“Flipping” the College Student Development Classroom

This post is written by Jim Barber, Assistant Professor of Education. About the Project My project will use rich media to create short, online learning modules to introduce concepts for my course, College Student Development Theory (EDUC 603) in the Higher Education Program.  I am very excited to have April Lawrence from Academic Technology and Paul Showalter […]

Rich Media and Greek and Roman Mythology

This post is written by Naama Zahavi-Ely, Assistant Professor of Classical Studies. Why should one teach (or study) Greek and Roman mythology?  Why should 21st-century young people care about the stories that the Greeks and the Romans told about their gods and heroes?  One answer is that these stories have provided abundant material to some 2800 […]

Rich Media in the Dance Classroom

This post is written by Denise Wade, Associate Professor of Dance. As an Associate Professor in the Dance Program in the Department of Theatre, Speech, and Dance, the primary way that I have incorporated film or video in my dance classes is in recording choreographic projects or showing historical dance films.  In August 2011 I was […]

The Lodges Project

This post is written by Sharon Zuber, Visiting Assistant Professor of English and Director of Writing Resources and Kelly Joyce, Associate Professor of Sociology and Dean of Undergraduate Studies. In April 2010, the College launched a plan for an Eco-Village, a plan that would replace the Lodges (student housing and coffee shop near the Sadler Center that […]

Video Production for Chinese Language Students

This post is written by Peng Yu, Visiting Instructor of Chinese Studies, Modern Languages & Literatures Department. Project Description This is a video production project designed for Chinese language students at the 200-level. The objective of this project is to encourage students to explore ways to use Chinese language in real-life settings so as to enhance […]

Rich Media Project in St. Petersburg

This post is written by Sasha Prokhorov, Associate Professor of Russian Studies, Department of Modern Languages & Literatures. Our project emerged out of the William & Mary – St. Petersburg Program’s research needs. Last year Jes Therkelsen and Sasha Prokhorov developed a media production component for the research module that included a multimedia blog, research paper, and a documentary film.  […]

VoiceThread in Teaching

This post is written by Denise Johnson, Assistant Professor of Reading Education, School of Education. For some background information on this project, see this blog post. For my project, I will use VoiceThread for multiple purposes in my elementary reading/language arts methods course. Two years ago, I paid for a VoiceThread account and used it as […]

Podcasting in the Classroom

This post is written by Julia Kaziewicz, Graduate Student, American Studies Program/Adjunct English Faculty My project proposes using podcasting in the English 207 classroom in lieu of the traditional short paper, capitalizing on the engagement of rich media to enhance student learning.  Over the course of a semester, each student will be part of a team […]

Integrating Short Films into Russian Language Courses

This post is written by John Lyles, Visiting Assistant Professor of Russian, Department of Modern Languages & Literatures. My project idea has its origin in my Fall semester evaluations.  I am a new hire (Fall ’11), and when I took over second-year Russian during my first semester, I did not want to make any radical changes […]