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This page contains information about the Construction Method used in this workshop.
   
   
   
   
   

 

CONTACT:

Don Bergland
bergland@uvic.ca

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Construction METHOD

 

THE CONSTRUCTION METHOD
  This is a workshop dealing with "construction." We are going to learn how to construct an instructional resource. To do this, we need some understanding of the product we are going to build as well as a set of steps for the actual construction.
   
1. APPROACHES
  There are 4 different approaches to the construction of IRs. Note - For this brief workshop, we will be using Model 1 - Basic.
  1.
BASIC - Using Text and Image in Basic Programs
  TEXT Basic text programs include Word and PowerPoint.
  IMAGES Images are acquired using screenshots, digital cameras, scanners, and image libraries. Images are constructed and processed using Photoshop.
  ASSEMBLY Text and images are assembled in the Text program
  SOFTWARE Word or PowerPoint, Photoshop, Screenshot Program
     
  2.
COMPLEX - Using Text and Image in Publishing Programs
  TEXT Text programs may include Word and/or the DTP program itself.
  IMAGES Images are acquired using screenshots, digital cameras, scanners, and image libraries. Images are constructed and processed using.
  ASSEMBLY In this approach, the DTP program is used to assemble Text & Images
  SOFTWARE DTP Program (Adobe InDesign, Quark XPress), Photoshop, Screenshot Program.
     
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VIDEO - Using Text, Image, Motion Image, and Audio in Video Systems. Note that this approach can be done simply (using screencasts only) or in a more complex manner (using edited video).
  TEXT Video programs include Word and PowerPoint.
  IMAGES Images are acquired using screenshots, digital cameras, scanners, and image libraries. Images are constructed and processed using Photoshop.
  MOTION Instructional motion is captured using a Screencasting program. Constructed motion sequences can be created using a video editing program
  AUDIO Audio can be recorded using Audio Editing software or obtained in the Screencast program alone.
  ASSEMBLY Assembly can occur in a video editing program or in the Screencast progam alone.
  SOFTWARE In this approach, either the Screencasting software or video editing program is used for assembly
     
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AUTHORED - Using Text, Image, Video,and Audio in Interactive Envrionments.Authored systems include programs which focus on website construction and authored multimedia.
  TEXT Text can be constructed in Word or in the Authoring program
  IMAGES Images are acquired using screenshots, digital cameras, scanners, and image libraries. Images are constructed and processed using Photoshop.
  VIDEO Instructional motion is captured using a Screencasting program. Constructed motion sequences can be created using a video editing program
  AUDIO Audio can be recorded using Audio Editing software or obtained in the Screencast program alone.
  ASSEMBLY In this approach, the Authoring program is used for assembly
  SOFTWARE Director, Authorware, Dreamweaver, Nvu, Flash
 
2. BASIC METHOD FOR IR CONSTRUCTION
  We will be using a simple method for our workshop construction process (#1 above - Using Text and Image in Basic Programs).
   
  1. TOPICS - Determine a Topic
  3. LEARNING - Design a Set of Learning Steps by Running Through the Software
  4. TEMPLATES - Prepare the Manual Template
  5. TEXT - Construct the Text Sequence
  6. ILLUSTRATION - Review the Text Sequence for Illustrations
  7. SCREENSHOT - Screenshot Software Steps & Process
  8. ASSEMBLE - Assemble Illustrations in the Target Program. Test.
  9. DELIVERY - Determine Method of Delivery
     
 

 


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