Producing Media for Learning

All Instructional Designers must have creative skills to increase learner or student engagement. In order to apply these creative skills for implementation and delivery, I have examples of my work producing media for learning. In these projects I included elements of surprise, simplicity, and user experience design. I was the lead on all of these projects and recruited helpers for modeling, acting, camera handling, and brainstorming. For this course, we created freely with iterations. Design documentation was not produced for these projects.

Instructional Website: Gurly Hair How To

My pride and joy of this category is my Gurly Hair How To website. For this project, I produced three hair tutorials. Each tutorial contains two camera angles and omnidirectional sound. I recorded these videos in my living room. My friends were kind to help me do a second camera and model. The target audience was fathers with little girls. The website was to be delivered on a mobile device. I used a Wix template to design and deliver the website.

View Website Here:

Capture of Gurly Hair How To website.
Capture of Gurly Hair How To website.

Podcast: Brick Red

In this podcast, I recorded myself as I took a walk around my neighborhood and later explored the significance of red brick. My skills demonstrated here is more creative designs, audio recording and design, and critical thinking.

Video: Buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo buffalo… News Report

For this assignment, I enlisted my family to create a fake news report about our video prompt: Buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo. I chose to use a free news intro, paper buffalo, and iPhones to record the video. I used an external microphone to record the phone call and used Garage Band to edit the audio to sound like a phone call. Here is the final product!

Animation Tool: The Future Student of 2027

My creative effort to represent a student of the future is represented in this short animation created using Voki. I included information from the current learning trends and predictions. The voice automation and character animation was a unique way to represent my predictions.

View Animated Presentation Here:

Capture of Future Student Presentation
Capture of Future Student Presentation

Video: Making Coffee in 30 Seconds or Less

For this assignment, I was instructed to create an instructional video that did not exceed 30 seconds in play time. I chose to do making coffee. To mirror current trends in cooking and baking instructional videos on social media, I used fast cuts and quick movement to maintain instructional value and stay within the 30 second restraint.