apply her visual preference in any assignment like drawing her own pictures or looking them up herself. Tony will use the reflective because he learns more when he can individually process the information in his head before continuing on any task. These can be helpful outside of school when being presented a PowerPoint, if there are pictures of keywords or a lot of information on a slide to process, it can both hit our learning strategies. The multimedia technologies we will continue to use will be the usual technologies like websites and PowerPoints because we have always used them and they have been proven helpful time and time again. They can be used at a job when someone uses a PowerPoint to present something at work to their coworkers and supervisors. The multimedia we will use for non-learning purposes would be Podcasts because we also found less academic Podcasts that were amusing and fun to listen to. I don’t think that there will be a technology that we will avoid using because they have all been proven helpful so they may likely be helpful in the future. Tony
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