Using Silly Media in Teaching and Learning
TCC 2019 Preconference
Recorded on Wednesday, March 20, 2:00PM HST / 5:00PM PDT / 8:00PM EDT; Thursday, March 21, 9:00AM Tokyo
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Do shared social media memes and animated GIFs represent the worst elements of internet culture? Or, are there purposeful academic uses for such “silly media”?
Levine will suggest ways we can augment online teaching with memes by adding images to words, to visualize metaphors and facilitating discussion.
As shortform videos, animated GIFs that loop are effective for demonstrating natural processes or illustrating techniques where repetition aids understanding.
Learn what your students might accomplish by creating memes and animated GIFs. With your creative ideas, such media could be much more useful for teaching and learning.
About The Presenter
Alan Levine explores the potential of new technologies for education. Having hosted a web server on the Maricopa Community Colleges network in 1993 Alan has not left the web since. Levine has brought innovative ideas while working with the New Media Consortium and the University of Mary Washington, and now as an independent consultant (https://cog.dog). An early proponent of blogs and RSS, Levine has shared his ideas and discoveries at CogDogBlog.com since 2003. His interests include digital storytelling, photography, bending WordPress to his whims, and randomly dipping into and sharing from within the infinite river of the internet.