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Thursday, June 16 • 11:00am - 12:00pm
Session 4 - Moving Beyond Text: Extending Student Engagement with Multimodal Storytelling

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In this session--through audience participation in interactive exercises and a discussion of project examples--we will highlight how the video program at Bucknell has moved beyond instructional to transformational by partnering with faculty to scaffold successful video assignments that increase student engagement. Until recently, video production projects have primarily been seen as a form of entertainment or recreation often added-in at the end of the semester as a rushed and poorly produced final project that frustrates both faculty and students. However, our culture has moved from text-based to one that is increasingly visual. As such, learning to critique and write in multimodal formats is essential for training our undergraduates to be effective communicators and consumers of knowledge. Multimodal storytelling in the classroom allows undergraduate students to connect course content through a reflective process that also develops their digital, visual, and media literacy skills.

Speakers
avatar for Param Bedi

Param Bedi

Vice President for Library and Information Technology, Bucknell University
Param Bedi is the Vice President for Library and Information Technology at Bucknell University. He joined Bucknell in January 2008. Param is the chief strategist and visionary for comprehensive library/information technology planning and implementation, in support of the University's mission. He provides leadership in creating an environment that energizes and extends library and technology support for the learning, teaching, scholarly, and... Read More →
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Brianna Derr

Instructional Technologist, Bucknell University
Brianna Derr is an Instructional Technologist Specializing in Video. She earned her BA from Penn State in Film/Video Communications and received her certificate in Digital Storytelling in the Spring of 2014 from the University of Colorado Denver in partnership with The Center for Digital Storytelling now called StoryCenter. Brianna works with students and faculty to integrate video and digital media into the course curriculum. What she... Read More →
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Emily Sherwood

Assistant Director of Digital Pedagogy and Scholarship, Bucknell University
Emily Sherwood is the Assistant Director of Digital Pedagogy and Scholarship and an Affiliated Faculty Member in English at Bucknell University. She holds a Ph.D. in English Literature from the Graduate Center, CUNY.


Thursday June 16, 2016 11:00am - 12:00pm
Science Addition 214 Science Center