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Photos of #CIEEIFDS Seville

Here are the images I was able to capture during the IFDS in Seville last week. I figured it was best to post this sooner rather than later because I wanted to acknowledge the amazing people that we (the seminar attendees) worked with during our time in Seville. Thank you to Oscar Ceballos, Carlos Pineda, Miguel Romero, Antonio Perez, Carlos Sanches, Ruben Diaz and Emilio Gonzales Ferrin. I would also like to thank the six ladies with whom I shared and collaborated with during the seminar: Collete, Rebecca, Nancy, Kaitlin, Ellen, and Rylan. Learned so much from you ladies!

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#CIEEIFDS COMM Summer 2016 Radio Show #Sevilla #Spain

Hopefully you have read my previous posts and understand the context of this post. Just in case: I am doing an international professional development seminar in Seville in which I am learning and practicing communication strategies (and using digital media). One of the assignments in the seminar was to record sounds of the city during our stay in Seville. We finally used those sounds today during the production and recording of a radio podcast. It was a two hour preparation time of scripting and sound editing before recording our radio show. I am really impress with the final product!

I have to upload more sounds that I captured this week (they are now updated). I have many more, including interviews and more street sounds. However, I want to share our radio podcast. Big thank you to Radiopolis for letting us use their space to work on the project and their recording studio.

Here is our story, narrative, experience:

IFDS Communication Strategies in Context Summer 2016 Radio Show

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The Sounds of Seville [Sonidos de Sevilla] #CIEEIFDS

The Assignment

As part of the seminar I have a bit of homework and will be sharing (or at least try) to share it every day. The homework consist of audio recordings of sounds, conversations, audio reflections, interviews, and other audio recorded during the next few days in Seville. Each audio recording should be no more than two minutes long.

The Recordings

CIEE Seminar Director: Oscar Ceballos:

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Local Hero

 

Walking Tour of Old Town Sevilla:

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Carlos Sanchez

 

Reggaeton on the Streets of Seville:

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Street Art

Morning Walk to CICUS (Universidad de Sevilla) 

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Cobblestone Streets

Visual Narrative (Operation Just Cause)

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Photo Credit: Wikipedia

The Importance of Context [Games of Thrones Example]

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Emilio Gonzalez Ferrin

 

First Impressions of Seville [Nancy & Enilda]

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Royal Palace

Horse Carriage

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Old Town Seville

Church Bells

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Church Bells

What is information? 

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Ruben Diaz

 

Interview in “El Corte Ingles”

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El Corte Ingles

Coffeeshop Conversation with Local Sevillanos

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Flea Market “El Jueves”

 

Note: Here is the updated post with all the audio recordings from Seville, Spain.

 

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Greetings from Seville! #CIEEIFDS @CIEESeville

Thrilled to be in Seville, Spain for another CIEE International Faculty Professional Development Seminar. Thankful for the CIEE Alumni Scholarship which helped sponsor my participation in this seminar. The title of the seminar is “Communication Strategies in Context: Culture Learning and Community Engagement through Digital Tools.” I hope to provide regular updates throughout the week related to the seminar.

Homework:

Also, as part of the seminar I have a bit of homework and will be sharing (or at least try) to share it every day. The homework consist of audio recordings of sounds, conversations, audio reflections, interviews, and other audio recorded during the next few days in Seville. Each audio recording should be no more than two minutes long.

Now it is bed time. Buenas noches!

Museo del Baile Flamenco (Sevilla, España)
Academia, Research, Writing

Call for Chapters for New Book on Trends in #EducationalGaming in P-12

We are developing a new book for publication for IGI Global Publishing titled, Handbook of Research on Gaming Trends in P-12 Education that will be edited by Dr. Donna Russell and Dr. James Laffey at the University of Missouri at Columbia. We would like you to consider submitting a chapter.  Attached to this email is the Call for Chapters.
This book will be a compendium of multidisciplinary perspectives on the ongoing and future trends in gaming, virtual immersive learning environments, in primary and K-12 education providing a systemic review of virtual immersive learning environments in P-12. IGI Global Handbooks are designed to be definitive overviews of a major interdisciplinary topic.  The purpose of the book is to provide a definitive response to the potential of virtual immersive learning environments in P-12 education by incorporating multiple perspectives on the process of learning, the pedagogy, the design and the integration of emerging technologies in games developed and yet to be developed for p-12 education.
We are hopeful that you will consider adding your perspective and expertise to support our goals for this publication to produce a definitive guide to the design, development, implementation, and evaluation of trends in gaming in P-12 education.
Thank you for considering our request and please feel free to contact Dr. Donna Russell via email, russelldl@missouri.edu or on her cell, 314.210.6996 if you have questions.   Dr. Russell has developed a website and Google group to develop discussions, this publication and potential symposiums and conferences on this critical topic in education. Please consider reviewing the site and engaging in dialog on this project.
Sincerely,
Dr. Donna Russell and Dr. James Laffey
Donna Russell, Ph.D.
Faculty, School of Information Science and Learning Technologies
College of Education
University of Missouri at Columbia
cell:  314.210.6996.
Jim Laffey
Professor, School of Information Science and Learning Technologies
College of Education
University of Missouri at Columbia

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Development of Multimedia Instruction [Student Projects] – Part II

A few weeks ago, I posted a blog about some of the projects that my students are doing in the development of instructional multimedia class. Since my last blog post the students have continued with their projects. We have moved on to the video tutorial and the instructional video. In the video tutorial, they were required to present video instructions to a process (step-by-step guide). On the other hand, in the instructional video the students had to focus on presenting a video about a topic. The instructional video would be an element they could use to explore a topic in detail (nutrition, photography, drinks, etc.)

I was amazed by the level of commitment to their assignments! The topics were very interesting. There was a range of different topics. I must also add that because of the semester schedule they have about two weeks in between submission deadlines for each projects. Here are their projects (with their permission):

Video Tutorials

Link: http://bit.ly/HVeJI5

Link: http://bit.ly/1e5d7WW

Instructional Videos

Link: http://bit.ly/1iccYDW

They are now working on their final assignments for the multimedia class. At the end of the semester they will have a multimedia portfolio which they can use to enhance the portfolio that they need to submit at the end of the program. I can’t wait to see their final portfolios!