This semester I will be completing a Field Study with the Accommodated Learning Centre(ALC) at the University of Lethbridge.
What does the Accommodated Learning Centre do?
The Accommodated Learning Centre(ALC) works with students who need extra time on exams or require notetakers,academic strategists or other tools to help them succeed within the university environment. In addition the ALC can help a students apply for grants that will allow them to purchase tools that will help to ease a students learning such as speech recognition software.
What will I be working on? How does this project Benefit the ALC and what do I hope to get out of the experience?
Every semester students who use the services of the ALC are required to go through a policy session, this session is required since this is when staff at the ALC will go through how to book a test with students,get all students to sign the required policy form and answer any questions students may have. This process is a long one since it requires that the staff personally show ever student how to use their test booking system.
This is why I have been asked to create a video that will make the process much easier for ALC staff, my plan is to create three video based modules to simplify the “how to book a test” process and also create a resource which can be posted online that students can access for future reference should they forget a step or need information.
As student in the New Media program working on his project will allow me to learn and improve on skills I have acquired over the course of my first 3 years in the New Media program.
GOALS OF THE PROJECT:
1. Learn how to successfully plan out and execute a film project.
2. Improve my editing skills using Adobe Premier CC software.
3. Work with another new media student and ALC staff to create the best project which accomplishes all the desires and goals of the project
PLANS FOR ACCOMPLISHING THE GOAL
1. I have gone through the ALC policy form to decide which policies should be included in the video and which ones should be left on the form not included in the video.
2 . My plan is to covey the information through a series of modules, which will explain
Who the Accommodated Learning Centre is?
What they do?
How they can help you (as a student)?
How to book a test through the ALC
Where to go/Who to ask if you need help?
I believe that the best way to relay this information is through a series of modules that would allow a student after having gone through all the modules once to then click on individual modules so that should they need to review a module such as how to book an exam through the ALC they can do so without needing to watch the whole series of videos.
As I mentioned ‘I have begun to work on storyboarding for some of the modules and talked to the ALC in advance to set up an alias account which I could use when I am screen capturing video for the how to book a test module.
This may not seen like a lot of work right now but in a week or 2 when I plan to begin filming having been open with the ALC about my plans and having a clear sense of the projects goals will help me to finish the video on time and do so in an efficient and well organized manner.
I will be meeting with my supervisor at the end of this week to discuss my plan of action and receive his input on what he would like to see included in the project to create the best possible result.
I will also be posting pictures of my storyboarding by the end of the week
Thanks for reading,