Robert Stern, The University of Texas at Dallas, email@example.com; Jeffrey Ryan,
University of South Florida,
firstname.lastname@example.org; Ning Wang, The University of Texas Dallas, Ning.Wang@utdallas.edu; Siloa
Willis, The University of
Texas Dallas, Siloa.Willis@utdallas.edu.
Description: Developing more and better animations of fundamental earth
processes should be a priority, not only
because animations generally aid learning but also because the students now moving through
our educational system
are the most visually stimulated generation that we have ever taught. Geoscientific
information and processes are
very amenable to treatment using videos and animations, but not enough are being made or
assessed in the classroom.
This workshop is designed to engage interested geoscientists to make and assess their own
geoscience videos and
animations. The workshop will stress the importance of identifying target audiences,
identifying a suitable topic
and carrying out research on it, generating storyboards and narrations, making and editing
videos and animations,
and the importance of sound, dissemination, and assessment.