While the use of video in university classrooms provides rich opportunities for critical literacy, leveraging video carries with it a particular set of challenges, such as technical, ethical, and economic considerations. Explore the use of different video archives as main course texts in the past several years. Issues discussed will include the students’ creation of digital arguments using varying footage size, genre, and background. Learn to encourage students’ remixes while ensuring that their outcomes are not predetermined by historical circumstance, generic conventions, or political arguments.
Iraqi Doctors Project: http://iml.usc.edu/iraqidoctors/
Filmic Texts and the Rise of the Fifth Estate, from International Journal of Learning and Media: http://scalar.usc.edu/anvc/kuhn/index
Reelsurfer Indexing Platform: http://www.reelsurfer.com/