Friday, 27 May 2016

A Practical learning process

For breakthrough this term our Hub thought we would try something different. As a vehicle to explore effective communication in our Hub, we have embarked on a collaborative breakthrough project whereby the overall success of the project requires full effort and participation from each and every learner. From roles such as project managers, case creators, location managers, administration and travel team and a fitness team to prepare us for the big day, each learner has a vital role to fulfil. As the weeks progress, learners NEED to develop their skills of effective communication in order to collaborate. 

Today in Digital Immersion at the Tamaki Campus of the University of Auckland, the MDTA cohort experimented with Stop Motion animation. I decided to create my short movie around geocaching, and more specifically, the role that the Stonefields Learning process and learner qualities can play when we find ourselves stuck in the learning pit. Although quite time-consuming, Stop-motion animation is very easy to use once the content has been planned and all props are ready to go! The actual shooting of the photos took about 20 minutes, whereas the planning and editing took much longer. I look forward to sharing this with my learners and hearing what they might like to use this tool for. Video below...



3 comments:

Georgia Dougherty said...

This is so cute Latai! Well done, I can see you have put a lot of effort into the planning and creation of this. The zoom in on the 'motivator' was effective!

Dorothy Burt said...

Delightful Latai! I am so pleased that you have learnt to do this yourself as I know the learners in your Hub are keen animators and it really helps when the teacher has skills to support them. Your use of voice and choice of music supported this really well.

Stefani Parker said...

Very cool Latai, and a practical model for your for your learners. Also, have you seen the Penguins stop motion they created in earlier years?