EDDL 5131 Multi-Media Enhanced (MME) Lesson Michael Nauth
I created an MME lesson on ‘Calculating a Simple Set of Stairs’ using Audacity™, Prezi™, YouTube™, a video camera, a MacBook Pro, and a desktop PC. I drew the stair diagram in AutoCAD™, entered text directly into the Prezi, and added a few photos from the web. I voiced-over the slides and I feel that the lesson is completely deliverable online.
For a first run at video, it went smoothly and quickly since I was fortunate to have the assistance of one of my former students who happened to drop by just as I was about to start. It would have taken much longer if I were working alone. The video easily downloaded to my Macbook. I then copied it to a memory stick and transferred it to my PC. I did the Prezi™ on my PC since I wanted to be sure that all of my colleagues could access it. I added voice to each slide using Audacity™, and saved each file individually to my hard drive and then inserted them one at a time into the Prezi™. There were a few inexplicable glitches, but I worked away until I got it – about 20 hours total for a 15 minute presentation or what would be about 30 minutes of in-class time. I am hoping that I will be able to cut that time to about 5 hours as I get better at this.