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Final Project- ETEC 676D

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Below is the transcript from my final project for ETEC 676D.

Welcome to a video tour of the A.K. Smiley Library in Redlands, California.

After viewing this video you will be able to perform the following.

  • Identify the type of Architectural style the library is modeled after.
  • Identify the name of the person to whom the library is name after.
  • And state one feature that the library is known for.

In 1897, Albert K Smiley purchased land in down town Redlands, California to build a library.

The library was opened in 1898 and was named after Albert K Smiley.

The A. K. Smiley Library was designed in a Moorish style of architecture.  Which made it similar to a Mission style, but easily distinguishable.

When the building was finished it had thick brick walls, hand cut trimmings and red tiling.

Long covered walk ways lead to the entrance of the building.

The interior of the library has a large open feeling and the roof is supported with antique wood beams.

Ornate stained glass windows show out to the streets of down town Redlands.

In the rear of the library there is a large reading room, with large windows that let in natural light.

The reading room has a view of a garden area that is directly behind the library.

This room is also accentuated with a large stain glass window in the ceiling which allows for additional natural light to come into the room.

There are several sections of the library with many different types of books.

In the back of the library there is park and memorial to President Lincoln.

Robert and Alma Watchorn provided funds to have The Lincoln Memorial built on the A.K. Smiley Library grounds.

After losing their only child, Emory, the Watchorns decided to memorialize their son by building the shrine to Lincoln.

The exterior of the shrine is inscribed with excerpts from Lincoln’s speeches.

The interior is a monument to the life and work of President Abraham Lincoln.

When you enter the building you are introduced to the interior of the building with an impressive sculpture of Lincoln.

The interior is lined with large wooden display cases that display historical artifacts related to Lincoln’s life and presidency.

The walls are decorated with a time line of major events that took place before and during Lincoln’s presidency.

This timeline runs the length of all the walls in the interior of the shrine.

There are several display cases that contain historical relics from the time of the Civil War.

The display cases provide information about the war and how the people of that time lived.

The display cases also document important events that took place in the war such as Sherman’s march to the sea.

The shrine contains three rooms. With the center room serving as the entrance to the memorial.

Here is another sculpture of Lincoln and painting that depicts Lincoln as he ages.

President Lincoln was assassinated on April 14th, 1865. This was barely a week after the Civil War officially ended.

He was assassinated by John Wilkes Booth at the Ford Theatre in Washington DC. Booth was a Confederate sympathizer, who had strongly opposed the abolition of Slavery.

President Lincoln, is remembered as one of the greatest presidents in American history, who paid the ultimate sacrifice for forging a stronger, better nation.

The Lincoln Memorial Shrine is another reason to visit the A.K. Smiley Library.

The library is a historical landmark with interesting architecture from a by gone era.

I recommend that if you have an opportunity go it see for yourself.

Thank you.




ETEC 676D Week 8

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Share at least (2) things you’ve learned pertaining to this week’s lesson and how you would apply it in future projects.

During this week of class I learned that Apple QuickTime has many features that I was unaware of. The first being the ability to screen capture what ever is being displayed on the monitor. This is a great feature when someone is trying to create a video tutorial.

The second thing I learned was that an iPhone can be hooked up to QuickTime to capture whatever information is on the iPhone and use the iPhone as a microphone.


Share at least (1) thing you learned this week from a peer.

I learned while working in my group that the Apple version of Camtasia is very different from the version for PC. I had to watch tutorials to learn how to use the functionality. This is funny because I use the PC version of Camtasia for work and I thought I was a Camtasia pro. I soon figured out how to use the Apple version and then used it to create a tutorial video about BlackBoard and then I was able to publish it directly to You Tube.

ETEC 676D Week 7

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Share at least (2) things you’ve learned pertaining to this week’s lesson and how you would apply it in future projects.

During this week, we learned about accessibility in terms of creating learning material that can be accessed for people with disabilities. A very important aspect of this is the way in which you create documents. A document that is created correctly with the right type of headings can be used for equipment such as Jaws that can help visually impaired people to use the same material as those without a visual impairment. Subtitles are also very important for those people with hearing impairments.

The other thing that I learned that it is a law that all learning material must be accessible to everyone, but in many instances this does not always happen. It is very important when teaching a class or as an instructional designer to create material that is accessible.

Share at least (1) thing you learned this week from a peer.

We watched some student Photo Montages in class and it was interesting to see the different styles that were used while creating the project. The different projects gave me some ideas for the next project that we are creating for this class.

ETEC 676D Week 6

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Assume the role of an e-learning instructor/instructional designer who’s been tasked with developing a hybrid or online course. You’ve been asked to incorporate UDL principles in your course design, as well as include copyrighted multimedia elements (videos, audio or images) to enhance the learning experience. You’ve also been asked to present to your colleagues how you would address the following.

1.In your blogs, prepare a brief summary explaining your understanding of Copyright, Fair Use, Accessibility, and Universal Design for Learning and Creative Commons.


Copyright law is a way to advance creative works by protecting that work by law for the original creator of the works to have control over their work in terms of production, reproduction, dissemination and being compensated for the use.

Fair Use:

Is the use of a Copyrighted work either by copying that work or incorporating the work into another work within a very limited scope. Often times the fair use must be considered a “transformative” use of the work. Transformative can mean commenting upon the work or critique, parody or the dissemination for educational purposes with a goal benefiting financially from the work.


Accessibility is a term that means that every student regardless of disability (blindness, deafness, physical impairment, etc.) can access and use material such as educational resources to learn. Accessibility is often aided by machines such as the text reading machine known as Jaws.

Universal Design:

Universal design is a design discipline that addresses the need for everyone to be able to function in society regardless of disability in the same way. An example would in the educational sphere that all students regardless of disability have the right educational material so everyone can learn the same material therefore it is universal.

Creative Commons:

The Creative Commons is a non-profit organization where people can share their material and provides an easy to use copyright license that allows the sharer to pick how their work is used and distributed.

2. Share at least two examples highlighting the benefits and two examples highlighting the challenges when it comes to accessibility, Copyright, and Universal Design.


Accessibility: 1.It allows for all people to have the same access to quality education and services. 2- It focuses educators on creating educational material that is not only accessible, but also easy for all learners to understand by the use of multiple sources of content creation and dissemination.

Copyright- 1. Motivates people to create new things because they have control over the product and can benefit financially. Protects works from unlawful use and or changing that work that may lower the original production quality or reputation of the original work.

Universal Design: 1.Allows for everyone to be able to have the same experiences regardless of handicaps, impairments or disability. Focuses designers to create designs that everyone can use and this improves lives.


Accessibility 1. Substantial amount of educational material is not accessible and to do so would take a substantial investment in time, energy and money to make it happen which can be a burden. 2. There may not be available resources to handle accessibility.

Copyright: 1. In the digital age it is very easy to infringe upon copyright especially when creating and designing instructional materials 2. Most people know very little about copy right and what is expected.

Universal Design: 1. May be more expensive to implement universal design principles 2. It take more time to think through designs which may cost additional money and resources that may not be available.

3. Share at least (1) thing you learned this week from a peer about Copyright, Fair Use, Accessibility, Universal Design for Learning and Creative Commons?

I was not aware of the Creative Commons. I think that this is an awesome way to advance the knowledge of the World in collaborative meaningful way.

ETEC 676D Week 5

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Share at least (2) things you’ve learned pertaining to this week’s lesson and how you would apply it in future projects.


This week I learned how to add closed captions to my videos and how to use proper transitions. In class, we were shown how to add captions in our videos in YouTube and also how to time those captions to voice narration. I think that knowing to insert closed captions is a great skill to learn because we create material we should ensure that material is accessible to people who may have a problem hearing the material.

In terms of transitions, transitions help move along the visual story telling in a video. It is important to pick a visually appealing transition and that it works well with the material that you are using for your video.

Share at least (1) thing you learned this week from a peer.

I did not have anything memorable that I learned from my peers, but I did learn a lot from the professor about apps that can help you storyboard a website and then have that design get pushed to Adobe and also an app that helps you pick matching colors. The color app can be a super asset when a person is trying to design training material and wants to have an aesthetically appealing look to their work.

ETEC 676D Photo Montage

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Below is the transcript for the movie.

Franklin D. Roosevelt or FDR as he has now become known to history was born on January 30th, 1882 in Hyde Park New York.FDR was born into a wealthy family and was educated at Harvard.FDR’s fifth cousin was President Theodore Roosevelt.

In college FDR fell in love with and married Anna Eleanor Roosevelt, who was the niece of President Theodore Roosevelt.Eleanor had a great impact on FDR and shaped the role of first lady by being an outspoken champion of causes that she was invested in.

FDR entered politics in 1910, and won a Senate seat for New York as a Democrat.President Woodrow Wilson chose FDR as the assistant secretary of the Navy.FDR served as the assistant secretary of the U.S. Navy for seven years.

In 1921, FDR contracted polio, which left him virtually paralyzed.FDR renovated a spa in Warm Springs, Georgia. He thought that the spring water  would aid him in a recovery.FDR was bound to a wheel chair for the rest of his life.

In 1928, FDR found the courage to make a political come back and won the position of Governor for New York.

In 1929, the stock market crashed and in turn brought with a time of unparalleled economic hardships. The Great Depression, as it is now known was a time of incredible economic devastation.

FDR as governor of New York, implemented progressive relief measures to help citizens effected by the Great Depression.

By the 1932 presidential race, the Great Depression had not abated.

FDR, who had a progressive track record was called upon to run for office against the incumbent President Herbert Hoover.

FDR won by a landslide and after began enacting relief programs for what is termed as the “New Deal”.

In a weekly radio broadcast that was called the “Fire Side Chat”, FDR spoke about the country’s economic problems and gave hope to Americans.

For all his efforts, FDR was not able to end the Great Depression.

During this time there were also new external threats. Nazi Germany had proven itself to be an aggressor and a new time of global conflict was taking shape. On December 8th, 1941, the United States entered World War II after Japan conducted a sneak attack in the Hawaiian Islands at Pearl Harbor.FDR proved to be a formidable war time leader and by 1943 the US and its allies began winning the war. By 1945, the war was almost over, but unfortunately FDR would not live to see the end of hostilities.

On April 12th, 1945, FDR, died of a cerebral hemorrhage.FDR, is remembered as one of the greatest Presidents that the United States has ever known. His presidency dramatically shaped the US into the country that we see today.

Through strength and resolve, FDR lead the country through some its darkest days into a time of unparalleled American Greatness.

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