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Saturday, February 11, 2012

A Second Look At Second Life (Irish)

Video Presentation for a Professional Distance Education Conference:
At professional conferences, the keynote speaker is often introduced through the presentation of a short video that focuses the audience’s attention and provides background and insight on the speaker’s topic. This year, you have been given the honor of participating in a distance education conference by introducing the keynote speaker’s address. Your introduction may focus on any aspect of distance education that you find timely and interesting. In order to introduce the speaker, you are required to develop a 5- to 6-minute video on the distance education topic you selected. 

You will work independently throughout the course to develop your Video Presentation. You will demonstrate:
  • The key aspects of your topic 
  • The best practices and authentic application of your topic
  • A strong research base for your topic
  • An organized presentation that follows good visual design principles

You will read a minimum of six research studies and/or scholarly articles on the topic of your video production published in the last three years. Each annotation should summarize the key findings of the research study, report the sample and methodology used, and critique the study. Use APA citations and reference formatting. Put your annotations in the Dropbox, along with a note to your instructor that your final video is posted in your blog.


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  2. Sarah,
    This great! Your use of conversation between the different teaching views was so creative. Open Sim and Reaction Grid are good Second Life - like places for students.

  3. You developed a great presentation. I liked the introductory of the video as you viewed the entrance of where students learn. The use of music in the beginning and ending of the presentation was good too. Great use of visuals also.

  4. I really enjoyed your introduction. I also liked your use of music in the video. This may be something that I try for my next presentation.