Virtual Professional Experience
Innovative assessment using a 3D virtual world with
VirtualPrex is a mechanism whereby pre-service teachers can gain skills, confidence and techniques to support their real life professional experience prior to practicum by the use of virtual worlds.
About the Project
How to use SL and VirtualPREX tools
Contacts - Project Team
Assessment using Machinima
Support for this project has been provided by the Australian Learning and Teaching Council Ltd, an initiative of the Australian Government Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations. The views expressed in this website do not necessarily reflect the views of the Australian Learning and Teaching Council.
Resources for for teacher educators and pre-service teachers1. Making your own machinima
Instructions for making your own machinima can be found at:
Free software for teacher educators or pre-service teachers to use for making machinima:
UltraVNC Screen Recorder: http://www.uvnc.com/screenrecorder/
BB FlashBack Express: http://www.bbsoftware.co.uk/BBFlashBack_FreePlayer.aspx
Wisdom Soft: http://www.smallvideosoft.com/screen-video-capture/
Freez Screen Video Capture: http://www.smallvideosoft.com/screen-video-capture/
Video Capture Factory: http://www.videocapturefactory.com/
2. Web based tools for annotating machinima
The VirtalPREX machinima are available to use in your own teaching. You can set assessment tasks where pre-service teachers can annotate VirtualPREX machinima. The following list contains free software that your students can use to annotate existing machinima.
YouTube allows annotation of their videos; these annotations can be private to the individual or can be published for others to view.
This is a web-based service that allows annotation on YouTube videos. This is an extension for web browsers, and pre-service teachers would need to download the extension and allow it to be embedded in their browser. It allows for timed annotations on a YouTube video, the addition of captions to the video, and the addition of external web links on the video.
This software was designed for educational use with pre-service teachers. This is a web-based tool that requires the video (machinima) to be available on the web through a URL link. The service allows timed annotation on the machinima.
ANVIL is downloaded to your computer and enables extensive annotation on machinima (videos). It is complex software and has many features that would require more extensive instructions for use by teacher educators and pre-service teachers. It uses a series of colour codes to identify different types of annotations.
Video Image Annotation Tool is a Windows application that manually annotates machinima (video) on your computer.
Video Interactions for Teaching and Learning (VITAL) is another web-based machinima (video) annotation tool. It facilitates the writing of multimedia essays by allowing a synchronised construction of text and video product. It also incorporates a peer review system.
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