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Teaching Visual and Media Skills to Students

April 3, 2020 2020-2021All Session IdeasTeaching & Learning

Submitted by: Mike Hamilton, Instructional Technology Specialist at WPI

Contact Info:
Phone: 5088316422

What role would you like to play in organizing this workshop? I’m interested in organizing a workshop on this topic.

Intended Audience: instructional technologists/designers, faculty


At WPI, our TTL team spends time in classrooms helping to teach students how to successfully make infographics, scientific posters, and video presentations. Over the past year we have flipped our teaching model to include asynchronous learning modules for students to use prior to us working with them. The modules teach the basic concepts so that our time is spent workshopping with students and student groups, both in class and out of class.

My idea for this workshop day is to spend time on a variety of areas that will help participants to understand what we do at WPI and why we do it. The session topics so far would be:

- Teaching how to design quality print and digital infographics and posters - Mike Hamilton - WPI
- Teaching how to creating and edit video content - Jim Monaco - WPI
- Accessibility standards for designing and delivering these projects - Lindsey Van Gieson - WPI
- Pedagogy behind bringing visual/media into the classroom - Caitlin Keller - WPI
- Faculty Panel (WPI faculty answering questions on why and how they use these mediums in their classroom, and how they came to our team for help) - This portion may be remote presented (live moderated) on screen depending on timing and distance from WPI

Our modules were created on canvas and we will have some time for looking at and sharing the resources within the online modules as well.

Learning Objectives:
At the conclusion of this activity, participants will be able to…
- give examples of how visual and media projects can help enhances their student experience.
- demonstrate how visual and media projects can be taught to students in a classroom.
- identify resources available in teaching visual and media projects to students.
- recommend new options for teaching visual and media projects to their campuses.

Event Type: One day workshop

Track: Teaching & Learning

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Name Title Summary
Lindsey Van Gieson Instructional Technology Systems Manager How accessibility plays into teaching design and media techniques.
Caitlin Keller Instructional Designer The Pedagogy behind using different forms of media and visual projects in class.
Jim Monaco Sr Instructional Media Specialist How to teach video creating/editing and storyboarding to students.

Preferred Date and Location: November 16, 2020 - College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, MA., February 24, 2021 - College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, MA, June 9, 2021 - Saint Anselm College, Manchester, NH

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