Teaching with Digital Media

Much of my work centers on digital pedagogy and these pieces are grouped below, along with a few seminal essays that I use in teaching.

Teaching the Video Essay Assignment,Cinema Journal Teaching Dossier Vol. 1(2) Spring/Summer 2013.  Various authors.

Critical Commons: http://www.criticalcommons.org/ This is a media advocacy site run by a colleague; you upload clips that you use often in class and add some commentary making the fair use evident.  It takes some effort but then you have them for good! You can use others’ clips too, and it makes a great class project to upload and annotate.

The Rhetoric of RemixTransformative Works and Cultures, Vol 9, 2012. (Kuhn) This is a rationale for remix as digital argument. It’s one of my most cited essays so it might be helpful.

Nomadic Archives: Remix and the Drift to Praxis, from Digital Humanities Pedagogy, Open Book Press, January, 2012. (Kuhn and Callahan). Full collection available online. This is an overview and rationale for the trajectory of a foundational class. (For a graduate version with some examples, please see: Hacking the Classroom: Eight Perspectives and then “Kuhn” although all of these pieces are smart and useful.)

Speaking with Students: Profiles in Digital Pedagogy, (Kuhn, Johnson, Lopez) Published in Kairos and republished in a “best of” 2010 articles book. A video-based rationale for students producing digital theses.

The YouTube Gaze: Permission to Create? (Kuhn) in Enculturation: A Journal of Rhetoric, Writing, and Culture. Special issue on Video and Participatory Culture, October 2010. Lists alternatives to YouTube.

From Pencils to Pixels: The Stages of Literacy Technology by Dennis Baron. A seminal articles that has influenced my thinking a great deal.

Filmic Texts and the Rise of the Fifth EstateInternational Journal of Learning and Technology (done in Scalar ). This is the first piece published in Scalar, which is a good option for using in class. It’s free and open source, created by academics for academic scholarship.