Effective multimedia presentations start with effective public speaking. Scaffolding your course assignments with Barbette Spaeth’s Classical Studies 100

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In Barbette Spaeth’s Classical Studies 100 course, the Witch in the Western World, students learned to produce oral and digital presentations through a weekly workshop in which the parts of the presentation are chunked into smaller pieces. Students practice posture in one class session, enunciation in another, effective slide production in another. By the end of the semester, their confidence built, they put it all together and present their final reports to the class. This DIY shows you the tools and resources Barbette and her students use to put their best foot forward. Read more…

Podcasting assignment for storytelling and collaboration: Annie Blazer’s RELG 100 course

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In Annie Blazer’s Religious Studies 100 course, students learned about the power of oral storytelling, first by analyzing professional podcasts and then creating and sharing their own using simple, free tools. This eLearning Instructable shows you how to create a podcasting assignment using audio recording and editing software (Audacity) and turn those audio recordings into an online podcast using a free podcasting website (Soundcloud). All you need is a computer (Mac or Windows) with a built-in microphone and an internet connection to get started. Read more…