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EDCI 337 Assignment 4 – Group project

Introduction to the Climate Change

Group member: Hengyu Qi, Mengcheng Liu

Learning Outcomes:

By end of this blog, learners should be able to know:

1. What is climate change

2. What causes climate change

3. How does climate change affects people

4. How to improve the environment

Introduction:

Climate change is a difficult problem. The biggest issue of climate change is the environmental impact of humans, especially global warming. Global warming is destroying ecosystems. In this blog we will talk about climate change and how to improve the environment.

Climate change & cause:

Climate change refers to long-term shifts in temperatures and weather patterns (United Nations, nd). It is usually reflected by differences in the statistics of climate elements such as temperature and precipitation in different periods. The length of the variation ranges from the longest to the shortest interannual variation.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=th9FuzqjQGw&t=1s

The earth has an extremely complex climate system. Climate change can be divided into 2 categories: natural climate fluctuations and human activities. Natural climate fluctuations includes changes in solar radiation and volcanic eruptions. Human activities include increases in burning of fossil fuels and deforestation, changes in sulfide aerosol concentrations, and changes in land cover and land use.

We made a PPT and showed it to everyone in a video. In this video we mainly introduce 5 causes to the climate change.

The original PPT(video) at below:

Affects (people):

Climate change is a serious issue. “Global warming could lead to volatile weather, heat waves, heavy precipitation, flooding, droughts, intense storms, and sea-level rise“(WHO). Climate change will affect People’s Daily living environment and people’s health. Climate change can lead to extreme weather. These extreme weather often threaten the safety of our lives and property. For example, earthquakes can destroy houses and kill people. In addition, climate change will cause the spread of many diseases. Global warming, a long-term climate change, has led to the activation of many diseases. At the same time, climate change will also impair human immunity and susceptibility to disease, thereby affecting the spread of disease. It could lead to ecosystem degradation and put pressure on agriculture, reducing crop yields. 

We made an infographic about the climate change affects people, and summarized 5 affects.

The original Infographic at below:

How to Improve:

It takes a lot of effort to ameliorate the climate. For example, if we want to stop the global warming, we first need to replace fossil fuels with renewable energy. Of course, this is a problem that requires the joint efforts of all mankind. So what can we do in our daily lives to help stop global warming? We can drive less and fly less. We can change our eating habits. Raising cattle and sheep will emit a large amount of carbon dioxide, which leads to global warming. Reducing the consumption of meat can effectively help slow down global warming. And we can change the frequency of shopping, nowadays more and more people like to buy a lot of clothes and most of them only wear a few times and then go unused. The process of making clothing also produces a lot of carbon that worsens our environment. In addition to global warming, there are many negative climate changes, such as acid rain and sand storms. These also need us to work together to improve. Growing plants is an urgent matter. It will help us absorb carbon dioxide, stabilize the soil, and clean up the air. Improving the environment is an issue that we should pay attention to now. I hope we can work together.

In the end, we made a poster to conclude and appeal to everyone who watches our blog: it is everyone’s responsibility to care for the environment.

The original poster at below:

Learning Activity:

1. After reading this blog, students need to reflect on climate change and leave a comment below the blog.

2. After reading this blog, if you don’t understand the content, please leave a comment below the blog.

3. If possible, students should review more resources on climate change (videos, articles, blogs, etc.)

Learning design & theory:

Through the study of multimedia technology in this semester, we chose the method of poster making, presentation making and infographic making to share our research on climate. First, we used the Segmenting Principle to divide our learning objectives into four parts. This makes our learning objectives clearer and we think students will not have any barriers. After this semester’s study, we discovered a new theory – Cognitive Load. It illustrates that people are limited in what they can touch and remember in a short period of time, so they should omit the tedious text description. So, in our PPT, we focus on the cognitive load that we’ve learned in class. We only mention one point per slide and explain it with some short text. At the same time, we add background music to the presentation to make it softer to make it more interesting. Then we included an infographic in the blog so that they could intuitively feel the changes in the data. We added a QR code to the poster to keep it informative. In order to keep the volume of text as low as possible, we included only a few keywords in the posters and powerpoint to ensure that viewers could quickly understand the topic. This is consistent with Signal theory in the course. In our blog, we also apply Cognitivism. It focuses on a learner’s mental processes, such as thinking, memory, knowing, and problem-solving. In the blog, we use it to stimulate students’ thinking and let everyone protect our planet.

Bibliography:

United Nations. (n.d.). What is climate change? United Nations. Retrieved from https://www.un.org/en/climatechange/what-is-climate-change 

Environmental Protection Agency. (n.d.). Causes of Climate Change. Retrieved from https://www.epa.gov/climatechange-science/causes-climate-change 

Wu, X., Lu, Y., Zhou, S., Chen, L., & Xu, B. (2015, October 18). Impact of climate change on human infectious diseases: Empirical evidence and human adaptation. Environment International. Retrieved from https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0160412015300489 

Center for Climate and Energy Solutions. (2022, May 18). Extreme weather and climate change. Retrieved from https://www.c2es.org/content/extreme-weather-and-climate-change/ 

Student Energy. (n.d.). Energy system map. Student Energy. Retrieved from https://studentenergy.org/map/?gclid=CjwKCAjw-8qVBhANEiwAfjXLrpXGsJ-_GD2eJReiSfUkUA9KTRlXCM4Uipy9KhSm4QUMZWlmCZiY6BoCapoQAvD_BwE 

National Environment Agency. (n.d.). The National Environment Agency. National Environment Agency. (n.d.). Retrieved from https://www.nea.gov.sg/ 

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. (n.d.). Climate change impacts. Retrieved from https://www.noaa.gov/education/resource-collections/climate/climate-change-impacts 

Comment on Hengyu’s Blog

Hi, Hengyu I found myself more aware of these three models by reading your posts. They are of great help to multimedia teaching. I think the differences between the three models you analyzed are good, but I don’t think they work better together. Because they are suitable for different teaching fields. Your blog is great, and it would be interesting to add a little bit of your own real-life examples of these three models.

How Do We Evaluate Multimedia and Multimedia Tools?

Three important multimedia tools are TPACK, SAMR, and SECTIONS. SAMR model is designed to help students understand complex knowledge concepts more clearly. It helps students understand and learn by replacing, enhancing, modifying, and redefining difficult concepts. Substitution mainly refers to the substitution of traditional teaching tools for technology. For example, electronic documents can be used instead of paper assignments. This is what I think is the core of the SMAR model.

The SECTIONS model is used to focus on educators choosing the right type of technology to incorporate into their curriculum. This is a synthetic technique that analyzes the potential of the students, considers the reliability of the technology, studies the cost of using it, the interaction between the technologies, the changes needed to the organization, the old and new technologies, and how long it will take to install them. It evaluates software or technology through these aspects to determine whether it is suitable for use.

The TPACK model is a framework for providing solutions to the challenges teachers face in implementing educational technology. It integrates content knowledge, teaching knowledge, technology knowledge, technology content knowledge, and technology teaching knowledge. TPACK is the result of combining these. It takes into account the different types of knowledge and how teachers develop this knowledge. It can also be used as a standard to measure teachers’ knowledge. To help technology succeed in the classroom.

After understanding and analyzing these three models, I think they are used in different teaching fields. Different courses can be evaluated and integrated using different models. I haven’t taken a class on using models yet. It is hoped that these models can be better applied in the teaching field in the future.

References:

Kurt, S. (2019, September 16). TPACK: Technological Pedagogical Content Knowledge Framework. Educational Technology. Retrieved June 22, 2022, from https://educationaltechnology.net/technological-pedagogical-content-knowledge-tpack-framework/

Sections analysis – sections analysis for teachers. Google Sites: Sign-in. (n.d.). Retrieved June 22, 2022, from https://sites.google.com/site/sectionsanalysisforteachers/sections-analysis

YouTube. (n.d.). YouTube. Retrieved June 22, 2022, from https://www.youtube.com/

Comment on Hengyu’s Blog

Hi, Hengyu By reading your blog, I think I have deepened my understanding of ULD. This new learning method can effectively improve the learning environment of disabled students. At the same time, I believe ULD and UID are inseparable. In your blog, you made a specific general discussion about your own experience, which enabled me to bring it into the whole article and deepened my understanding of ULD. Although this way of learning that can reduce barriers is only suitable for particular groups, for the time being, I believe it will play a more significant advantage in the future.

Inclusion & Differentiated Learning

Universal Instructional Design - UofG OpenEd
https://opened.uoguelph.ca/student-resources/Universal-Instructional-Design

With the development of The Times and the advancement of technology, the education industry is more and more inclined to be more inclusive. I know UID, UDL, and UBD from this week’s lecture. They are very different from traditional education methods and are more inclusive. Today I mainly want to talk about some understanding and application of UID. Universal Instructional Design (UID) has seven principles:

  1. Be accessible and fair
  2. Be straightforward and consistent
  3. Provide flexibility in use, participation, and presentation
  4. Be explicitly presented and readily perceived
  5. Provide a supportive learning environment
  6. Minimize unnecessary physical effort of requirements
  7. Ensure a learning space that accommodates students and Instructional methods

These principles help teachers design barrier-free teaching activities, environments, and materials. And create learning experiences that respect and value diversity. These seven principles are at the heart of UID and a prerequisite for creating a more inclusive approach to teaching and learning.

https://www.youtube.com/

This teaching model is quite new to me. After watching the video, I found that it can accommodate more types of students. At the same time, he is committed to the great goal of improving the learning environment for people with disabilities so that more students with disabilities can learn normally.

References

Universal instructional design. Universal Instructional Design – UofG OpenEd. (n.d.). Retrieved June 13, 2022, from https://opened.uoguelph.ca/student-resources/Universal-Instructional-Design

YouTube. (n.d.). YouTube. Retrieved June 13, 2022, from https://www.youtube.com/?watch=

EDCI 337 – Core Multimedia Skills

What I am going to update and upgrade is my last dynamic poster made with Canvas. Through reading the suggestions given by my classmates, I have gained more understanding and research on multimedia. I found that my poster production was not very good. I decided to recreate it.

This is my old poster

I recreated the new poster

I didn’t change the overall background color of the poster significantly. Pink is the best color for ice cream because the main customers are children and women. I have absorbed and adopted Hengyu’s suggestions in the comments. The overall color of the previous poster is really not bright enough. Color psychology is a good illustration of how to use different colors to break through and arouse customers’ interest.

Then I modified the overall layout and the layout of small pendants inside to make the whole poster more compact and three-dimensional. I removed all the dynamic pendants because of the cost of the whole poster. Although dynamic posters can attract customers’ attention more, they also have great defects, such as reduced mobility. It can only be held in place by an electronic screen. The layout of the poster is a very important foundation for the whole poster.

Using the theory of cognitive load of learning in class, I modified the poster to be more concise. The superfluous text was removed and more images were added to make people think. In order to highlight the authenticity of the whole poster is to add real pictures as a reference. There is a limit to how much one person can absorb in a short period of time, so adding more pictures is a better option because pictures are easier to accept and understand.

I ended up adding my own QR code. In this more and more information age, I find the telephone as a bridge of communication is a very backward form. It makes it easier for people to connect posters to services. With the development of science and technology, people are always in pursuit of more convenience, so the use of TWO-DIMENSIONAL code can bring people a faster way to use, but also can make more customer groups more comfortable.

Although I didn’t actually run an ice cream shop, it was a good experiment and it will accumulate valuable experience for the work I choose to do next. This kind of learning and activity is very necessary because it is connected with real life.

References:

BBC. (n.d.). Cognitive load theory: Explaining our fight for focus. BBC Worklife. Retrieved June 13, 2022, from https://www.bbc.com/worklife/article/20201103-cognitive-load-theory-explaining-our-fight-for-focus

YouTube. (2020). YouTube. Retrieved June 13, 2022, from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eiV7E_LVlxs.

YouTube. (2019, November 11). Marketing color psychology: What do colors mean and how do they affect consumers? YouTube. Retrieved June 13, 2022, from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x0smq5ljlf4

Comment on Hnegyu’s blog

Hi, Hengyu Through reading your articles and posters, I found that we have the same idea. We all think posters are the easiest way for people to accept. At the same time, I think posters need bright colors and prominent fonts to attract people’s attention. You did a great job on your poster with perfect information like date and email. I thought it would be perfect to include some pictures related to the event. I am looking forward to the opportunity to create posters with you in the future, which will let us learn from each other and make progress together.

Design of Multimedia Learning Objects and Artifacts

With the wide application of multimedia teaching in the education industry, we should understand how teachers design and come out of these interesting courseware. In my opinion, more activities of design and multimedia application should be carried out for students so that multimedia education can be better integrated into daily learning.

I used canvas to make an animated poster.

This dynamic poster will better express our ideas without causing a cognitive load. Its content is simple and easy to understand. Dynamic diagrams make things more interesting. I once designed posters for the milk tea shop where I worked. I find that posters with bright colors and less text tend to get people’s attention. The best way is to play dynamic posters on electronic screens. Multimedia education can use the same method to attract students’ attention.

EDCI 337 – Comment on member’s Blog 2

Hi Hengyu, After reading your post, I understand that gamified learning is great for students to improve. You share your own experience of engaging in play-based learning. It made the whole post come alive. I watched the video you posted. It shared a lot of examples that made me more convinced of the importance of gamified learning.

I think we have some of the same ideas about adding games to our learning. I look forward to researching and discussing this topic with you. I think your posts can be more persuasive if you include more examples. I love your post, thank you for sharing.

How do we learn-(gamily Learning)

https://zhuanlan.zhihu.com/p/274446659

Advantages of gamified learning

Adding games to study can improve students’ interest and efficiency. Games are more fun for students than rigid textbook knowledge, and allow more students to form different groups to compete. Studies have shown that gaming improves brain health and the release of endorphins. More and more teachers are adding games to their classes. This shows that gamified learning has become a growing trend.

Gamified learning strategies

We’ve already seen the advantages of gamified learning. Now let’s look at how gamification of learning can be implemented. The teacher can divide the whole class into groups and set up a leaderboard, so that each group can study and compete in the form of games. This not only promotes the emotional communication between students but also enables them to learn knowledge. The purpose of the group is to promote cooperation and communication among students. Students are always looking forward to games, so it’s time to create some surprises. For example, the team that wins the first place in the competition can be given a badge or unlock a better software background.

In this video you can see how the reward system works. The most important thing for students is their grades. If they win the first place in the game, they can get extra points. This is a huge help in improving students’ motivation and participation. For many students, gamified learning is very attractive because it is boring to just learn from the textbook.

The extensibility of gamified learning

It has a strong ability to promote because more and more educational institutions are making efforts to research play-based learning software. They were translated into various languages and quickly spread around the world. It also creates more jobs and boosts the economy.

References:

Buljan, M. (2021, November 29). Gamification for learning: Strategies and examples. eLearning Industry. Retrieved May 29, 2022, from https://elearningindustry.com/gamification-for-learning-strategies-and-examples https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=MuDLw1zIc9

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