Thinking of adding a media project to your classroom but not sure where to begin? Get inspiration from Penn State faculty teaching with multimedia in a variety of areas of study – all across the Commonwealth. Each case study features examples of outcomes, grading rubrics, targeted skills and more so that you can pick and choose elements to add into your own courses.

Environmental Documentaries

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Project in Brief

Course: BIOL 220W
Instructor: Cassandra Miller-Butterworth, Assistant Professor of Biology
Number of Students: 19, 17, 31, 23
Semester: Spring 2012 – Spring 2016
Duration of Main Assignment: 15 Weeks

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Geology of Climate Change Group Video Project

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Project in Brief

Course: GESOC 320
Instructor: Richard Alley, Evan Pugh Professor
Number of Students: 30
Semester: Spring 2013
Duration of Main Assignment: 9 Weeks

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Costa Rica Study Tour Mobile Media Video Project

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Project in Brief

Course: ERM 499A
Instructor: Tammy Bennett, ERM Academic Advisor and Course Instructor
Number of Students: 16
Semester: Spring 2013
Duration of Main Assignment: 7 Weeks

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Global Change and Ecosystems PSA Video Project

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Project in Brief

Course: FOR 201
Instructor: Matthew Hurteau, Assistant Professor of Ecosystem Science and Management
Number of Students: 18
Semester: Fall 2012
Duration of Main Assignment: 6 weeks

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Communication Methods & Media ePortfolio Project

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Project in Brief

Course: AEE 440
Instructor: Brad Olsen, AESE Course Instructor
Number of Students: 40
Semester: Fall 2012
Duration of Main Assignment: 5 weeks

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Visual Images on the Web

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Project in Brief

Course: ART 003
Instructor: Lori Hepner, Assistant Professor of Integrative Arts
Number of Students: 17
Semester: Spring 2012
Duration of Main Assignment: 6 weeks

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Retail Advertising Project

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Project in Brief

Course: MKTG 327
Instructor: Dr. Mary Beth Pinto, Professor of Marketing
Number of Students: 42
Semester: Fall 2011
Duration of Main Assignment: 6 weeks

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Geosciences First Year Seminar Video Project

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Project in Brief

Course: EM SC 100S
Instructor: Eliza Richardson, Geosciences Assistant Professor
Number of Students: 20
Semester: Fall 2011
Duration of Main Assignment: 6 weeks

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Nutrition Educational PSA Video

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Project in Brief

Course: NUTR 360
Instructor: Terry Hartman, Health and Human Development
Number of Students: 70, in teams of four
Semester: Fall 2009
Duration of Main Assignment: 6 weeks

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Creating a Public Service Announcement

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Project in Brief

Course: SOC 005
Instructor: Vippy Yee, Brandywine
Number of Students: 25-30
Semester: Spring 2009
Duration of Main Assignment: several weeks

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Kinesiology Movement Analysis Video Project

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Project in Brief

Course: PT 384
Instructor: Renee Borromeo, Mont Alto
Number of Students: 20
Semester: Spring 2009
Duration of Main Assignment: several weeks

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Create A Promo for the Food Science Major

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Project in Brief

Course: MKTG 422
Instructor: Jennifer Chang Coupland, Smeal College of Business
Number of Students: 120+ (in 3 sections)
Semester: Spring 2009
Duration of Main Assignment: several weeks

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