James Piecowye thinking out loud

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Posted on | March 25, 2014 | No Comments

I am teaching a very cool class blandly named COM315 Media Writing 2.

What this class is doing is telling information stories online, via audio and with an old school notice board.

There are 3 groups that will rotate through the 3 assignments.

BUT each student has to produce 2 stories, there are 15 students, and all the stories can be used and re-used across the assignments.

We will do this 3 times with 30 or more new stories each time.

One of the things I am trying to hit home is that mobile media is a viable tool, so all audio is recorded on a mobile phone and edited using Audacity.

Images are taken with mobile phones and Instagram is our friend.

What is important is the quality of the content.

But quality doesn’t always mean long, although I love long form stories!

Here is a great example for my students to look at, 60 second news Mehdi’s Minute.

Checkout this 90 second basic offering, it is this easy!

We will see what my students can do!

 

 

 

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