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Alternate Reality Games and how they apply to learning


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Daniela Alvarado
October 30, 2011

I thought the beginning was a good original way to start the video. I also enjoyed the tow examples that were given (batman and the world cup). It was a good way for us to relate to ARGs.
I thought the video was lengthy and a little boring. Too much information and little interaction. I also had trouble with the audio.

Brandalyn Williams
October 30, 2011

I enjoyed the suspenseful introduction, through the music at the beginning as well as his voice made it very interesting. I like on every bullet points they gave bold headings and when the elaborated they used all different types of videos and graphic.

I would suggest improving the audio. It seemed that the audio was fairly low on the microphone it came across very soft throughout the presentation. Another improvement would be to keep the intensity throughout the presentation. It was very exciting in the beginning, then it just seemed to have monotone pitch on 2/3 of the rest of the presentation.

Kevin Hixon
October 24, 2011

I really enjoyed all of the different graphics and pictures that went into the video, it helped to keep the video interesting and entertaining. I also really liked the level of detail that you guys put into the explanation of alternate reality games, after watching your video I feel as though I could explain them perfectly.

There were one or two times during the video where the screen seemed to lag or stay at a certain frame for just a bit longer than it should have, the screen seemed to freeze around 3:20. I also think that providing an actual example of an alternate reality game being used for education could have showed how the technology is actually being used in the classroom.

Kai Kang
October 23, 2011

Great video!! I think you did a really great job on finding collection of video clips, pictures, and slides supplementing your speech to make the presentation more comprehensible. Also, the introduction with spooky music really grasped my attention and sparked my interests to the topic.

However, I had a hard time listening to your speech due to your voice is too small. Maybe you should try to speak louder as you recorded the video. I also found sometimes your speech and pictures are not coherent enough that I am not so sure about the irrelevance between the two.

Isabella Jebian
October 23, 2011

I liked the use of video editing here a lot. Presentation was way too long, this could've been condensed a great amount

Elise Mark
October 23, 2011

I thought this was a really great video. You did some different things than other video and had some creative ideas. I liked your beginning introduction. I thought it was a good way to grad people's attention, and is something many other videos did not think of. Also, I thought the editing was amazing. The different pictures, videos, and images were by far the best thing about this video. One thing you could have made better was the volume of the speaker. It is much too low and I had to concentrate to hear what he was saying. Also, I would have liked to see more of the applications for school. I felt you focused a lot on the construction of ARGs and gave some examples unrelated to school environments. I would have liked to see an example used in a school instead. Overall, really great job though!

Angelica Domenech
October 23, 2011

Great start! The video was very engaging from the beginning, which is important to have in any presentation. You gain your audience's attention right away. However, I feel that the length of the video may cancel out the attention gained from the beginning.

I also like how the video seemed thoroughly thought out. Everything seemed to flow nicely, which also helps with our engagement. I did feel that it was a LOT of information to take in and a quick summary at the end would have been nice.

Bhakti lata Roberto
October 23, 2011

Fantastic graphics and way you manipulated different technologies and styles to get your point across! Very cool. You were very thorough. I liked your integration of text with pictures and images and video, all in dynamic ways.

A little slow, maybe cover information a little more swiftly or briefly. And some music or seeing your face would've been nice.

Emily Hole
October 23, 2011

I loved the introduction with the Twilight Zone theme. That made me instantly interested in the video. The rest of the graphics in the video were really interesting, too. I liked how you used a lot of current and popular examples to show how widespread alternate reality is and how much we don't even think about it.

I realize you had a lot of information to cover, but the length of the video made it a bit difficult to stay focused near the end. Some background music might have helped move the video along a little bit faster as well.

Overall, great video!

Julie Seifert
October 23, 2011

I liked how in the beginning, the video opened with just a bunch of pictures of stars and some dramatic music. It was very mysterious and immediately got my attention. I wanted to know what would happen next, so it kept me watching. I also liked the other pictures you had, like the blue skeleton with the bright orange brain. It was interesting to look at.

Unfortunately, I couldn't hear you very well, even when I turned the sound all the way up. There was probably just a problem with the equipment you had. Also, sometimes the different backgrounds and video shots seemed a little random. I wasn't sure how they all fit together and how they fit with what you were saying.

Yarelis Serrano
October 22, 2011

I really like the way that you explained everything with the visual representations of it, especially when you showed House (it's one of my favorite shows :) ) Your tone of voice matches the intensity of each example and catches my attention, making me feel like I want to learn about the topic.
I do not know if it was my computer, but I could barely hear the narrator, it was a lot of effort trying to understand what you were saying. I really did not understand the purpose of the campus video in relation to the topic of reality games, perhaps another visual representation would have been more appropriate.

Heather McNeill
October 20, 2011

Great job! :) I really liked it. The beginning was very engaging and you showed three of my favorite shows :)
The good: At first I was a little scared to see that the video was 9 minutes long but for the most part you kept my attention pretty well. Also, the combination of text, still images and video was great. I liked the diversity. I also liked the two examples of Alt. reality games you gave.
Could be improved: When showing the videos around campus, at first I was thinking it was to go along with describing the setting you were talking about but the videos of campus went on for awhile so maybe I didn't get what the purpose was of that. Also, I'm not sure if it was my computer but I had my speakers turned up all the way and I could hear the music fine however there were times where it was hard to hear the narrator.
Great job overall! :)

Christen Downing
October 17, 2011

Great video, great editing, great intro, great effects!
It kept my attention because the video was always changing and there were no slides that you were just reading from. Well done!

I think it may have been a little long for a 7x7.
There was a lot of information that may have been summarized a little more.

Kathleen Sewell
October 17, 2011

I really liked the introduction. I love the Twilight Zone, and so the intro really drew me in. I also liked the editing. I can see how much time and effort you put into the video.

I found myself bored with the video around the six-minute mark. I think you could have edited out some of the information to shorten the video. I also think you could have changed up the audio with some music or something. The visuals were stimulating, but the audio was not.

Rosemary Ramirez
October 17, 2011

The editing and flow of the video was done really well so it kept me engage along with transferring a lot of information. I also enjoyed that you used a lot of imaging that we are similar with. Voiceover is clear and very well projected as well.

However, I think it was a bit lengthy so I lost interest after a while. In addition, maybe using different voiceovers at times or more music integration would help.

Monica Gonzalez
October 16, 2011

The animations and the use of the video examples was really engaging. You also did an amazing job with the photo editing. Most of the images looked like a single entity, not bits and pieces of several photos.

A couple of things that could have been fixed..the tone of the narrator's voice (inflection) didn't change too much and got slightly boring. And i'm not sure if you ever mentioned where ARGs are going. I think it was just hard to remember what was said since you gave tons of great information but no review.

Overall though, best vid I've seen so far.

Taylor LeCorgne
October 16, 2011

The video was different then the other videos thus making it more entertaining to watch. Also, there was a great use of different graphics and other forms of media that kept me interested.

Video felt a little long, hard to pay attention in the end.
Too much talking by the same person, became a little monotonous towards the end.

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