Empowering Faculty In Multimedia

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Empowering Faculty in Multimedia or the Multimedia Bootcamp was launched at the ADMC in 2003 to upgrade teachers' skills using multimedia. This was started in anticipation of the on line LMS start up in 2004.

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Empowering Faculty In Multimedia

  1. 1. Empowering Faculty in Multimedia Multimedia BootCamp@ADMC
  2. 2. Overview <ul><li>Need </li></ul><ul><li>Challenge </li></ul><ul><li>Structure (the details) </li></ul><ul><li>Progress/Results </li></ul><ul><li>Future </li></ul>
  3. 3. Need----E Plan <ul><li>ADMC is nearing the end of a 3 year “E” initiative </li></ul><ul><li>The “e” includes </li></ul><ul><li>Wireless networking </li></ul><ul><li>Electronic library </li></ul><ul><li>Wireless laptops for all students and faculty </li></ul><ul><li>Touch screen access to data throughout the college </li></ul><ul><li>In-house On-line course development </li></ul>
  4. 4. On-line Course Development <ul><li>21 online courses contracted to faculty in 2002-2003 </li></ul><ul><li>Faculty realize that they needed extra training </li></ul><ul><li>The College provided workshops in: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Macromedia Flash </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Respondus </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>WebCT </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Macromedia Dreamweaver </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Hot Potatoes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Macromedia Fireworks </li></ul></ul><ul><li>On-line e-forum created –peer support </li></ul><ul><li>On-line conference </li></ul>
  5. 5. Missing--Links <ul><li>Skills needed: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Graphics optimization </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Video production </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Video editing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Audio production </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Audio Editing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Multimedia Assembly </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Department Overload <ul><li>Communication Technology department </li></ul><ul><li>Has the equipment </li></ul><ul><li>Has the skills </li></ul><ul><li>Has only four faculty </li></ul><ul><li>Overloaded with for video, image and audio requests related to on-line course development on top of teaching </li></ul>
  7. 7. Challenge or Partial Solution <ul><li>series of 20 workshops offered in </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Intervals </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Logical sequence based on multimedia development </li></ul></ul><ul><li>The content determined by participants </li></ul><ul><li>Participants leave with a functioning interactive CD </li></ul>
  8. 8. Ideal Structure <ul><li>Project Planning </li></ul><ul><li>Digital Photography </li></ul><ul><li>Scanning Images </li></ul><ul><li>Optimizing Images </li></ul><ul><li>Automation of Image Tasks </li></ul><ul><li>Video Planning </li></ul><ul><li>Video Shooting </li></ul><ul><li>Video Editing </li></ul>
  9. 9. Ideal Structure <ul><li>Audio Recording </li></ul><ul><li>Audio Editing </li></ul><ul><li>Audio Libraries </li></ul><ul><li>Basic Vector Graphics </li></ul><ul><li>Basic Vector Animation </li></ul><ul><li>Basic Web Assembly </li></ul><ul><li>Web Assembly II </li></ul>
  10. 10. Ideal Structure <ul><li>Basic CD Assembly I </li></ul><ul><li>Basic CD Assembly II </li></ul><ul><li>Basic CD Assembly III </li></ul><ul><li>CD Interactivity </li></ul><ul><li>CD Packaging </li></ul>
  11. 11. Project Planning <ul><li>One-on-one session </li></ul><ul><li>Brainstorming concepts </li></ul><ul><li>Reality check in output goals </li></ul><ul><li>Concept and final product agreed </li></ul><ul><li>Teams or groups formed </li></ul><ul><li>If required, </li></ul><ul><ul><li>storyboards </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Scripts </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Treatments </li></ul></ul>
  12. 12. Digital Photography <ul><li>Basics of photography (practical session) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Indoor </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Lighting (ADMC studio) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Shooting with blue screen concept </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Outdoor </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Time of day </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Humidity </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Shadows </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Background </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Images downloaded to a computer using USB or Firewire </li></ul><ul><li>Results burned on a CD </li></ul>
  13. 13. Scanning Images <ul><li>Stress the importance of delivery mechanism </li></ul><ul><ul><li>A4 document Print, CD, web, video, poster.. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Basics of scanning </li></ul><ul><li>Practical using the faculty scanner </li></ul><ul><li>HP software </li></ul><ul><li>Photoshop software </li></ul><ul><li>scan a variety of media </li></ul><ul><li>Coins, line art, news print, news print colour, </li></ul><ul><li>Basic OCR </li></ul>
  14. 14. Optimizing Images <ul><li>Images are manipulated using Photoshop and Image Ready to suit the needs of the final media </li></ul><ul><li>File formats: gif, jpeg, png </li></ul><ul><li>File format variables ( quality) </li></ul>
  15. 15. Automation of Image Tasks <ul><li>Photoshop Actions </li></ul><ul><li>Photoshop Automation (efficient) </li></ul><ul><li>Practical task: images in a variety of sizes and qualities that can be used in an efficient manner in the future </li></ul><ul><li>Folders thumbnails, high quality duotone </li></ul>
  16. 16. Video Planning <ul><li>If required storyboard </li></ul><ul><li>Shot sheets </li></ul><ul><li>Scheduling </li></ul><ul><li>Release forms </li></ul>
  17. 17. Video Editing <ul><li>Completed before actual video shoot to enable understanding shooting basics </li></ul><ul><li>Hold shot ten extra seconds…. </li></ul><ul><li>IMovie basic tutorial </li></ul><ul><li>3 hours </li></ul><ul><li>Students shot a very basic movie following a storyboard </li></ul><ul><li>(show result) </li></ul>
  18. 18. Video Shooting <ul><li>Workshop on camera basics </li></ul><ul><li>Loading tape </li></ul><ul><li>Care (don’t point into the sun) </li></ul><ul><li>All shoots were made in teams </li></ul>
  19. 19. Video Editing II <ul><li>Faculty use the resource room in CommTech area to edit their video </li></ul><ul><li>Assistance required </li></ul>
  20. 20. Audio Recording/Editing <ul><li>Basics using Audacity software on teacher laptop and microphone </li></ul>
  21. 21. Audio/Image Libraries <ul><li>ADMC audio library </li></ul><ul><li>Music </li></ul><ul><li>Sound effects </li></ul><ul><li>Image libraries for education uses only </li></ul>
  22. 22. Basic Vector Graphics <ul><li>Only a few tried this </li></ul><ul><li>Basics of vector images </li></ul><ul><li>Logo creation </li></ul><ul><li>Essential for on line learning </li></ul><ul><li>Core of online animation </li></ul><ul><li>Adobe Illustrator </li></ul>
  23. 23. Planned for the future <ul><li>Basic Vector Animation </li></ul><ul><li>Macromedia Flash </li></ul>
  24. 24. Macromedia Director <ul><li>Creates CD executable files </li></ul><ul><li>Using library items provided with software to create interactivity </li></ul><ul><li>Mummies </li></ul><ul><li>Built in Packaging ability </li></ul>
  25. 25. Progress <ul><li>Started with 12 volunteer participants </li></ul><ul><li>Project titles include </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Mummies </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>New Teachers' Guide to ADMC </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Teachers’ Guide to ADMC e-classrooms </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Abu Dhabi City </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Supervisor's Techniques </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Guide to the ADMC Shared Server </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Virtual Tour ADMC Library </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Mosques of AD </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>A Day at the ADMC </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Introduction to Statistics </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Medical Process </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Measuring Battery Acid </li></ul></ul>
  26. 26. Progress <ul><li>Started with 12 volunteer participants </li></ul><ul><li>Participant Departments </li></ul><ul><li>Gen ED ESL 6 </li></ul><ul><li>Supervisor of Gen Ed </li></ul><ul><li>Supervisor LRC </li></ul><ul><li>CommTech Journalism </li></ul><ul><li>CommTech Engineer </li></ul><ul><li>Math Faculty </li></ul><ul><li>Aviation Faculty 2 </li></ul>
  27. 27. Results <ul><li>Five projects on track </li></ul><ul><ul><li>E-class </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Egypt </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>New Teachers' Guide to ADMC </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Teachers’ Guide to ADMC e-classrooms </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Aviation Series (measuring Battery acid) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Many are on hold due to time and scheduling commitments </li></ul><ul><li>Equipment availability was an issue </li></ul>
  28. 28. Future <ul><li>College is funding the BootCamp for 2003-2004 </li></ul><ul><li>Twenty independent modules on CD ROM </li></ul><ul><li>Faculty resource room improvements </li></ul><ul><li>2 Mac G4 computers </li></ul><ul><ul><li>DVD player </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>VHS area converter (PAL, SECAM, NTSC) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Digital Tape player/recorder </li></ul></ul><ul><li>All departments to receive Digital cameras </li></ul><ul><li>Workshops to be held in the COMMON HOUR </li></ul>

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