Video in the Curriculum
Instructional Technology Specialists partner with a wide range of interdisciplinary courses to educate students in the art, craft, and technology of video production. Our objective is to foster media and information literacy by expanding on traditional intellectual skill sets to include the ability to use multimedia technology to create messages and express ideas. If you're interested in incorporating this technology into your classroom please contact an Instructional Technology Specialist and we can talk through your learning outcomes, student expectations and assignments using video. We've developed a recommended sequence based on experience and assessment of videos using our Instructional Technology Rubric. The partnership between Instructional Technology and Librarians means a video project can teach students information literacy while learning multimedia skills students find engaging and rewarding.
VIDEO CLASS SEQUENCE
Instructional Technology has developed a recommended video class sequence based on experience and assessment of videos. The sequences makes reference to a Video Production Plan Document which helps students refine their idea and plan their project. We’ve also developed Video Citation Guidelines to help students properly cite research in their final projects.
Zoom Recording of Group PowerPoint Presentation
- Groups of students are asked to create a PowerPoint presentation with a script or outline to be presented by all members as part of a recorded Zoom session and turned in as a finished video file
PowerPoint Presentation with Embedded Audio Narration
- Groups of students are asked to create a PowerPoint presentation with a script or outline that is prerecorded as voiceovers by members of the group—the audio files are embedded in the individual slides and are shared as a PowerPoint project file or exported as a finished video file
- Groups of students are asked to produce a video using only pre-recorded interviews/still images using Final Cut Pro in the Mac Labs in Alcuin or Clemens Libraries.
- In the case of the “For/Against/Neutral” assignment—students are assigned a “stance” on a topic and are expected to choose clips and piece together their final product from that perspective.
Video Assignment with Final Cut Pro
- Groups of students are asked to produce a video using content, such as interviews, video, and still images, shot and edited by them. Students will then edit the video Final Cut Pro in the Mac Labs in Alcuin or Clemens Libraries. An example is the “Ethics of War” assignment which can be modified for other topics and disciplines.
Further ideas can be developed with Instructional Technology Specialist and Librarian input.