I just listened to the feedback from my instructor about my digital project. Doug, thanks for your comments they were thoughtful, insightful and helpful.
I never thought about using the video as part of a longer process for students. At one point I talk about a research paper but I just gloss over it because I only had 5 min to do to the whole video. I could have stopped the video and asked the learners to read the paper (or a section of it I highlighted and then think about a few questions) then continued the video with the learners more prepared to receive the information I was presenting to them.
I knew that the project was rushed and not perfect, I actually blogged about that earlier. However in the spirit of getting it done and not being a perfectionist I just did it.
It’s hard for me to not kick myself for not taking more time and doing a better job the first time. However I think it’s more helpful for me to accept that I didn’t do a 10/10 project the first time around and that’s ok. I did a bit of an infomercial (Doug’s words but I agree with him) and then rushed the important part of the lesson.
I have learned something and if I do a video like this again I know that drawing people in is important but needs to be kept short. What’s the point of setting a really good hook if you aren’t going to reel in the fish? If you haven’t seen ‘Cloudy with a chance of Meatballs 1 & 2’….you should, they are really good.
This is how I felt about this assignment. PS. The fish is the actually teaching I did in the assignment. The casting was my pizzaz and razzle dazzle.