Talk:Michael Lucatorto's Portfolio Page


Instructor comment on your instructional analysis -- Jz833665 15:47, 9 April 2011 (EDT)

Hi Michael,

Great to see you catch up with your design project. The instructional analysis documented in your portfolio page looks solid and well-informed, and will guide your next steps productively.

A few thoughts for you to consider:

  1. Jing is a useful tool; but a narrow focus on one tool will very easily lead you to creating a technical tutorial, which you may not be what you are really interested in. So I'd suggest that you broaden your focus to include pedagogical principles to use video in online instruction: what is it good fore, used in what ways? This will make your mini-course pedagogically rich.
  2. Two mini-courses have been created in the KNILT space related to yours (see below). You may want to look at them, and create reference links to these as appropriate.

Jason Chwirut: Mini Course: Camtasia Studio Jason Kozel: Snagit: Instructional applications

Re: Instructor comment on your instructional analysis -- Michael Lucatorto 15:01, 26 April 2011 (EDT)

Based on your suggestions I've expanded my scope to include a broader focus on screen capture in instruction

to do -- Michael Lucatorto 15:00, 26 April 2011 (EDT)


break all units into separate pages

do I switch between screencasting and screen capture and the word video too often? am I confusing users?

resources area vs references area

Instructor comments on your draft units -- Jz833665 16:27, 3 May 2011 (EDT)

Michael- The mini-course units you've created look solid and informative. A few suggestions:

  • Engaging the learner: In your unit 1, maybe lesson 1 or 2, you may better stimulate and direct the learner's interest by providing specific examples of screen videos created by teachers to support their teaching in productive ways in different contexts and content areas.
  • Facilitating understanding: For each major activity (e.g. reading, viewing a video) you may provide one sentence or two to inform the learner the focus and purpose so they can better engage.
  • Using an authentic whole task: Have you thought about letting the learner develop/propose an authentic whole task in the first unit and accomplish it through the whole mini-course, like what we did for the design project in ETAP 623?
  • Navigation: As you've noted, putting each unit (and the references) into a separate wikipage will ease the navigation and read.