This is a project from an Intro to Digital Media class in which students explore the role emerging media are playing in the lives of college students. I had my students work in groups of about 3 to develop a set of questions about media experiences, interview students from outside our class, and put it together as an edited audio file with narration. Students worked with Audacity and created screencasts for each other to share helpful tips for using the program to improve their podcast episodes.
Overall, I was pleased with what the students produced and received positive feedback about this project. In the future, I will probably include an opportunity to present a draft before finishing their final mix, and I will be more explicit about what types of sources I expect them to reference in their narration. I can include links to some of my students’ works once I get it up on my page. I liked this assignment because it asked students to do real analysis while working in a format that was new to most of them.