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Pachyderm Springtraining 09

  1. 1. E-learning and Pachyderm Presenter: Chris LaBelle [email_address]
  2. 2. Schedule I. Introduction and Pachyderm Overview – 5 minutes (10:00-10:05) II. Examples of Pachyderm – 35 minutes (10:05-10:40) III. Preparation and Templates - 10 minutes (10:40-10:50) 10-minute Break (10:50-11:10) IV. Group Activity (Preparation for Pachyderm) – 30 minutes (11:00-11:30) V. Building a Pachyderm (live example) – 10 minutes (11:30 – 11:40) VI. Questions / Discussion (11:40-11:45)
  3. 3. What is Pachyderm? <ul><li>A multimedia authoring tool </li></ul><ul><li>Software that resides on a server </li></ul><ul><li>Freeware </li></ul><ul><li>Produces Flash or .SWF files, which are accessed via a user’s browser </li></ul><ul><li>Not exactly your traditional E-learning (Constructivist and informational) </li></ul>
  4. 4. CSU ASL CSU Social Documentation OSU Moodle OSU “what is” Pachyderm? Pachyderm Examples
  5. 5. Very elegant use of Pachyderm. Leverages video nicely and constrains content depth across the most appropriate Pachyderm template types. Outstanding demonstration of how multimedia can expand the reach of an instructor. ASL Class at California State University Dr. Bill Vicars, CSU Sacramento
  6. 6. <ul><li>Presentation Characteristics </li></ul><ul><li>Story/narrative: Instructor extends the range of his instructional activity and meets the needs of his target audience by leveraging media and conforming to Universal Design principles. Narrative is also personal in nature </li></ul><ul><li>Navigational structure is relatively open ended </li></ul><ul><li>Media assets are more powerful in this format than if sequenced in a list </li></ul><ul><li>Videos are in the low-middle range of production effort; size is 320x240 </li></ul><ul><li>Video format is currently limited to .mov or .flv -- Closed Captioning used </li></ul>ASL Class at California State University
  7. 7. Exploration Entry Template Navigational Scheme
  8. 8. Navigational Scheme – Linear or predictable? Eye-tracking visualizations show that users often read Web pages in an F-shaped pattern: two horizontal stripes followed by a vertical stripe. Google “Heat Map” based on eye-tracking usability study Nielson eye-tracking web page usability study Google eye-tracking usability study on web page usability
  9. 9. <ul><li>Collaborative Pachyderm project displays impressive integration of visual assets with audio for amateur-level video production. Zoom and pan good fit for storyboard. Six student voices augment instructor’s interviews. </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>Teaching Social Documentation at CSU Dr. Vivian Price, CSU Dominguez Hills
  10. 10. <ul><li>Presentation Characteristics </li></ul><ul><li>Same template (Commentary template) used for root/home page </li></ul><ul><li>Story/narrative: What is Social Documentation and Digital Narration </li></ul><ul><li>Students share about experience via interviews. Presentation also explains process of creating the Pachyderm via visuals and by showing end result (iMovie). Inclusion of storyboard explanation using zoom technology very compelling </li></ul><ul><li>Uniformity of experience imposed by templates and CSS pages—video hosted on Pachyderm server </li></ul>Teaching Social Documentation at CSU
  11. 11. <ul><li>URLs and external links support presentation </li></ul><ul><li>Interviews support UMin trip section </li></ul><ul><li>Zoom feature of Moodle page helpful to maximize web space </li></ul><ul><li>Videos are short and incorporate very basic video editing preparation </li></ul><ul><li>Home page uses the “Exploration Entry” template, which resembles more traditional menu structure </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>Moodle Presentation at OSU
  12. 12. <ul><li>Photo of storyboarding process and zoom </li></ul><ul><li>Good use of interviews </li></ul><ul><li>Inclusion of compare/contract content </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>Pachyderm Intro at OSU
  13. 13. New Pachyderm 2.1 at CSU <ul><li>First day of class example </li></ul><ul><li>Version 2.1 has not yet been released, but, CSU has early access to the software and has provided several examples. </li></ul><ul><li>New movie format (FLV) supported </li></ul><ul><li>Movies are embedded, include script and “built-in” closed captioning </li></ul><ul><li>Home button now accessible on subsidiary pages </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
  14. 14. Preparing to Create a Pachyderm Presentation <ul><li>Size of project </li></ul><ul><li>Topic – does topic lend itself to digital narrative? Do I have sufficient visual assets for the project? </li></ul><ul><li>Templates (10 existing – 4 more to come soon) </li></ul><ul><li>Storyboarding </li></ul><ul><li>Do I understand the target audience’s needs? Will this presentation format be a better choice than other available options? </li></ul><ul><li>Do I have training needed to create my video content and build a Pachyderm presentation? </li></ul><ul><li>Will my efforts to create a multimedia project be understood by those who evaluate my promotion and tenure? </li></ul>
  15. 15. Templates <ul><li>Current Templates </li></ul><ul><li>Phone Dial </li></ul><ul><li>Exploration Entry </li></ul><ul><li>Slider </li></ul><ul><li>Commentary </li></ul><ul><li>Layers </li></ul><ul><li>Aspects </li></ul><ul><li>Enlargement </li></ul><ul><li>Media Focus </li></ul><ul><li>Series </li></ul><ul><li>Zoom </li></ul>Coming Soon Timeline Dual Comparison Hotspot
  16. 16. Templates <ul><li>Pachyderm templates define where your images, text and video are placed on a specific screen. You can choose from ten different templates. </li></ul>An Overview of Moodle What are Course Manage…
  17. 17. Storyboarding <ul><li>To help you organize your thoughts and the media assets that you will need for your Pachyderm presentation, it is helpful to storyboard your digital narrative and then map the ideas to Pachyderm templates </li></ul><ul><li>Movies might require storyboarding if more elaborate story and editing is involved </li></ul><ul><li>Many different methods to storyboard </li></ul><ul><li>Start by writing out a one or two-sentence description of what your instructional objective is and if you have an intended outcome </li></ul><ul><li>Some common tools used by instructional designers to create storyboards: Microsoft Word and PowerPoint templates, Compendium (for action mapping) </li></ul>
  18. 18. Storyboarding - Video <ul><li>Interview video clips do not require a storyboard </li></ul><ul><li>Pachyderm videos should be about 1-3 minutes long </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t forget Pachyderm video is 320x240 pixels (very small) </li></ul>
  19. 19. Storyboarding – Class Exercise <ul><li>Partner with another participant and do your best to collaboratively fill out the Pachyderm Project Storyboard document </li></ul><ul><li>If you finish this document, do your best to complete a storyboard for a two-minute video trailer. </li></ul><ul><li>30 minutes… </li></ul><ul><li>Group discussion: - Any interesting project topics? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>- Was Pachyderm a good fit for your topic? Why or why not? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>- Was it difficult to define your media assets? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>- Did you run into any roadblocks as you were creating templates? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>- How can you use Pachyderm in the future? </li></ul></ul>
  20. 20. Creating a Pachyderm Live Example
  21. 21. [email_address] Thank you for coming! Blog: The Electronic Papyrus http :// /