|On Teaching session explores using video projects to promote student learning|
In our Teaching with Technology Series this year we are exploring some of the work faculty on campus are doing in effectively introducing technology into their courses in ways that enhances student learning. Patrick Schultz (management) and Andrew Quinn (social work) have been working together in cooperation with the Center for Instructional Technology (CILT) to develop an "authentic" (a pedagogical term used to mean "in a real world context") project for courses on organization theory in which students can present their findings in a video format. The assignment asks student groups to do research on a local non-profit and then develop a storyline that illustrates the organizations' management principles. Students write interview questions and then videotape the interviews they conduct with the organization's management and staff. They then present their research to the class as a finished video, which they have edited and narrated.
In this session of On Teaching, from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday, April 22, in the Red River Valley Room, Memorial Union, Patrick and Andrew will share insights they have gained from creating and implementing this authentic collaborative video project. If you are interested in trying a project like this, or you have also used video narratives to enhance student learning and would like to share your experiences, we hope you will join us for a thoughtful discussion of the pros and cons of this kind of assignment. To register and reserve your lunch call Jana Hollands at 777-4998 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org by noon Monday, April 20.
The On Teaching Seminar Series is co-sponsored by the Office of Instructional Development and Writing Across the Curriculum.
-- Anne Kelsch, Director, Office of Instructional Development, email@example.com, 7-4233