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Instructor’s Guide: Designing Digital Media Activities
This guide is designed by Education Technology Services to provide practical tips on designing and implementing digital media projects in your classes. It is intended to provide the most essential information to help ensure you have a successful experience with your students in the classroom and outside of it.
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Faculty Case Studies
In this upper level marketing course, teams of students create a marketing plan for the Food Science major which incorporates the creamery. The Food Science Department selected the top three projects to become the basis of an actual marketing campaign.
All Case Studies
- ART 003: Visual Images on the Web
- MKTG 327: Retail Advertising Project
- SOC 005: Creating a Public Service Announcement
- NUTR 360: Nutrition Educational PSA Video
- PT 384: Kinesiology Movement Analysis Video Project
- MKTG 422: Create A Promo for the Food Science Major
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Faculty Services Overview
Media Commons provides several services specifically designed for faculty interested in incorporating digital media into their instruction.
In-Class Workshops & Open Labs
If you are assigning a multimedia-intensive project in your class, we can conduct an in-class workshop in our instructional computer lab to get your students up-to-speed on the required software quickly.
For University Park courses, we also offer the use of our lab for classes to work on their assignments during a class period. These allow for both yourself and a Media Commons consultant to be available for students to answer any questions or give advice on the progress of their projects.
Project Support for Students
Send your students to Media Commons individually or in groups to get support at any time during the course of completing their multimedia projects.
Consultants will work with you one-on-one to learn the multimedia software you need for your projects. We can teach you the basics quickly so you can start immediately or spend time with you learning software in-depth.
Contact Media Commons prior to sending large groups of students our way – and as early in the semester as possible. The more in advance we know, the better the assistance we can provide.
Student Assignment Design
Media Commons consultants and instructional designers can work with you to design assignments that are effective, engaging and work within your timeframe. We can also provide resources such as sample rubrics
If you need to convert from an old format (ex. VHS), you need to archive your media, or distribute it to your students, we can help you decide what the right format is (DVD, Web, etc.), do the conversion and publish.