Introducing our Passions

Here are some of the videos that were created as part of our #PassionateScholars Project. The Goal of the assignment was to create a video that introduces the class to their research subjects. I wanted them to pay attention to the subject matter so that the viewing audience would get a sense of what they found moving and important about their topic.

Their Proposal Pitch Video was to

  • engage the viewers with the appropriate use of images and design elements,
  • present the idea in a professional, well-prepared manner,
  • be under two minutes in length,
  • allow us to see what they are passionate about and how important this issue is, and
  • be posted to our class website for our class to vote on.

Jennifer Ward has shared many of the resources that she uses in her class and I am using them with my classes. This is our first try at it and I am hopeful that many of them will benefit from the experience of being able to self-select a research topic. We had limited time on the computers so I was not able to consult with them to stress and re-stress the requirements to make sure that everyone was on the same right page.

We used Animoto.com and I was amazed at the attention that many paid to the creation of their videos. I continuously reminded them not to get caught up in the bells and whistles of the site.

Below are just a few of the videos that my classes produced.

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