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Britt Carr,
Creative Director,
Advanced Authoring, LLC
Chapel Hill, NC
Agenda
• About Advanced Authoring
• Benefits to institutions and organizations
• Strategies
• Examples
• About Britt Carr
...
• Advanced Authoring uses innovative technologies to
create meaningful, learner-centered experiences for
institutions, or ...
• We create activities:
• designed to immerse and engage the learner
• designed to show learner’s mastery
• designed to pr...
• Founded by Britt Carr, in response to requests from
institutions and organizations
• To assist with increasing quality o...
Strategies
Challenges facing institutions
• Enrollments are skyrocketing
• Instructional technology resources are tight or
nonexisten...
Solutions
• Invert classrooms
• Free up resources/facilities by shifting knowledge
acquisition outside the classroom- but ...
Solutions
• put the learners in charge of their own education
• allow students to demonstrate deeper knowledge or
mastery ...
Solutions
• We design activities that challenge students to think
rather than to memorize
• We create activities designed ...
Randomization
• We make activities that randomize challenges and their
solutions
• We let the learner try and try and try ...
Customization/Personalizatio
n
• If available, we use information about the student to
personalize
• We make the activity ...
Interaction / Simulation
• We create activities that look and act as the real world
would
• We design interactions to take...
Examples
For a complete demonstration, please visit our poster
session, or view the screencast demos at:
http://www.advanc...
Miami University’s Sewing
Tutorial
• Photorealistic, 3D machine
you can thread.
• Recycled for stage lighting safety tutor...
Art Institute’s Virtual Photo
Studio
• 3D photorealistic environment
• Random, timed challenges
all using the same approac...
Miami University’s Virtual
Audience
• Audience watches, listens, and
reacts to you!
• Random actions by audience designed
...
Current Projects
MBA Business
Sim
Sim
• Simulated company where student
assumes various management positions
• Game play is aligned with ea...
Stanford Microscope Tutorial
Stanford Microscope Tutorial
Contact US:
britt_carr@advancedauthoring.com
www.advancedauthoring.com
Screencasts of activities shown here,
and many more...
Who is This Britt Carr Anyway?
• ’92: producing forensic video for courtroom exhibits w/ 3D
• ’94: building online degree ...
Accomplishments
/Recognition
• Clute International Institute on Teaching and Learning; “Best of Show” 2008
• Invited to join Adobe Education Leaders Or...
Acknowledgments
Ryan Davidson - Flash Developer
Michele Gingras - Miami University
Meghan Petters - Miami University
Tim R...
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A presentation created for Sloan 2010 (Orlando, FL) on engaging online learners. I share my strategies and show examples. Images are linked to the activities discussed, or to blog posts with more information. These is modified for online delivery.

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Sloan 2010, Advanced Authoring, Engaging Learners

  1. 1. Britt Carr, Creative Director, Advanced Authoring, LLC Chapel Hill, NC
  2. 2. Agenda • About Advanced Authoring • Benefits to institutions and organizations • Strategies • Examples • About Britt Carr • Acknowledgments
  3. 3. • Advanced Authoring uses innovative technologies to create meaningful, learner-centered experiences for institutions, or organizations
  4. 4. • We create activities: • designed to immerse and engage the learner • designed to show learner’s mastery • designed to provide quality learning experience
  5. 5. • Founded by Britt Carr, in response to requests from institutions and organizations • To assist with increasing quality of instruction in an online format • As a supplement to traditional classes, • As well as completely online courses or programs
  6. 6. Strategies
  7. 7. Challenges facing institutions • Enrollments are skyrocketing • Instructional technology resources are tight or nonexistent • Teaching loads are heavy on faculty and staff • Classrooms are crowded • Institutions need a better way of using online instruction to stay competitive
  8. 8. Solutions • Invert classrooms • Free up resources/facilities by shifting knowledge acquisition outside the classroom- but do so in a learner-centered fashion rather than a passive approach • use face-to-face class time for meaningful discussion or facilitated group work
  9. 9. Solutions • put the learners in charge of their own education • allow students to demonstrate deeper knowledge or mastery of subjects • allow learners to personalize their experiences
  10. 10. Solutions • We design activities that challenge students to think rather than to memorize • We create activities designed to build comprehensive knowledge • We design to be reused vertically, within the discipline • We architect interactions that can be repurposed horizontally, within the institution
  11. 11. Randomization • We make activities that randomize challenges and their solutions • We let the learner try and try and try again • We remove the assumption that they know simply because the guessed the right choice
  12. 12. Customization/Personalizatio n • If available, we use information about the student to personalize • We make the activity literally about them • We allow the user to alter the outcomes, or preferences, perhaps several different ways
  13. 13. Interaction / Simulation • We create activities that look and act as the real world would • We design interactions to take advantage of multi- modal learning • We allow the user to alter the outcomes, or preferences, perhaps several different ways
  14. 14. Examples For a complete demonstration, please visit our poster session, or view the screencast demos at: http://www.advancedauthoring.com/sloan/
  15. 15. Miami University’s Sewing Tutorial • Photorealistic, 3D machine you can thread. • Recycled for stage lighting safety tutorial • Designed to help students learn sewing safety procedures
  16. 16. Art Institute’s Virtual Photo Studio • 3D photorealistic environment • Random, timed challenges all using the same approach • Designed for mastery of troubleshooting electrical photography equipment in a studio situation
  17. 17. Miami University’s Virtual Audience • Audience watches, listens, and reacts to you! • Random actions by audience designed to distract the performer • Designed to help students suffering from stage fright
  18. 18. Current Projects
  19. 19. MBA Business Sim Sim • Simulated company where student assumes various management positions • Game play is aligned with each course’s syllabus • Designed to help students make business decisions with outcomes that might affect them later in the sim
  20. 20. Stanford Microscope Tutorial
  21. 21. Stanford Microscope Tutorial
  22. 22. Contact US: britt_carr@advancedauthoring.com www.advancedauthoring.com Screencasts of activities shown here, and many more: www.advancedauthoring.com/sloan/
  23. 23. Who is This Britt Carr Anyway? • ’92: producing forensic video for courtroom exhibits w/ 3D • ’94: building online degree programs for NAU-Online and Arizona State Universities. Founded Advanced Authoring. • ‘98-2001: Internet Strategist for Macromedia, Inc. Ed/eLearning/Govt. Group. • Managed Macromedia’s eLearning Award Program until 2004 • Instructional Designer / Tech. Specialist for Miami University 2001 - August 2010.
  24. 24. Accomplishments /Recognition
  25. 25. • Clute International Institute on Teaching and Learning; “Best of Show” 2008 • Invited to join Adobe Education Leaders Organization, 2008 • Miami University Pride Award / Delivering Value Winner 2009 • New Media Consortium, “Best of Conference”-- People’s Choice and Judges’ Choice, 2009. • Ohio Learning Network, Invited Keynote Speaker, 2009 • Invited Presenter, Adobe On-Demand- Education Series, 2009 • Invited Presenter, Adobe MAX 2009/2010 • Invited Presenter, Adobe Summer Institute, 2009/2010 • Adobe Impact Award for contributions to education, July,2010
  26. 26. Acknowledgments Ryan Davidson - Flash Developer Michele Gingras - Miami University Meghan Petters - Miami University Tim Rentler - Education Management Corporation Mike Link - Education Management Corporation The student workers at A.L.T. - Miami University

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