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ERIC Number: EJ901493
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 20
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-1528-5324
The Media Scholarship Project: Strategic Thinking about Media and Multimodal Assignments in the Liberal Arts
Watts, Christopher; Simons, Janet Thomas; Baird, David
EDUCAUSE Quarterly, v33 n3 2010
In 2007, Hamilton College, Colgate University, and St. Lawrence University received a grant from the National Institute for Technology in Liberal Education (NITLE) Instructional Innovation Fund to take stock of the ways in which multimodal assignments were being used on campuses and to look in particular at the ways in which such assignments foster interdisciplinary collaboration. After many wide-ranging conversations and 15 case studies, the group has assembled information that the authors discuss in the following categories: (1) the collaborative process among faculty, staff, and students; (2) models for assignment structures of various types; (3) methods of evaluation for student work; and (4) future directions for the work called media scholarship. The authors undertook the Media Scholarship project to gather the disparate activities at the three schools in an effort to analyze what worked best in a collaboration between faculty, staff, and librarians but also between institutions. Here, they present video and audio clips of project participants who explain their experience. These clips touch on many facets of the lessons learned by participants, who share their good advice. (Contains 16 endnotes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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Identifiers - Location: New York