Category Archives: Group Projects

Parapedagogy: Teaching Film Analysis from the Digital Periphery

 Cinema Journal Teaching Dossier  Vol. 1(3) Fall 2013  Lynne Stahl  Cornell University   At a time when humanities instructors feel perpetual pressure to make courses “sexy” and “relevant” to attract students to majors with dwindling enrollments, many attempt to do … Continue reading

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Teaching Transformativity/Transformative Teaching: Fair Use and the Video Essay

 Cinema Journal Teaching Dossier  Vol. 1(2) Spring/Summer 2013  Suzanne Scott  Arizona State University     Exercises in audiovisual argumentation further media studies’ project of developing critical visual literacies, but they also afford an important opportunity to open conversations with students … Continue reading

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The Video Essay Assignment/ Cinema Journal Teaching Dossier Vol. 1(2)

The Video Essay Assignment Cinema Journal Teaching Dossier Vol. 1(2) Spring/Summer 2013 Co-editors: Christine Becker and Erin Copple Smith   Table of Contents Framing the Video Essay as Argument by Ashley Hinck Teaching Tranformativity/Transformative Teaching: Fair Use and the Video Essay by Suzanne Scott … Continue reading

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Production as Plug-in: Considerations for Teaching Production Skills in Non-Production Courses

 Cinema Journal Teaching Dossier  Vol. 1 (2) Spring/Summer 2013  Brett Boessen  Austin College   When considering assigning a video essay in a non-production course, certain logistical questions inevitably arise: how much production skill can I assume students have, and how … Continue reading

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Teaching (with) Social Media/ Cinema Journal Teaching Dossier Vol. 1(1)

Teaching (with) Social Media Cinema Journal Teaching Dossier Vol. 1 Winter/Spring 2013 Co-editors: Erin Copple Smith and Lisa Patti   Table of Contents Using Social Networks to Encourage Class Discussion by Ethan Tussey Grading with Google +: Assessing Social Media Assignments by Jorie … Continue reading

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Using Social Networks to Encourage Class Discussion

Cinema Journal Teaching Dossier Vol. 1 Winter/Spring 2013 Ethan Tussey Georgia State University       I use Facebook and Twitter in my teaching for two reasons; firstly, I want to reach my students on their most often used devices, … Continue reading

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Will It Blend? Lessons Learned Using Collaborative Media in a Liberal Arts Classroom

Cinema Journal Teaching Dossier Vol. 1 Winter/Spring 2013 Brett Boessen Austin College       In the Spring of 2010, I offered a class on Participatory Cultures, which I intended to be a vehicle for me and the participating students … Continue reading

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Grading with Google +: Assessing Social Media Assignments

Cinema Journal Teaching Dossier Vol. 1 Winter/Spring 2013 Jorie Lagerwey University College Dublin       The other essays in this dossier have examined the pedagogical rationales, goals and effects of using social media in classrooms; the theoretical underpinnings that … Continue reading

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Video Game Walkthroughs as Social Media

Cinema Journal Teaching Dossier Vol. 1 Winter/Spring 2013 TreaAndrea M. Russworm University of Massachusetts, Amherst               ENG 494DI, Dystopian Games, Comics, Media, is a course I teach in one of the Team-Based Learning classrooms … Continue reading

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The Challenge of Participation: Flickr Photostreams and Tumblr as Backchannels in the Digital Media Classroom

Cinema Journal Teaching Dossier Vol. 1 Winter/Spring 2013 Melanie E.S. Kohnen New York University       How do you foster meaningful participation and collaboration in the (digital media) classroom? I often ask myself and others this vexing question while … Continue reading

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