This report describes the purpose, analysis, design, development, and evaluation of a web-based tutorial to train student television camera operators for BYU Broadcasting at Brigham Young University. The report includes the results from audience and needs analyses, the rationale for the instructional approach, reviews of existing instructional materials, and reviews of instructional theory and practice literature. It also describes multiple evaluation activities for the tutorial and a critique of the project. The audience and needs analyses found that an interactive, web-based tutorial would be an appropriate delivery method for the instruction. The instructional literature review supports the project's instructional and evaluation methodologies, especially its extensive use of rapid prototyping. The evaluation report describes multiple iterations with paper and electronic prototypes and a field test with 11 target audience members. This report describes how testing and revision iterations led to multiple improvements in the product, and a pre- and posttest administered during the field test demonstrated a significant increase in the intended learning outcomes. The projects exemplified many strengths and pleased the stakeholders, although further improvements in the instruction, assessment, and evaluation could have been implemented with more time and resources.
College and Department
David O. McKay School of Education; Instructional Psychology and Technology
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Schmidt, Andrew D., "The Use of an Interactive Online Tutorial for Camera Operators at BYU Broadcasting" (2006). All Theses and Dissertations. 751.
Instructional Design, elearning, online training, computer-based training, television, video