Anthropology 372 (Visualizing Anthropology)

One of my proudest courses I've worked on at Davidson College has been the Anthropology course "Visualizing Anthropology". This has been a constantly evolving course that runs every other fall semester. I have facilitated it as a co-teacher six times now. My major contributions have been the photo-essay project with a learning goal of getting the students using the cameras in full manual mode. They begin to think about how to visually tell a story using still imagery which we later apply to video. They master the basics of video ..
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Davidson College’s Media Lab

The first major project I was tasked with upon arriving at Davidson College in 2007 was the creation of a media lab. The configuration of the lab was a workbench style table lining the perimeter of a windowless basement room in the main education building on campus. There were four Macintosh pro tower computers, with a cart that had a digital tape deck on it. The idea that the students could roll the cart from computer to computer in order to capture their content from the tape based workflow they ..
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Podcasting 101

This is a workshop a colleague and I wrote on podcasting. This typically would be given to a class where a professor would want his or her students to create a podcast in an in class assignment. It can also work as a standalone workshop in conjunction with our podcasting studio. The goal of the workshop was to engage the learners as much as possible with short group discussions and less lecture and listen from the facilitator.     Podcasting 101 An Instructional Design workbench on how to create a podcast for your curriculum.   Facilitated ..
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Medicinal Chemistry: The Molecular Basis of Drug Discovery

Medicinal Chemistry: The Molecular Basis of Drug Discovery was Davidson College's first massive open online course. Taught by Dr. Erland Stevens, Davidson offered this course free to the public through the edX.edu platform. As the Media Producer for the course, I faced many obstacles. One of the first was acclimating a professor accustomed to in class lecture style teaching to the nuances of video lecture capture.  We overcame this with a “baptism by fire” method of allowing the cameras to keep rolling no matter what. During a talk, the professor may ..
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