Rich Media Grant Blogging Requirements

As part of this year’s Rich Media Grants, we ask that each team of participants (consisting of faculty and Swem/IT Staff) create at least two blog posts detailing your rich media project and its outcome.  The first post, to be published during the Spring 2012 semester, will introduce your project. The second post will be your reflections on the completed project, to be published during the Fall 2012 semester.  These posts can take many forms, such as a casual written description of your project and your motivations for conducting it, a recorded interview between the members of your team, or a video documenting the ways you incorporated media into your classroom.  The posts will be put on a William & Mary website – most likely the Academic Technology site.

Guidelines for Post Content

Post 1: Before you Begin

For this post, we would like each team to come up with a 500-750 word article containing the following:

  • A brief description of the project,
  • An explanation of why the faculty member wants to do the project,
  • A discussion of how the project will be different from what the faculty member used to do, and
  • A description of how you as a team plan to implement the project.

Keep in mind that as a blog post the writing should be in the style and language appropriate for that format, and not read like a formal project proposal.  Please email your post to Evan Cordulack at eacord@wm.edu by Friday, April 13th.  Images are also welcome along with the text of your post. Because we’ll be putting this on the Web, there will be certain formatting requirements for your text, but don’t worry about that, as Evan will take care of it.

Post 2: The Results of your Project

This post will be a reflection on how your project turned out, to be completed in Fall 2012.  We encourage your team to find a way to include video and/or audio content for the blog (like a podcast, video from the class you’ve implemented your project in, etc.) based on the results of your grant-funded project.  As a team you can be creative with your audio/visual content and work together to find compelling ways to demonstrate the process for and/or success of your project through that content. Note that you will not have to produce your own audio/visual content (unless you want to) – we will provide the resources necessary to do that.

Additional Information

If you have any questions or concerns, or if there is some other way you would like to document your project, we’d be happy to work with you – please contact Evan Cordulack.