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Formative events enhance learning by providing further opportunities to learn during the overall learning experience. The formative events are immediate and occur as skills and knowledge are forming. The idea of formative events is often used with the idea of a formative assessment, that is in-lined with the learning module and the assessment become a part of the learning. Within my enhanced screencasts I have used popcorn.js to inject links, popups and learning outcomes while the screencast is running. When the learner clicks the link it is opened in a new tab or window, this allows the screencast to continue (or be paused) and the learner to further explore the concept via the linked information (this is not possible with current screencasting technology). The popups highlight important pieces of information. The learning outcomes identify during the screencast.
The summative event(s) are via a link once the screencast is complete. It provides a complete summary of the screencast with links to the following;
- the youtube instance of the screencast
- the popcorn.js enhanced version of the screencast
- a listing of all this links presented during the screencast
- a listing of the learning outcomes identified during the screencast
- a reflective activity to deepen learning