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Student-Made Video Projects in a Computer Technology Course

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2014 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition


Indianapolis, Indiana

Publication Date

June 15, 2014

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June 15, 2014

End Date

June 18, 2014



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Liberal Education/Engineering & Society Division Poster Session

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Liberal Education/Engineering & Society

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24.1130.1 - 24.1130.15



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William E. Genereux Kansas State University, Salina Orcid 16x16

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William Genereux is an Associate Professor of Computer & Digital Media Technology at Kansas State University at Salina. He is also a K-State doctoral student in curriculum and instruction, with research interests in media literacy and the educational use of digital media technology. He has been working with computers and technology for the past 25 years.

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Student Made Video Projects in a Computer Technology CourseAbstract:Communications skills are universally recognized as important within the education ofengineers, however these skills are often underemphasized in engineering and technologycourses. One new approach to emphasizing professional communications skills is the assignmentof student made video projects. Some scholars argue that video has become the currentvernacular of our culture. Video engages an audience in ways unique to the medium. Becomingfluent in communicating with video technology expands the versatility of future engineers andengineering technologists.Advances in digital video technologies have made these video projects within the reach of mostundergraduate students, however many students have surprisingly little experience in this area.Outside of traditional media-making degree programs, few college students are required to createan edited video during their undergraduate experience.This paper explores the implementation of a student-made video project in a computertechnology course. The action research described is grounded in a media literacy framework thatuses a mixed methods approach. The video project explored has similar goals as does atraditional undergraduate written research paper, only having a video replacing the paper as thefinished product. Students must do research on a topic related to Internet and computernetworking technologies and present their findings in a video format.

Genereux, W. E. (2014, June), Student-Made Video Projects in a Computer Technology Course Paper presented at 2014 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Indianapolis, Indiana. 10.18260/1-2--23063

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