Group Cultural Problem Field Trip Tour Video
- Define your course General Education Outcome 3.2 Research Proficiency (GEO 3). In order to find out more about issues in Human Geography such as urbanization, human-environmental interaction, language, religion, and politics, my group members and I conducted research on these topics and present the findings to all effectively and ethically in the form of a video of our best works, the cultural problem group tour pamphlet, and the field trip map with the use of correct source citations in the MLA format.
- Why did you choose your artifact (exam question/assignment/project) and why is your artifact the best evidence you have of GEO 3.2? I chose this artifact because it was a good team effort and that we had put in a lot of time into perfecting the project to the best of all our abilities. Jimmy, Sheron, Dubraska and myself sat down together to discuss our best works to feature by going through our works one by one. We voted on the five works to feature for the virtual tour around the world. Eventually, we decided to feature Jimmy's urbanization and human-environment interaction problem maps, Sheron's language map, my religion problem map, and Dubraska's political problem map. After this was settled, we decided that stop 1 be Pasadena, California, USA for religious issues, stop 2 be the Amazon rainforest in Brazil for deforestation issues, stop 3 be Belgium for language issues, stop 4 be Iran for political issues, and stop 5 be China for the urbanization issues of air pollution. Sheron then immediately worked on mapping the tour route map while Dubraska and Hin worked on the script for the video.Now with the tour route map plotted and the script prepared, Jimmy then spent a total of 12 hours working together on this project the following day. Jimmy began as he took screenshots of all five featured maps and edited the scripts to suit his method of speech to prepare for making the video. Jimmy and I then made the video at his family's business in the city of Pasadena, California, Sierra Donuts, using Google Earth with the help of Screencast. Jimmy did the narration and the coordination of the screenshots of the maps, while I was the one maneuvering the map in the video and the person in charge for pressing the start and stop buttons to begin and stop the recordings. We took about three hours of continuous teamwork to get it perfect. Jimmy then spent about an hour getting everything put together as a cohesive video. We ended off that day by meeting Sheron at the Denny's restaurant near Pasadena City College to work on uploading the closed video captions that I had prepared.
Jimmy then completed the tour pamphlet the following day with my small contribution of the original photograph of the Singapore Airlines Airbus A380 airplane taken in Beijing, China.
I must say that although we worked together as a team well to complete our task at hand, we would have benefitted if we had started the project earlier.
- What specific skills and knowledge of GEO 3.2 did you utilize by creating or completing your artifact? I conducted research and present our findings effectively and ethically including the use of correct source citations.
- List three ways you think your knowledge or skills have grown or developed as a result of creating or completing your artifact. Through the completion of this project, I learnt the skill of delegating roles and responsibilities, developed stronger communication skills, and better planned and managed my time than before.
Group Cultural Problem Tour Pamphlet
This is the tour pamphlet put together mainly by Jimmy. I spent much time on doing a version that was totally canned for its ugliness. I learned that we could have made the maps larger so that readers could see things clearly.
Group Cultural Problem Field Trip Map
I learned that we could have made the map larger and have the legends made larger so that the readers can see the document more clearly. We should not have exceeded one page in terms of our description.