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Activity 4 - Evaluating Uses of Streaming Media in Educational Web Sites


In this activity, we will evaluate uses of streaming media in instructional web sites. Please look at the assigned site from the “List of Web Sites” with your group and rate the site based on the following scale.

Scale:                   1=poor          5=excellent

1. Ease of Use 
Did you understand how you were supposed to play/use the streaming media? ___ Y ___ N
Could you start/stop/rewind/pause at your discretion?  ___ Y ___ N
Could you navigate through the clip’s topics?  ___ Y ___ N
Did you know how long the clip would be? ___ Y ___ N

Bottom Line: Overall, did you feel like you could control the technology, or was it controlling you?

 

Overall Rating             Circle One:                1            2            3            4            5

2. Pedagogical Rationale for Streaming Media
Please answer the following questions.

What is the instructor’s intended use of the streaming media?

 

How well does the instructor achieve this goal?

 

How does the streaming media help to achieve the learning objectives of this lesson?

 

How does the streaming media help to achieve the learning objectives of this lesson?

 

What activities/assignments can be structured around the streaming media?

 

Pre-activities:

 

Follow-up activities:

 

Bottom Line:            Does the instructor have a solid rationale behind the decision to use streaming media?
Overall Rating Circle One:                1            2            3            4            5

3. MultiMedia Types 

What type(s) of media did the instructor stream?

___      Video Only
___      Audio Only
___      Video and Audio
___      Video and Text
___      Audio and Text
___      Video and Slides
___      Audio and Slides
___      Video, Audio, and Slides
___      Animation and Text
___      Animation, Audio, and Text
___      Animation and Audio
___      Other (please explain):

What alternative types of streaming media could be used to achieve the lesson’s learning objective?

 

Could the objective(s) be achieved without multimedia?

 

Did the instructor provide students with alternate methods of acquiring the content? (e.g. A choice of video, audio, or text?)

 

Bottom Line:            In your opinion, is the media used the BEST technology to present the content? Was this a good use of the type of streaming media used?

 

If yes, why?:

 

If no, why not?:

 

Overall Rating:            Circle One:                            1            2            3            4            5

4. Pedagogical Quality

Video: Was it easy or hard to see?

 

Audio: Easy or hard to hear?

 

Bottom Line: Did the production quality of the streaming media detract from or enhance the learning experience?

 

How would you rate the quality of the streaming media?

Overall Rating:            Circle One:                1            2            3            4            5


5. If you were to teach this material, how would you use streaming media in your site?

 


6.What do you like best about how this site uses streaming media?

 

 

 

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