Assigning a Podcast Series in the Classroom

18 Sep

In this workshop, David Morgen will share insights, advice, and practical resources to effectively manage having students create a podcast series in a class. We’ll go from developing the fundamental assignments to getting students to buy in on the series to assessing the finished episodes. And we’ll also discuss platforms for hosting and publishing audio and how to syndicate your class podcast to iTunes.

Strategies for Creating an Accessible Writing Course

24 Feb

Access should be part of the criteria used when choosing materials assigned to be read, viewed, listened to, or (in the case of hypertext) explored. And any instructional materials generated for class — e.g. syllabi, assignment sheets, video tutorials, and course websites — should be created while following current accessibility guidelines. Finally, students who create digital products for class should be provided with the opportunity to learn the importance of access, given the tools for evaluating and improving the accessibility of the materials they produce, and prompted to think critically about evaluative criteria for accessibility; this may be done in any course at any level, so long as the appropriate adjustments are made for the specific context.