Developing 2D and 3D Animations for Blended Learning
Dr Helmi Norman
Member-at- Large, IABL
Assistant Dean (Teaching and Citra)
Faculty of Education
Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia
The workshop will expose academicians and practitioners to the development of 2D and 3D animations as learning materials for blended learning environments. The workshop aims to illustrate simplified yet practicable approaches for content developers in creating aesthetically good-looking 2D and 3D animations that can help learners be more engaged in learning while increasing learning retention rates in blended learning. 2D animations covered in workshop are videoscribing and explainer video production, while 3D animations include the 3D animations production. Let’s create some 2D and 3D animations for blended learning!
Designing instruction with LBC 7 Windows process
Learning Battle Cards co-inventor, author of the “Effective Learning Design” (Wolters Kluwer 2016)
There is no learning without engagement. Involving multigenerational learners is a big challenge for educators – we have to deal with different mindsets, habits and abilities of students, pupils and adult learners. We need methods to address many different learning needs at the same time. In this workshop, we present a tool and strategy to co-design instructions with a team, including students. Technology brings so many tools and opportunities to design educational content and delivery more effectively and educate better – we need a method to unleash their power. Learning Battle Cards team invites you to our hands-on workshop demonstrating a design process that is rich, engaging and complete. We will be using an approach based on such tools as Learning Battle Cards and LBC Canvas (also known as “7 Windows of instructional design”). Those tools make designing tasks a systematic process of building up the complete visual representation of the L&D project. The Learning Battle Cards approach itself was developed in a crowdsourcing process with contribution of many educators. It has been becoming more and more popular all over the world. We will also pay attention to some inspirations from different areas like game industry, inbound marketing and design thinking. The workshop is going to be very practical and interactive. We are going to make all of us work on real projects.
FOR WHOM IS THE WORKSHOP?
Workshop is for all educators – trainers, academic teachers, instructional designers, HR and L&D specialists. It allows to enrich educator’s toolset with new engagement-oriented methods and tools. There are no pre-requisites for this workshop; no prior knowledge of instructional design required.
HOW TO PREPARE?
The best results can be achieved by working on real projects. Please come to the workshop with your real project or projects in mind. It can be an existing project or something you are going to work on in the near future. We will respect how much information you decide to share with a group. Please come with your mind open to unconventional methods.
PowerPoint for Blended Learning
PowerPoint is not evil or detrimental to learning. However, the way PowerPoint is used sometimes you'd think it was. PowerPoint is an excellent tool for conveying information but slide decks are not always built using best practices. In this hands-on workshop we will start off by learning some of the best practices in creating stunning slide decks for education and training. You will also look at effectively creating animations to convey a specific point for the learner. During the session we will also look at some of the new features and hidden treasures. At the end of this workshop, you would have created a slide deck that has some dazzling effects that is professional executed.
Using Camtasia in Your Blended Learning Courses
Camtasia is a very versatile and adept video editing tool that is used in a number of industries. It is very popular with eLearning developers as it allows not only for adding nice effects and transitions to videos, as well as including useful features such as noise removal and other audio editing enhancements. However, it also allows for interactive questions to be included so that the final result is not just a video, but a SCORM-compliant eLearning video lesson. Come explore how you can use Camtasia to create lessons quickly when they are mainly video-based while being able to track the progress of your learners. You may bring your own videos or shoot your own with your smartphone or use the videos that Joe will provide to you in the workshop. You are free to ask questions and will be encouraged to participate as much as you like.