Calling the Right Plays for Online Educators to Enter the Media Game
Concurrent Session 8
For the untold number of educators who believe the tools needed to inject media elements into their courses and programs are unattainable, Georgetown University’s Sports Industry Management master’s program will get them off the bench by sharing its playbook with a five-step process, including a live demonstration for creating media.
There are countless articles indicative of the positive effects of introducing and implementing media in the online classroom. “Video has the ability to convey material through auditory and visual channels, creating a multisensory learning environment” (Hibbert, 2017). With studies showing the increased ways that media, specifically video, have supported and enhanced online education, the question still remains: Why aren’t all programs utilizing media? The most common answers generally focus on a perceived lack of resources and general know-how.
Strategizing and implementing media into a single course or in an entire program has never been easier. As part of an ongoing, working collaboration, Georgetown University’s Sports Industry Management master’s program and Wiley Education Services have created a five-step process to utilize media elements for any program type and/or specific course. Elaborate crews, fancy lighting, and big budgets are not necessarily required. This media solution is available to anyone who wants to add high impact, interactivity and innovation in their academic curriculum. This presentation is solutions-oriented and will showcase a live demonstration of the some of the techniques described.
The goals of this presentation are:
- Introduce the five-step process to strategize media.
- Discuss the benefits and impacts for students.
- Share media examples that were created as a result of this process.
- Provide practical applications for audience members, no matter the size of the media production budget.
- Demonstrate a guest speaker technique utilizing a web conferencing tool live during the session.
This will be more of a conversation and storytelling session than a traditional presentation. We’ll discuss what has worked for us and how, in turn, attendees can utilize a successful process to implement media in your own curriculum.
Participants will be encouraged to share ideas, ask questions, and engage in an information-sharing environment and can expect to take away an understanding of how the right strategy can be used to implement media in a course or an entire program.
This presentation will benefit faculty members, program leadership, instructional designers, and instructional technologists. Attendance will be encouraged for those interested in implementing media on a course-by-course or programmatic basis.
Hibbert, M. (2017, April 7). What Makes an Online Instructional Video Compelling? Educause Review. Retrieved from https://er.educause.edu/articles/2014/4/what-makes-an-online-instruction...