Friday, June 09, 2006

Reflection: Session 2

In the session 2 of this module, I find the "Giant Squid" activity interesting and from which I learned that the effectiveness of interactive visual representations can be reinforced through associating interactive visual representations with some well-planned tasks and key questions.

Also, I have completed my task in order to try to deliever information and knowledge in an effective way.

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After completing the task, I realize that it is quite time-consuming in producing interactive visual representations because I need time to familiar myself with the subject matters, to analysis the information, to plan and design, and to implement.

In HK schools, there are insufficient resources (money) to find skillful (good IT skills and learning design theories) subject experts for each subject to dedicate to producing interactive visual representations. Nevertheless, I still think it is worthwhile to do because it actually helps learning and it is just a difficult starting if the interactive visual representations are reusable and affordable in different educational contexts. It is exactly a part of the concept of learning object defined by Daniel (

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  • At 6/09/2006 12:34 PM, Blogger Chan Kit Fun said…

    Dear Keith,
    Your picture and animation are great.
    I also agree with you that creating visual representation of information is time-consuming, so HK government should give more money to schools so that they can employ more teaching assistants to create these interactive teaching materials.

  • At 6/09/2006 2:01 PM, Blogger Kelvin Leung said…

    Very nice animation and interactivity. I think you manage to show the points very clearly.

    However, it took me a while to figure out where I need to click. Perhaps you could give more indication? Otherwise, people might ask "is this all?" without realizing that there is actually more information readily available just a mouse-click away!

  • At 6/09/2006 9:04 PM, Blogger Ryan said…

    I also think that it would be better if the hyberlink in the first page can be clearer.

    Besides, I like the animation very much, especially the one where the particles protesting heat from leaving outside.

    Anyway, good job!

  • At 6/11/2006 1:17 PM, Blogger Keith Ma said…

    Dear all,
    Thanks for your kind attention and valuable comments. Based on Daniel's and your suggestions, I have already made a minor improvement on my task.

  • At 6/13/2006 2:04 AM, Blogger Maximilian Wat said…

    Dear Keith,

    I like your presentation very much. It's animated and interactive.

    It's always easy to think about how to make something better when it comes to your eyes. So, I'd like to suggest that the gradation of change in temperature in the atmosphere is to be represented by the color gradient instead of the boundary lines between different layers.

  • At 6/13/2006 1:14 PM, Blogger Christina MLIM said…

    Good animation. But I still think if more tooltips or indicatons should be given. Think about that, the first time users have no chance to know the story behind and to ask the author how to use.

    p.s. Flash is a sophisticated tool to handle graphic and animation.

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