Digital Media Assignments
L&S Learning Support Services is working in close partnership with the DoIT Engage program to offer consulting, support, and resources to instructors in the College of Letters & Science using Digital Media Assignments (DMA) in their courses.
This is our collection of news stories and how-to guides related to teaching and learning with Digital Media Assignments. For more information on the award program, visit the Engage DMA site.
In today’s world, the concept and practice of saving and moving digital documents is commonplace and simple. For many, “Save” is second nature. However, when it comes to working with video, the notion of portability is not as simple, and quite the contrary, it’s complexities can sidetrack or hobble video assignments. Read more »
Last semester, LSS consultants worked with instructors across the College of L&S to plan student produced Digital Media Assignments, from science tutorials and mini-documentaries, to digital stories and film critiques.
In this article, we'll walk through a few of our most important take-aways, focusing on Kerry Martin's Biology 151 Honors section. In this course, students created a diverse set of cellular biology and genetics tutorials, and then published their work on their own YouTube channel. We'll also illustrate each of these tips with a video - some of which were used in the planning process, and others that were produced by students in the class.
Ready for the tips? Here's the first five: Read more »
12 L&S instructors recently received DoIT Engage Awards to explore Digital Media Assignments (DMA) in their classes. These instructors will work closely with consulting staff and campus librarians to plan innovative multimedia assignments, from short documentaries and digital stories, to scientific tutorials and digital research proposals. Read more »
The Engage Awards are back with another excellent opportunity for you and your students to innovate together.
Engage offers funding and support for instructors to explore new ground with their teaching. Then, based on instructor and student surveys, Engage evaluates the results and disseminates findings to campus.
The theme for 2010-2011 is timely - Digital Media Assignments:
In a digital media assignment students demonstrate their learning of course content through the creation of multimedia learning objects using video, audio, still images and text. Examples of digital media assignments might involve students creating
short video documentaries, digital stories, audio and enhanced podcasts,
"digital essays", and other types of multimedia presentations. (adapted from the Engage website)
The H2 is a versatile and popular recording device that allows
instructors to quickly and easily record digital audio. It has four
internal microphones that make it a great choice for recording
interviews. Read more »
Final Cut Pro is Apple's professional video editing software. Available in LSS's Video Production Lab, Final Cut Pro is in many ways easier to work with than its consumer-level counterparts.
The following Quicktime video clips take the user through the process of editing a classroom language demo in typical fashion: trimming the beginning and end, adding text, transitioning between clips, and fading video. Read more »
Audacity is a powerful and free audio recording and editing application. It is a great tool for producing your own instructional audio and podcasts and for helping your students produce audio recordings for class projects. Read more »