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“Say It Like You Mean It”: Teaching the Audio Essay (Digital Media Studio Workshop)

Bingham Humanities 204

When Sep 25, 2013
from 03:30 pm to 05:00 pm
Where Bingham Humanities 204
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Workshop Description. Because of the university-wide focus on the Book-in-Common, This I Believe, audio essays are particularly hot news at UofL this year. Many classes, at many different levels and stages, are writing statements of personal belief. Because the “This I Believe” essay was originally a radio genre, it seems natural to ask students to remediate their essays as audio essays.  But what’s different about the audio essay? How do you present it? How do you scaffold it? How do you introduce students to the digital tools? How do you grade it?

This workshop will present examples of audio essay techniques, offer a guide to some free audio editing tools and libraries, discuss sample assignments, and give you guided time to experiment with the programs. Please RSVP to Elizabeth Chamberlain.

About the Digital Media Studio. The digital media studio supports scholar-teachers who are investigating how digital media production might invigorate their teaching and scholarship. Effective digital media projects require both technical skill and thoughtful navigation of the rhetorical situation. Thus, the studio integrates practical activities (e.g. hands-on workshops, one-on-one sessions) and broader theoretical investigations (e.g. into innovative pedagogy, alternative research methodologies). 

Support. Digital Media Studio staff will hold open hours in the Mac classroom (HM 204) on Wednesdays from 3-5, where they'd be happy to talk to students working on digital assignments and to teachers who are interested in using the lab in their own teaching or scholarship.


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