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5 Tips for Planning a Successful Digital Media Assignment

March 2, 2011 by Doug Worsham

Invitation to the Biology 151 Digital Media Assignments Showcase

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 »

Engage Awards: Excellent Opportunity to Innovate with your Students

April 14, 2010 by Doug Worsham

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)

LSS Contributes to New Media Initiative

June 26, 2009 by David Macasaet

L&S Learning Support Services recently helped produce a series of short digital audio stories for Inside Islam: Dialogues and Debates.

In the first short story of the series, Talant Mawkanuli, a prominent linguist of Central Eurasian Turkic languages and an accomplished dombra player, talks about the connection between music and Islam in Central Asia and the sound and feeling of the Koran.

Listen to the Audio Story Read more »

LSS Contributes to Inside Islam: Dialogues and Debates

July 7, 2008 by David Macasaet

L&S Learning Support Services recently provided workshops in support of a new program called Inside Islam: Dialogues and Debates. The training, called Digital Storytelling with Audacity, prepared faculty and instructional staff to produce user-generated audio stories that illustrate underrepresented or neglected cultural, intellectual, and political aspects of Islam and Muslims. Read more »

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