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  • NMC07 DMS_UTAustin

    1. 1. NO CHILD (OR FACULTY MEMBER) LEFT BEHIND: Advancing Media Literacy & Preparing Students to be 21st Century Professionals
    2. 2. <ul><li>“ A man who carries a cat by the tail learns something he can learn in no other way.” </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>— Mark Twain </li></ul></ul></ul>
    3. 3. Presenters <ul><li>Rob Bruce </li></ul><ul><li>Susanna Herndon </li></ul><ul><li>Coco Kishi </li></ul>
    4. 4. Agenda <ul><li>Introduction </li></ul><ul><li>The University of Texas at Austin and the Division of Instructional Innovation and Assessment (DIIA) </li></ul><ul><li>Digital Media Services </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The Visionary Dream </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The Practical Reality </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Lessons learned . . . and confirmed </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Q & A </li></ul>
    5. 5. University of Texas at Austin <ul><li>~50,000 students </li></ul><ul><li>16 colleges and schools </li></ul><ul><li>2,700+ teaching faculty </li></ul><ul><li>19,000 staff </li></ul><ul><li>350-acre main campus </li></ul>
    6. 6. D I I A <ul><li>The Division of Instructional Innovation and Assessment (DIIA) was created in 2001 to address evolving teaching, learning, and assessment needs of UT Austin faculty members and students. </li></ul><ul><li>DIIA is a division under the Dean of Continuing and Innovative Education with the express mission to work with all university colleges, schools, and units to enhance teaching and learning. </li></ul>
    7. 7. D I I A <ul><li>Instructional Technology Research and Development </li></ul><ul><li>Faculty and Graduate Student Instructional Consulting </li></ul><ul><li>Instructional Assessment and Evaluation </li></ul>
    8. 8. Digital Media Services <ul><li>The Visionary Dream </li></ul><ul><li>Facilities </li></ul><ul><li>Financial resources </li></ul><ul><li>Talent </li></ul><ul><li>Faculty served </li></ul><ul><li>Students impacted </li></ul>
    9. 9. Digital Media Services <ul><li>The Visionary Dream </li></ul>
    10. 10. What we desired MIT Stata Center Saltire Centre Glasgow Caldonian University Salt Lake City Public Library
    11. 11. What we got
    12. 12. DMS Services <ul><li>Training </li></ul><ul><li>Consulting </li></ul><ul><li>Facility use </li></ul><ul><li>Equipment checkout </li></ul><ul><li>Online resources </li></ul>
    13. 13. Services for faculty <ul><li>Course incubation </li></ul><ul><li>Individual consultation </li></ul><ul><li>Faculty media workshop </li></ul><ul><li>Monthly group feedback sessions </li></ul>
    14. 14. Services for students <ul><li>From just-in-case to just-in-time training </li></ul><ul><li>Workshops: audio recording, video recording, video editing, screencasting, creativity, digital storytelling, storyboarding, project management, team building and custom workshops on other tools </li></ul>
    15. 15. Services for students <ul><li>Consulting </li></ul><ul><li>Facility use </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Digital media lab </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Audio recording studio </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Video recording studio </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Camera kit checkout </li></ul>
    16. 16. Staff Resources
    17. 17. Program assessment <ul><li>Process and protocol </li></ul><ul><li>Capacity </li></ul><ul><li>Faculty readiness </li></ul><ul><li>Student learning </li></ul>
    18. 18. Media project evaluation <ul><li>www.utexas.edu/academic/diia/dms/faculty/assessment/index.php </li></ul>
    19. 21. Results <ul><li>Fall 06 - 4 courses/60 students/12+ projects </li></ul><ul><li>Spring 07 - 17 courses/282 students/333 media projects (141 video projects) </li></ul>
    20. 22. Expectations <ul><li>Students are technically savvy </li></ul><ul><li>Students want to learn media techniques </li></ul><ul><li>Students will come to evening and weekend workshops </li></ul><ul><li>OS does not matter </li></ul><ul><li>iMovie is easy to learn and use </li></ul><ul><li>Students will manage their time well </li></ul><ul><li>• Students will want to work at home or other labs </li></ul>
    21. 23. Lessons confirmed <ul><li>Students are majority PC users </li></ul><ul><li>Students forget everything quickly </li></ul><ul><li>Students want in-class training </li></ul><ul><li>Students are careless with camera settings </li></ul><ul><li>Students are new to dealing with large file sizes </li></ul><ul><li>Students procrastinate despite warnings </li></ul><ul><li>Students need coaching to work in teams </li></ul><ul><li>Students like getting hands-on help but . . . </li></ul>
    22. 24. Lessons confirmed <ul><li>Services became critical course component </li></ul><ul><li>Limit student projects to 5 min max </li></ul><ul><li>Video projects are hard to scale </li></ul><ul><li>Carefully monitor faculty expectations </li></ul><ul><li>Not for everybody </li></ul>
    23. 25. Survival Tips <ul><li>Dedicated staff </li></ul><ul><li>Communicate... communicate </li></ul><ul><li>Rapid response to changes </li></ul><ul><li>Continual feedback </li></ul><ul><li>Be flexible </li></ul><ul><li>Have access to more $$$ </li></ul>
    24. 26. Next Phase 2007-08 <ul><li>Activity tracking </li></ul><ul><li>Equipment checkout system </li></ul><ul><li>Online training & tracking </li></ul><ul><li>More diverse offerings </li></ul><ul><li>Cross platform tools </li></ul><ul><li>Assessment </li></ul><ul><li>Longitudinal tracking of students </li></ul>
    25. 27. Acknowledgments <ul><li>Penn State Studio 204 </li></ul><ul><li>www.studio204.tlt.psu.edu </li></ul><ul><li>University of Tennessee Libraries Media Center The Studio </li></ul><ul><ul><li>www.lib.utk.edu/mediacenter/studio/index.html </li></ul></ul><ul><li>University of Wisconsin DoIT </li></ul><ul><li> www.academictech.doit.wisc.edu/ORFI/avs/index.htm </li></ul>
    26. 28. Contact <ul><li>DMS Web: </li></ul><ul><li> http://www.utexas.edu/academic/diia/dms/ </li></ul><ul><li>Rob Bruce [email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>Susanna Herndon [email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>Coco Kishi </li></ul><ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul></ul>

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