At NECC, Presenters from Innovative Video in Education (IVIE) are showing some great examples of student produced videos that speak to a “millenium student’s” need to use various forms of multimedia to facilitate learning.
They describe students as digital natives vs. digital immigrants. Adults are DSL –digital as a second language. Students want to learn with technlogy, with one anohter, online, in their time, in their place, doing things that matter. And the process of video supports that: brainstorm, story board, write/revise script, tape, edit final draft, publish. Video involves every aspect of a student’s creativity.
We can use video to reach some of the standards that we couldn’t otherwise achieve. And video production is supported by a wide variety of learning theory including constructivist, multiple intelligences, transfer and more. It’s active learning that sticks, that makes connections in the brain. In many ways that I’ll try to get into later, it parallels to what we can do with Weblogs, especially in the area of constructivist thought.
Some really amazing examples of ways to use video to facilitate learning. The website has most of videos for viewing.