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Here is another presentation. It is a bit of a memoir with some of the life story stuff I mentioned in class mixed together with some intellectual biography, specifically my experiences with my academic field--Computers and Writing, a discipline that studies how technology changes writing. The video has a voiceover but I performed the piece at a conference last month.
Here is a really quick sketch for how you can work with video clips:
You can also import these clips into iMovie. Or you can just edit and export the clips you want using mpegstreamclip as quicktime format.
Once you have files in quicktime format, you can embed them into the Web essay page. Here are some tips for that:
For your final exam you will be composing a take home essay. Treat the assignment like the first two essays, rather than like an essay you would write up spontaneously in an hour or so.
Using either of the two early essays in the class as models, compose either a print or Web essay. Use the "Final Essay" option under the Create Content link. For your essay, choose or adapt one of the following topics:
A & P
For this assignment, you will create an essay related to a literary text and a film adaptation. The essay should feature materials that are available on the Web. You can locate online source materials, or create your own (using screen shots or video clips), and then incorporate them into the essay.
For the topic, you might choose one of the following possibilities:
Attached is the podcast we did in class. Unfortunately, the sound from the clips did not come through with adequate volume. Will use different speakers aimed at the microphones next time.
For your group project, you will need to create a study page that can be used by the class to learn more about your text or topic. For Friday, your group will collaborate online to help develop the study page. You can select one member to create the page. Other members can then edit the page as needed.
You might include links to resources related to your text. You can add notes related to your presentation. You can compose interpretations or study questions. You can add images, videos, etc.
The group task is to have a draft of the page created by Friday at midnight. The complete page will be due on July 8th at midnight.
For this assignment, you will work with a small group to deliver a podcast/performance panel presentation about a work of literature or a literary topic. Your presentation can be no more than 25 minutes. (A bit shorter is fine and points will be deducted for presentations that run over.) You will also create a study page for the text or topic you are discussing.
Panels are typically featured at academic conferences. Several people are gathered into a panel to present research about a topic. Your task as a group will be to teach the story or concept to the rest of the class. The biggest challenge will be coordinating what the members of the group will say, and fitting it all into 25 minutes. You may also be able to include audio or video elements in the presentation, which will raise a few more logistical concerns.
Here are some possibilities: