Digital Media Assignments: Faculty Share Lessons Learned

Teaching with Technology

Have you ever considered a digital media assignment—such as a video, digital story, podcast, or infographic—as an alternative to written assignments? Digital media assignments offer students an engaging and creative opportunity to apply their learning of course content and develop valuable skills in media, technology, and collaboration. But where do you start and how do you avoid the pitfalls that can make digital assignments frustrating for faculty and students? Join us for a series of short “lightning talks” from your colleagues as they offer advice based on their experience integrating digital assignments into their courses. After the talks, engage in small group conversations with the presenters to ask questions and learn more about their experiences.

As a result of attending this session, you will be able to:

  • Discuss best practices for teaching with digital assignments and integrating digital assignments into your course; and
  • Identify support services on campus for teaching and learning with digital assignments.

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Presenter Bio

Jason Zahrndt works as Digital Media Consultant for the Delphi Center for Teaching and Learning, and he coordinates the Digital Media Suite in Ekstrom Library. In previous positions as a college English instructor and a librarian, he sought ways for students to engage with digital media and tools across many platforms. Jason continues this goal he works with faculty to design and implement digital assignments for their classes.

Faculty Presenters


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