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TitleVideo as a tool in geoscience education
AuthorBates, J L; Potter, D P; Frobel, D; Muzzatti, N; Williams, G
SourceThe Atlantic Geoscience Society (AGS) / La Société géoscientifique de l'Atlantique, 41st Colloquium and Annual Meeting, Program with abstracts; by Atlantic Geoscience Society; 2015 p. 12
LinksOnline - En ligne (PDF, 1 MB)
Year2015
Alt SeriesEarth Sciences Sector, Contribution Series 20140474
PublisherAtlantic Geoscience Society
MeetingAtlantic Geoscience Society Annual Colloquium; Sackville; CA; January 30-31, 2015
Documentbook
Lang.English
Mediapaper; on-line; digital
File formatpdf
Subjectseducational geology
ProgramGeoscience for New Energy Supply (GNES) - Program Corrdination, Geoscience for New Energy Supply (GNES)
AbstractIn today's world, making a video is a spontaneous, daily activity for some. These vid clips (as they are commonly called), most often serve to entertain. To produce a video for education purposes is another matter, requiring detailed planning, varied expertise, and professional equipment. The Atlantic Geoscience Society (AGS) Video Committee has a long history and good reputation in the production of education videos. This experience and knowledge is an excellent foundation on which to develop video clips (3-5 minute) for an outreach education audience. A number of other, reputable geological societies and surveys around the world have created video and audio products for their online audiences, and AGS needs to join this trend. The British Geological Survey, the Geological Society of London, the United States Geological Survey, and the New Zealand Geological Survey can boast of excellent traditional video clips as well as 'artsy' clips that present a range of topics from geological history of their country, to trendy climate change and coastal erosion, to building stones of historical sites. Some groups also produce podcasts (audio only) that AGS could develop to enhance its geological-site publications. Atlantic Canada has untold geological stories waiting to be posted to the online world in this new format. To establish such a presence, AGS can choose to produce video clips of the sites highlighted in its 'Nova Scotia Rocks' brochure or the field guides for the 20 years of Nova Scotia EdGEO Workshops and numerous Elderhostel programs. A quick mark could be made by posting a selection of stand-alone segments of AGS's professionally-produced videos (e.g. 'Halifax Harbour: A Geologic Journey'). Establishing an AGS channel on You Tube, in addition to posting the clips and podcasts on the AGS website, would disseminate the works to a wider audience. Whatever the path, the AGS Video Committee has some busy, and exciting, days ahead.
Summary(Plain Language Summary, not published)
In today's world, making a video is a spontaneous, daily activity. However, credible educational videos require detailed planning, varied expertise, and professional equipment. A number of reputable geological societies and surveys around the world have created video and audio products for their online audiences, and Canada needs to join this trend. Atlantic Canada has untold geological stories waiting to be posted to the online world in this new format.
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