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Case Studies

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.

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EDPSY 014: Diversity Issues Multimodal Project

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Project in Brief

Instructor: Martha Strickland
Number of Students: 32 per semester
Semester: Fall 2011-Spring 2018
Duration of Assignment: 13 Weeks

BIOL 220W: Environmental Documentaries

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Project in Brief

Course: BIOL 220W
Instructor: Cassandra Miller-Butterworth
Number of Students: 19, 17, 31, 23, 14
Semester: Spring 2012-Spring 2018
Duration of Assignment: 15 Weeks

GEOSC 320: Critical Earth History Events

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Project in Brief

Course: GEOSC 320
Instructor: Richard Alley
Number of Students: 30
Semester: Spring 2013
Duration of Assignment: 9 Weeks

ERM 499A: Costa Rica Study Tour

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Project in Brief

Course: ERM 499A
Instructor: Tammy Bennett
Number of Students: 16
Semester: Spring 2013
Duration of Assignment: 7 Weeks

FOR 201: Global Change and Ecosystems

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Project in Brief

Course: FOR 201
Instructor: Matthew Hurteau
Number of Students: 18
Semester: Fall 2012
Duration of Assignment: 6 Weeks

AEE 440: Communication Methods + Media

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Project in Brief

Course: AEE 440
Instructor: Brad Olsen
Number of Students: 40
Semester: Fall 2012
Duration of Assignment: 5 Weeks

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