Dann Hurlbert is Carleton College's Media & Design specialist, and he works directly with faculty to develop powerful instructional videos — and to evaluate their effectiveness. Prior to Carleton, he spent 15 years teaching video production and theatre and worked as a professional actor and director — appearing in 40-50 television commercials and nearly that many stage productions. His MFA thesis included producing an instructional video entitled How to Write and Produce Your Own High School Musical, which is currently being distributed through Films Media Group--and through his own site, www.yourownhighschoolmusical.com. He’s got a certificate in online teaching through UW Stout and has loads of experience as both a face to face and online instructor. He also recently developed and manufactured the Little Prompter, a personal teleprompter that helps educators easily create and flawlessly delivery their own video content. More information on the Little Prompter is available at www.littleprompter.com.
You'll often hear Dann advocate for the use of video . . . but only when it's both engaging and developed with assessment in mind.