Portfolio

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Welcome to Instructional Design by Cynthia!

I am a Mom in search of a mission, as I continue my MA in Instructional Technology eLearning  (06/2023) and Graduate Cert. in eLearning (06/2022). My background as a teacher influences and colors every part of my life.

The ability to narrow down the important information, digest it, and recreate it in clear and concise ways is probably my most versatile skill.  Teachers are trained to look for ways to evaluate and assess current systems, data, and information, to problem solve and create strong, visually appealing, clear, and concise content.

I can help you design and deploy long or short course lessons. I am a former Zoological Education Programs Manager, Elementary Education Science Teacher, and a virtual ESOL Teacher. I have experience designing programs for diverse audiences both in-person and virtually.

Please take some time and explore the examples below of different media in which training can be delivered.  Multimedia projects enhance training programs, customer service, education programs, and more!  These can be in video form, infographics, gamification or interactive slide presentations.  Activities can be used in stand-alone lessons or be combined into larger projects, units, or lessons.

Email Cynthia for more information on how I can help you reach your eLearning and multimedia goals at Cynthia@keepingUpWithKids.com

Video

Short Videos can be used to promote products or reinforce learning targets in a meaningful way.  Here are two quick video examples created and narrated by Cynthia Buckley.  The Videos below were created using different methods.  Some were created in a traditional digital format and edited with Premiere Pro and audio recordings created in Audacity, others were created using slide programs like Google Slides, Prezi or PowerPoint in conjunction with audio recordings (edited with Audacity) and screen recorders like OBS Studio.

 

Audio

Audio can be used alone to effectively convey emotion, feelings, or promotion.

Interactive (Clickable) Slide Presentations

Interactive slide presentations are a fantastic and simple way to combine multimedia and bring the user into the presentation.  Audio, video, and affiliate links place the information at the user’s touch.  Don’t forget to click on the pictures in the presentation to see more information about each of the locations.

These types of presentations can be presented live in person or dropped on a website for private review.

Infographics

Rotation / Revolution by Cyndi Buckley

Game-Like Format

It is often important for the presenter to get an understanding of the effectiveness of the lesson/ presentation.  Interactive slides can be used in a game-like form for a deeper understanding of the target information.

In this next example, the user can click on the answers to the questions and know immediately if they got it right or wrong.  Try clicking on the wrong answers to see what happens.

Google Forms and products like H5P, Peardeck, Hello Smart, and Kahoot can give your user practice using fun and sometimes even competitive activities.

Storyboards

Storyboards are important!  A detailed storyboard will help your team work together and document each decision that is made for your unit of study or project.  They can be used to track changes in your plan and help keep the workflow moving in the right direction.  They can also be used to pitch the idea to committees or other individuals who need to approve the plan.

 

 

 

 

Multimedia Authoring
Abstract
Cynthia Buckley

Multimedia Lessons and Presentations allow the user to have a more immersive experience in learning information. The options are endless and can include videos, photography, interactive game-like functions, and quizzes to name a few. These tools allow the author to engage the client or student in ways that were previously difficult if not impossible in a virtual format.

The following project uses short videos and photos to reinforce and elaborate learning goals in interesting ways. The use of color and design are important in keeping the viewers engaged and interested in the presentation. The video in this case requires the viewer to take an active part in the lesson.

Interactive game-like activities and quizzes increase viewer interactive engagement. These options are a great way to measure the effectiveness of the presentation or lesson. Exit tickets allow the presenter to evaluate the effectiveness of the presentation or lesson. These can be true/ false, fill in the blanks, multiple-choice, and more. In this example, a program called H5P was used to create a True or False exit ticket and a quick memory game. There are many tools that can accomplish these interactive portions creating interest and engagement in an otherwise dry topic.

Resources

Milman, N.B. (2014), The flipped classroom strategy. Distance Learning 11(4), 50-62

SofieZoborilova. (2017, August 15). Yoga calm release. [Photo] Retrieved from https://pixabay.com/photos/yoga-calm-release-stretching-2662239/

Vonsasson. (2014, February 11). Graffiti chalkboard. [Photo] Retrieved from https://pixabay.com/photos/graffiti-chalkboard-blackboard-love-2227941/

BiljaST. (2017, September 7). English language. [Photo] Retrieved from https://pixabay.com/photos/english-english-language-language-2724442/

SerenaWong. (2016, September 1). Man office. [Photo] Retrieved from https://pixabay.com/illustrations/man-office-businessman-business-1633667/

Katzenfee. (2018, March 23). Colorful drink. [Photo] Retrieved from https://pixabay.com/photos/colorful-drinks-glasses-drink-juice-3252180/

MindfulThinks.(2020,May 6). Can you pass this multitasking test. [Video]

Simons, Daniel. (2010, April 28). The monkey business illusion. [Video]

Buckley, Cynthia (2020, November 10). Attention matching game [Interactive Activity] https://annebuckley.h5p.com/content/1291164676859663638

Buckley, Cynthia (2020, November 10). Attention Exit Ticket. [Interactive Activity] https://annebuckley.h5p.com/content/1291164702898267278

Nolongerhere. (2015, September 8). Baby blocks alphabet [Image] https://pixabay.com/photos/baby-blocks-alphabet-abc-letters-925017/

Mohamedhassan. (2018) June 6). Reading women. [Photo] https://pixabay.com/photos/reading-woman-dusk-outside-3456671/

 

 

Women in a peacful setting focusing on doing yoga.

 

Topic – Attention in learning

Definition of attention

Multitasking

Purpose – An example of what is possible in the use of multimedia authoring.

Objective – Demonstrate a presentation that includes, video, slides and game-like functions.

Resources –

Milman, N.B. (2014), The flipped classroom strategy. Distance Learning 11(4), 50-62

SofieZoborilova. (2017, August 15). Yoga calm release. [Photo] Retrieved from https://pixabay.com/photos/yoga-calm-release-stretching-2662239/

Vonsasson. (2014, February 11). Graffiti chalkboard. [Photo] Retrieved from https://pixabay.com/photos/graffiti-chalkboard-blackboard-love-2227941/

BiljaST. (2017, September 7). English language. [Photo] Retrieved from https://pixabay.com/photos/english-english-language-language-2724442/

SerenaWong. (2016, September 1). Man office. [Photo] Retrieved from https://pixabay.com/illustrations/man-office-businessman-business-1633667/

Katzenfee. (2018, March 23). Colorful drink. [Photo] Retrieved from https://pixabay.com/photos/colorful-drinks-glasses-drink-juice-3252180/

MindfulThinks.(2020,May 6). Can you pass this multitasking test. [Video]

Simons, Daniel. (2010, April 28). The monkey business illusion. [Video]

Buckley, Cynthia (2020, November 10). Attention matching game [Interactive Activity] https://annebuckley.h5p.com/content/1291164676859663638

Buckley, Cynthia (2020, November 10). Attention Exit Ticket. [Interactive Activity] https://annebuckley.h5p.com/content/1291164702898267278