Designing a Multimodal Open Access Lab Methods in Geosciences Textbook - An Action Research Study

Publication Date

Spring 4-9-2019

Document Type

Presented Paper


With the purpose of providing a high quality open access multimodal textbook of geoscience lab methods classes, this study undertook an action research to find answers to the question: What are effective procedures to create affordable, meaningful, and inclusive video instructional materials for formal and informal learning of laboratory methods in geosciences? Between August 2016 and May 2018, the research team experimented with a standard video camcorder, a DSLR camera, and a smartphone camera to capture images and videos in geoscience labs. Data were analyzed iteratively with a narrative inquiry approach and document analysis. Three best practice guidelines were determined for image and video production, data management, and applying closed captioning.

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