Learning complex theories in Range Science can be aided by having students use digital movie making technology. The objectives of this paper were to 1) describe the digital movie making process and 2) provide a qualitative assessment of its use in learning conceptual subject matter. Students were instructed in the use of digital movie making software and the process to create a digital movie describing the state-and-transition plant succession model. Ninety percent of the students thought that the movie making project helped them better understand the state-and-transition plant succession model. Students enjoyed learning the new technology and 40% said they would likely use it in the future. Digital movie making was a successful method to teach complex theories, such as the state-and-transition plant succession model.
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Smart, Alexander, "Using Digital Movie Making to Teach Theories in Range Science" (2004). Bush Project Anthology. 9.