For many situations, the best way to convey a concept is via an image, concept map, audio, video, animation or three-dimension visualization.
Common multimedia options include:
With so many options, your first task is to choose an appropriate technology, then create a sample file to use in a course. You should think of some best practices or favorite examples of educational content in your field to make the best decision.
The portfolio should include a detailed description of what you created and why, plus the technology used with a link to the files or screen captures whenever possible. Reflections of how you selected which multimedia technology to use and any difficulties you had can also be added.
There are a wide variety of multimedia skills that can be used. Pick the ones that are the most appropriate for your courses and discipline.
|If you would like to:||Here are some ways to learn|
|Take a screen capture of what's on your computer screen|
|Scan images, take digital photos or create graphics|
|Create Charts and Graphs|
|Learn to use audio and video on the Web (including podcasts)|
|Learn to create video for the Web|
|Learn to follow copyright law - how to avoid a potential lawsuit|