Tuesday, August 22, 2006

Interactive visual representation (Pair Work)

Below is our final submission for the pair work of MLIM 6323
By Daphne Chan & Chris Leung

1. Learning Object: Learn about occupations
http://iln.cite.hku.hk/com/1238/users/kfchan3/project3.htm

Source file: http://iln.cite.hku.hk/com/1238/users/kfchan3/project3.fla

Background music: Myslivecek, Divertimento in F2. Interactive Quiz
http://iln.cite.hku.hk/com/1238/users/kfchan3/quiz3.htm


Source file: http://iln.cite.hku.hk/com/1238/users/kfchan3/quiz3.fla

3. Theorectical discussion
http://iln.cite.hku.hk/com/1238/users/kfchan3/MLIM6323_Blog_Daphne_Chris.doc

Guide for the LO:
1. Click the swf link above.

2. You will see a street with 4 buildings.

3. Click on one building to learn the new vocabulary about that occupation.
4. After listening to the narration, click on the same building again to continue.

User Guide for the Quiz:
1. The quiz is divided into TEXT and GRAPHICS version.

2. Select the version to be used for assessment.

3. Each student will have 2 chances to give answer in each question. If correct, he/she can click "Next" to proceed to the next question. If wrong, he/she will have another chance. If still wrong, the question will be skipped automatically and the student has to attempt a new question.

4. Each correct and incorrect attempt will be recorded for final evaluation.

5. The time for a student to complete the quiz will be recorded also for benchmarking.

6. To replay the quiz, use the REFRESH button of the browser to restart. This is to prevent the students from skipping the score page accidentally before any data is recorded.

Rationale for the use of the LO and Quiz:
1. The interactive learning objects are not to replace the instructor but to provide additional pedagogical support to the instructor to have a higher teaching effectiveness and efficiency.

2. To avoid overloading or challenging the students, the LO and the quiz are kept as simple and tidy as possible. Lengthy explanation of the LOs are skipped so that the users can jump start with the learning and assessment sessions after listening to the briefing by the teachers.

3. In the quiz, both the correct mark and incorrect mark are recorded. This is to help students accept failure during their learning experience. The teacher can provide guidance and encouragement to the students when necessary. As the quiz and the learning object are two separate flash presentations, the teacher can open the LO window for the student at any time while he/she is attempting the quiz to refresh his/her memory.

4. Different teachers can use the same quiz to compare the time, correct and incorrect answers of different student groups to evaluate the pedagogical effectiveness.5. Further enhancement of the LO and Quiz is allowed as multimedia programmer can create new occupation objects, building objects and questions in the Flash files with ease. This is why in our final version, some of the layout designs are different from that shown in the storyboard.

Saturday, July 29, 2006

Prototype for interactive quiz (version 7.27)

Interactive quiz for learning about occupations (version 7.27)

By Daphne Chan and Chris Leung

The prototype for the quiz is ready. You may try it

out:http://iln.cite.hku.hk/com/1238/users/kfchan3/quiz1.swf*

This quiz prototype is the second part of the learning object posted on July 20, 2006:Prototype for 6323 Project (Version 7.20). Procedures are as follow:-

1. Students are expected to click on the correct button.

2. When students answer the question correctly, they can proceed to the next question until they finish all the four questions.

3. If the answer is incorrect, a word "Oops! Please try again!" will pop out and they can try again.

4. Both the number of correct attempts and incorrect attempts will be displayed in the box for record.

Comments are invited, thank you!

Thursday, July 20, 2006

Prototype (Version 7.20)

Prototype for 6323 Project (Version 7.20)
Topic: Learning About Occupations Link:
http://iln.cite.hku.hk/com/1238/users/kfchan3/prototype2.swf

By Daphne Chan & Chris Leung

Steps:
1. Click the link above.

2. Click "Continue" in the opening screen to proceed.

3. When you see the building objects on the stage, click the "Hospital" building to see the occupation object.

4. When the occupation object is shown, the narration will begin. Remember to turn on your speakers.

5. After listening to the narration, you may stop for a while for elaboration in the class.

6. When finished, click the "Hospital" building again to go back.7. Click any another building objects to continue (not ready yet).

Tools:
FreeHand MX
Flash Basic 8

Monday, July 17, 2006

Reflection of Lesson 7 and 8

My opinion is that learning the basic concepts/elements of Flash is important. Although I'm not competent at using it, the tutorials lead us to understand what special effects can be created in Flash applications, how to use drawing tools as well as Action Script to add interactivity and custom functionality to our documents. These basic knowledge enable us to create amazing visual representation, if we need to outsource the task , we still know what can be created and how to create.

Thursday, July 06, 2006

Storyboard

Here is our storyboard. You may click here

Thursday, June 29, 2006

Reflection of Lesson 5 & Assessment 2

Project Outline By Daphne Chan and Chris Leung

Objective: Show that learners can learn and retrieve information/knowledge better through visual and interactive learning instead of mere text-based learning?

Theory: Mayer's cognitive theory of multimedia learning and Paivio's dual-code theory

Method: Using multimedia-based vs text-based instructional materials to compare their effectiveness in acquiring new knowledge by learners.?The new knowledge can be a second language, mathematics, history, etc.
A simple quiz may be conducted following the learning session to compare the effectiveness of learning by two different approaches.

Deliverables: Interactive learning objects will be designed and implemented with Flash to maximize the learning effectiveness based on the theories of Mayer and Paivio.
Reference:[1] http://www.unm.edu/~moreno/PDFS/chi.pdf

Comments are welcome!

Thursday, June 22, 2006

Task 4---Raindrop shape

Here is my Task 4. You may
click here .

References
http://ga.water.usgs.gov/edu/raindropshape.html