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Professor Wandt Launches “The Digital Detective” Xtranormal Animation Educational Mini-Series.

John Jay College of Criminal Justice Professor Adam Scott Wandt recently published his first web-based animation educational mini-series using xtranormal.com.  “The Digital Detective” will be utilized in several undergraduate digital forensics sections this Fall.  The ADA compliant ten-part mini series provides a creative and humorous tool to communicate assignments and information to students.

The Digital Detective places the students as Interns with the fictitious U.S. Federal agency, The Department of Emergency Administration, in the Office of Disaster Prevention.  The class syllabus provides for a new chapter of The Digital Detective every two weeks or so.  After reading the assigned materials and participating in class sessions, students will view a Chapter of The Digital Detective to be informed of their assignment.

The Digital Detective strives to create an interesting and engaging educational experience using xtranormal animation technology and non-traditional podcasting. Professor Wandt made it a priority to ensure conformity with national accessibility standards so that The Digital Detective is available to students with disabilities.

The Digital Detective is located at: http://tdd.wandt.us

Your comments and feedback on the project are appreciated.

Professor Wandt is the Deputy Chair of Instructional Technology in the Department of Public Management at John Jay College of Criminal Justice.  He also serves as the Academic Director of the College’s Instructional Design program, and chairs the CUNY Skunkworks academic technology research and development group.

Follow Professor Wandt on Twitter: http://twitter.com/Prof_Wandt

1 Comment

  1. Adam–Very impressive. You have given me a new avenue to explore for my class—Thanks!

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