• Developing a Moodle Course as an Engaging and Collaborative Teaching Tool to Correlate the Common Core with K12 Videoconferencing

      Burroughs, Jenny Marie (2014-05-01)
      This project was designed to develop an online engaging and collaborative teaching tool for educators within my region on how to correlate the common core with K-12 video conferencing. I created an online e-learning platform in Moodle for educators to collaborate and share ideas anywhere at any time due to the fact educators may lack time and professional development opportunities to gather this information elsewhere. Not only will my project showcase my Moodle course, but also this opportunity will allow me to illustrate my results on the following learning theories of cognitive and constructivist and their principles to the plugins within the Moodle course content. Cognitive theories will include the six principles by Clark and Mayer and constructivist theories will include the principles by Allesi and Trollip. The overall achievement is to design a digital prototype that provides the opportunity for me to educate and facilitate to educators and to also have them educate and facilitate with others using the various Moodle plugins provided.
    • Podcast Creation for In-Home Use: An Overview of Podcast Creation Methodology Using Bloom’s Taxonomy

      Stam, Kathryn; Thesis Advisor; Lizardi, Ryan; Second Reader; Holmes, William (2021-05)
      Making an effective podcast is more complex than just using your laptop mic to record your thoughts to post on your favorite social media, there are methods or approaches with which to achieve the best results. My project was to overview the methods for making effective audio podcasts and making them available professionally and accessibly to an audience using a subject matter revolving around 3D printing. The resulting example podcasts and the framework used to create them was examined using Bloom’s Taxonomy to assess the formation and delivery of the content for maximum information retention and engagement of the listener. The final goal of this research was to examine and identify the most important characteristics in meaningful audio development for creating podcasts that will properly deliver subject matter and engage the listener. I did an audio-only podcast using a standard Windows computer to create a short series of 15–20-minute podcasts to exemplify the points I discuss in this research. The hope for this research was to outline and display this discipline in a meaningful overview, I particularly planned to use Bloom’s Taxonomy to review this subject matter in how it can be used as a framework for making effective podcasts.