The Multi-Media Experience: Documenting Arguments, Proposing Change. Jeannie Parker Beard, MAPW Kennesaw State University Kennesaw, Georgia. Kansas State University Digital Ethnography
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Jeannie Parker Beard, MAPW
Kennesaw State University
Created by Michael Wesch in collaboration with 200 students at Kansas State University.http://youtube.com/watch?v=dGCJ46vyR9o
“If business and technical communication is increasingly electronic, then one must teach students to use the new digital tools available for writing.”
Jay Bolter, Eloquent Images
“Our literate culture is simply using the new tools provided by digital technology to reconfigure the relationship between the material practices of writing and the ideal of writing that these practices express.” Jay Bolter, Writing Space
“The time is right to reflect, and to rethink radically.” Gunther Kress, Literacy in the New Media Age
“Digital media continue in this line of challenges to the dominance of the printed word, by claiming to provide a new kind of interaction between the user/viewer and the digital application.” Jay Bolter, Eloquent Images
“Multiliteracies also create a different kind of pedagogy, one in which language and other modes of meaning are dynamic representational resources . . . In addressing theses issues, literacy educators and students must see themselves as active participants in social change, as learners and students who can be active designers-makers of social futures.”The New London Group,
“The Pedagogy of Multiliteracies: Designing Social Futures Harvard Educational Review (1996)
“It is impossible to pretend the lives of the people coming to school have not been shaped by texts that don’t look or function like academic essays . . . New media needs to be opened to writing.” Anne Wysocki, Writing New Media and Applications for Expanding the Teaching of Composition “Prosumer Approaches to New Media Composition: Consumption and Production in Continuum.” Daniel Anderson, KAIROS 8.1 (2003)
“A Review of Digital Video Production in Post-Secondary English Classrooms at Three Universities” Melissa Meeks and Alex Illyasova, KAIROS 8.2 (2003)
Allison Crockett’s steps for student video production
First, the concept or a thesis/main idea is created
Then a treatment or brainstorming occurs—a more developed and detailed idea coming out of the concept
Next, an extended treatment or an outline might follow
Research or getting your elements—which might include interviews, film and video footage, music stills, graphics, etc.—is next.
Then, depending on your elements, storyboarding or a more developed and complete outline follows.
The script or draft is developed around this time.
Finally, post-production or possibly a second/final draft occurs where you blend the elements together to tell your story.Allison Crocket’s Steps for Student Video Production
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