The multimedia project was created in the class of 603 Design and development tools 1 in the fall of 2020. The knowledge I brought to this project was creating a project and creating promotional art. The multimedia project included a couple of things with creating a website, podcast, marketing posters, and other media things. The artifact's purpose was to create a project with different multimedia artifacts. They were making it a legit and promotable piece. This artifact was the final project of the class. My role in the production was designing the website, cover art, marketing poster, and recording of the podcast. This project was with a partner, and he was in charge of the resource page, music, and writing. We both were the instructional designer and developers of the artifact.
The multimedia project reflects both the MRK model and the ADDIE model. The ADDIE model reflects the design section. In the project, to obtain the goals, we had to follow a specific set of rules. Creating the media for the podcast, making the website, and recording the vlog and podcast. "Follow a particular set of rules, and each element of the instructional design plan must be executed with attention to detail." (Kurt, 2018) Creating something visually pleasing and educating the listeners on starting your podcast. Another section that reflects the multiple media is the development section. Before producing the final project, my partner, and I got together and wrote down the keys to starting a podcast. After brainstorming, we recorded the podcast and vodcast to put that piece into action. The website was the finished product of developing a three-step process of starting a podcast.
The MRK model reflects instructional problems. "The need of the client or the performance problem the client wishes to solve" (Morrison, Ross, and Kemp, 2013) In the process of figuring out what topic we were going to do. I told Chris that I started a podcast and had a couple of episodes recorded, and he wanted to start a podcast but never found the right time. So we decided to do our podcast on creating a podcast in 3 easy steps. This was targeted at individuals curious about starting one but didn't know where to start. The felt need is for the learner to be guided in starting a podcast. Another section in the MRK model that reflects is task analysis. This is creating the step-by-step process to teach the learners to master the objectives. Finally, to obtain their goals of starting their podcast. The message design is similar in connecting the audience with the information needed to create a podcast in our project.
The multimedia project reflects AECT 4 standards and performance indicators. My partner and I reflected on the collaborative practice in the multimedia project. Using my experience of running a podcast, I had some experience to guide us in the right direction. We created and marketed a project with multiple forms of instruction to help the learner understand the subject matter. Another section that reflects is the leadership portion. "Candidates lead their peers in designing and implementing technology-supported learning." (Januszewski, 2008) That was the goal when first creating this website was to implement technology learning. This demonstrates that creating our multimedia project was our way to design and implement technology-supported knowledge.
The things I learned in this project were how to properly create content with marketing possibilities—also, creating a website and adding all of the information with it being presentable. I am proud of this project. This displays how my growth within the master's degree. It was one of my first times working with a partner on a significant task, and I held my own and provided quality work. The project was professional and reflected the initial understanding of the subject matter. I will continue to grow as an educational technologist moving forward.
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