Inaugural SPH Learning Design Meeting

Jake Waxman leading presentation in room of media colleagues held in the Media Hub.

The CHDS Media Hub team continues its ongoing mission to improve multi-modal pedagogy across the Harvard Chan School through a new partnership between Media Hub Lead Jake Waxman and Media and Educational Technology Services (METS) Video Producer Julia King. Waxman and King brought together instructional designers and video producers working in complimentary roles at the School with the dual goals of crafting an on-going working group for knowledge sharing and collaboration and providing take-away examples of multi-modular, pedagogical methods.

Video Producers and Instructional Designers work on opposite ends of the multimedia education production process but operate on similar logic and strive for similar goals. While the instructional designer’s goal is to make the lesson pedagogically strong through planning and designing learning materials, video producers are responsible for employing strong pedagogical practices in the production and video editing process. Waxman and King identified these two roles as collaborative opportunities if each were approached in a more trans-disciplinary way with a global view of the production process.

The Media Hub team gave attendees a tour of our space, including examples of the Hub’s preproduction, production, and postproduction processes, and how each part of the workflow supported experimentation, novelty in approaches, and iterative improvements.

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