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Glit6756 ppt 1_v2

  1. 1. Exploring DIY Media GLIT 6757.65/66 Special Topics in Literacy Colin Lankshear & Michele Knobel
  2. 2. Nature of this course <ul><li>1 . Work in self-selected groups/teams to produce a digital media artifact and maintain a comprehensive “log” that documents details what transpires. </li></ul><ul><li>2. Collectively written academic paper that discusses your digital media artifact creation experience in terms of one or two key concepts from current, relevant theory and research. </li></ul>
  3. 3. In short…. <ul><li>You will be learning a “new (media) literacy” and reflecting upon the process of learning a new literacy in ways designed to inform our work as teachers, adult learners, and cultural producers. </li></ul>
  4. 4. DIY Media projects <ul><li>Podcasting </li></ul><ul><li>Music video editing </li></ul><ul><li>Anime music video remixing </li></ul><ul><li>Stop motion animation </li></ul><ul><li>Live action video with multiple edits </li></ul><ul><li>Movie trailer remixes </li></ul><ul><li>Flash animation </li></ul><ul><li>Second Life machinima </li></ul><ul><li>Music composition or remix </li></ul>
  5. 5. Documenting your project: spoken, written and observed data <ul><li>Observed data : your fieldnotes, your photographs/videos of the group working, screen grabs/captures, etc. </li></ul><ul><li>Spoken data : Verbatim recording or documentation of what people said (can be written down or audio-recorded) </li></ul><ul><li>Written (extant) data : Online tutorials, helpful websites, how-to videos, troubleshooting, discussion boards, text-focussed screen grabs </li></ul>
  6. 6. Writing good fieldnotes Fieldnotes Preliminary patterns/hunches/analyses I located a useful website that helped with converting files   Tuesday 11:03am I searched with google using the phrase “file conversion” and located a blog ( that recommended a free online service called Zamzar ( Zamzar is fully online which means I was able to …… BAD EXAMPLE     Conceptual: Accessing distributed expertise a la Jenkins’ “participatory culture”   Technical stuff: media files need to be compatible with the editing software   Other: Web 2.0 – free software service located entirely online (cf., shift to webtop from desktop)
  7. 7. Working online <ul><li>Collaborative blog using </li></ul><ul><li>Google Docs ( </li></ul><ul><li>Scholar Google ( </li></ul><ul><li>Crocodoc ( </li></ul>
  8. 8. By the end of today’s session <ul><li>Email the names and eddresses of your group’s members to Colin & Michele, along with your DIY Media project focus </li></ul><ul><li>Have joined our collaborative blog </li></ul><ul><li>Have set up a Google Document for your group—where you will write/post your academic paper in progress. Checkeveryone in your group can access it. Share this doc (along with editing rights) with Colin and Michele </li></ul>
  9. 9. Before we meet again…. <ul><li>Your DIY media project should definitely be well underway </li></ul><ul><li>Your data collection should be well underway. Bring what you can with you to our next session —we’d like to focus on analysing your data, looking ahead to your final write-up </li></ul><ul><li>Revisit set and recommended readings—along with additional texts—and read more purposefully (e.g., focussing on pertinent concepts etc.) </li></ul>