It’s amazing how many resources I have been discovering at Johns Hopkins. I work within one small part of Johns Hopkins Medicine and have been discovering the many resources across the larger organization available to both staff and the public. One I recently discovered is the Johns Hopkins Medicine YouTube channel, which I would like to share with my readers. I embedded just a few examples from the channel below.
Last year “We Choose the Moon” was launched in celebration of the 40th anniversary of the Apollo 11 launch. This is a fantastic example of using video, audio, photos, and animation all in one course. Here is the link, www.wechoosethemoon.org. It is absolutely worth the visit.
Also, here is a video from AdobeTV that provides some background on the development of “We Choose the Moon.”
If you liked this course, you will also like these courses on space and NASA.
International Space Station – NASA
One Small Step – NASA
NASA 50 Years – NASA
Rocket Science 101 – NASA
A Sense of Scale – The Elegant Universe
Trace Space Back to You – NASA
And there are plenty more on the Free e-Learning page.
Dale Rankine recently launched the first video of his video training series for Flash mobile developers. If you are interested in developing with Flash Lite, say m-learning, you will want to check this out. The videos are developed for delivery on Adobe TV, but he is also making them available on Vimeo. Here the link, http://vimeo.com/adobeflashlite.
I am looking forward to seeing more of these videos and will be adding this to my Free e-Learning page, of course.
Here is a great video on what it would be like to descend into a black hole. Yes, I am an astronomy nut and I love educational videos/animation. Plus, it comes from my alma mater, University of Colorado at Boulder. So, when I saw this video and the great stuff coming out of Jila at CU, I had to share it.
The video contains insets that include a map of the trajectory and a clock that displays the time left until central singularity, where space and time come to an end. In e-learning central singularity is 1 continual hour of clicking next buttons. Had to throw that in.
Here are all the details of the science behind this video – http://jilawww.colorado.edu/~ajsh/insidebh/schw.html.
Here is an article on one way the army is using videos in online learning. http://www.cnn.com/2009/TECH/05/15/soldiers.videogames/index.html
They are creating “immersive cultural simulation” programs, which uses realistic video created in California, but also combines it with actual footage from Iraq. They make an important point in the article that “…soldiers relate more to human characters than virtual avatars.” I would think this is extremely important when it comes to cultural sensitivity, which they are using the simulations for. Bottom line, they are presented with a realistic video depicting a scenario where they must make a choice and then shown the results of their choice. Not a terribly complex design, but probably effective.
Here’s an update to a post I made last January regarding Adobe Flash on TV. This week the New York Times published an article, Adobe in Push to Spread Web Video to TV Sets, which reports on Shantanu Narayen’s, Adobe’s chief executive, announcement that Flash will be extended to TV sets AND he expects TVs and set-up boxes supporting Flash to be selling later this year. The article goes on to discuss its impact on Hollywood, being able to deliver video to TVs, PCs, cell phones and other devices in a single format.
There was no mention of educational uses. Not too surprising since we are a bit lower on the radar than Hollywood studios, but I am confident it has a lot of potential for e-learning delivery.
I was surprised to read that Microsoft’s Silverlight can be a formidable competitor for Adobe’s new venture. Plus, Microsoft already has a presence in many of our living rooms via devices like the Xbox 360, which can stream videos to TVs.
I am sure there will be much more news to come when these Flash enabled TVs hit the stores.
I was looking for some new online training to add to my Free e-Learning page and found these gems. For anyone who urgently needs to learn how to effectively kickflip your skateboard, these are a must. All kidding aside, both of these guys make good use of YouTube for delivering instruction. Kudos guys!
The video studio is now complete and ready to go. I have uploaded a tour of the studio on YouTube, which is embedded below.