Diana Cukierman

Diana Cukierman
Diana Cukierman
Senior Lecturer, School of Computing Science

From SFU Comp Sci, Diana has been using WordPress has her course delivery system for several years. Her courses,

  • CMPT 120 Introduction to Computing Science and Programming I
  • CMPT 125 Introduction to Computing Science and Programming II
  • CMPT 150 Introduction to Computer Design

are not publicly accessible, but as part of her EMP development, she has shared the videos below that are used in her class. Since her courses are 1st year Introductions, her class sizes are very large, almost 400  students per course, over 2 sections so reaching them effectively requires some meticulous attention to detail.  For the EdMedia Protege program, she wanted to expand her use of media, and create some videos that students could engage with beyond the formal class time. Her practice involves presenting her powerpoint slides, with blank spaces allowing her to live draw and annotate the slides during the lecture.  This practice has led her to working at ease her table computer and stylus. The videos are essentially well rehersed segments of her lectures, going through a sequence of lessons, and include her voice over narration, and live note drawing. The results have been amazing and she continues to create these valuable resources, see the few sample videos below



Scott Venners

Scott VennersScott began asking about podcasting, but wanted to explore the spatial relationships in data analysis, in three dimensions. Initially we talked about using Maya 3D software, but after participation in the EMP, he realized how much could be done with basic tools and screen recording.

making videos for his class similar to what you would find at Khan academy, and has gone on to create a rich collection of resources on his youtube channel./

Deanna Reder

Reder_Deanna-25fin_websizeDeanna wanted to use her opportunity in the EMP program to expand her toolkit, and become more versed in the creation of educational media. Specifically, she wanted to draw on First Nations oral traditions and use audio merged together with her custom powerpoint deck to create a learning artifact with some real impact. Although powerpoint was familiar to her, creating this artifact required a deeper understanding of the tool, and some extensive research to gather the images she wanted to use.  In her words…

While I began by collecting images to use in a powerpoint, Adam and Jason showed me that I could use Moviemaker and therefore include a downloaded version of Thomas King’s voice! While I am a novice at this sort of thing, and wouldn’t know that by clicking on the title or even the slide to the left will begin the movie, you might already notice the cues that let you see what we’ve done.


She has posted the finished work on her blog, but we have also copied it to the link below.