Event Title

Literacy in ENG 101: An Animated Video Lecture

Research Mentor(s)

Lucchesi, Andrew

Description

Throughout my studies in Western’s English Graduate program, one of my focuses has been digital literacy, which entails effectively communicating in a digital environment using the tools that are most appropriate for an audience-- in my case, college students. This project centered on researching various common video styles and determining how they may or may not be engaging for students, then choosing the most compelling genre for an ENG 101 educational video on literacy. I determined that an explainer video, which incorporates colorful and playful visuals, utilizes captivating motion, and often is accompanied by up-beat music, would allow me to reach the learning outcomes of the lecture all while engaging my students in a “language” they are familiar with in the medium of video. After my study, I created a video through learning and designing with the video platform Powtoons, which my students watched to begin our literacy unit. The video explains the fundamental concepts necessary for the rest of our assignments in the unit.

Document Type

Event

Start Date

May 2020

End Date

May 2020

Department

English

Genre/Form

student projects, posters

Type

Image

Rights

Copying of this document in whole or in part is allowable only for scholarly purposes. It is understood, however, that any copying or publication of this document for commercial purposes, or for financial gain, shall not be allowed without the author’s written permission.

Language

English

Format

application/pdf

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Literacy in ENG 101: An Animated Video Lecture

Throughout my studies in Western’s English Graduate program, one of my focuses has been digital literacy, which entails effectively communicating in a digital environment using the tools that are most appropriate for an audience-- in my case, college students. This project centered on researching various common video styles and determining how they may or may not be engaging for students, then choosing the most compelling genre for an ENG 101 educational video on literacy. I determined that an explainer video, which incorporates colorful and playful visuals, utilizes captivating motion, and often is accompanied by up-beat music, would allow me to reach the learning outcomes of the lecture all while engaging my students in a “language” they are familiar with in the medium of video. After my study, I created a video through learning and designing with the video platform Powtoons, which my students watched to begin our literacy unit. The video explains the fundamental concepts necessary for the rest of our assignments in the unit.