From MSN, quoting top scholars in writing studies. The “impact” group might be able to use this as a resource.
Hi all. I wanted to upload a finalized copy of the grant application (minus cover sheet and signatures) that I turned into the Center for Teaching, Learning, and Technology this past Monday. It includes a full budget, including some additional technology purchases that will make our filming and behind-the-scenes work more effective, fyi. Here are the grant guidelines I was writing towards. My narrative of the project is longer (twice as long, actually) than what they recommend, but I couldn’t figure out (in the time limit I had to write this) how to get it any shorter. Besides being team members on this appilcation (since although it’s my teaching project; you all are the ones who will see it through!), you’ll find this narrative of interest because it gives you another view into the audience of faculty members your projects will reach. Particularly the assessment part, I think. Let me know if you have questions. We should hear about this grant (acceptance or rejection) by, I hope, the week we go to Watson.
If we aren’t able to get this grant, we will try pursuing the Graduate School grants I mentioned earlier this semester, although I don’t want this class project to take away from other research opportunities for which you might need that money this year. Either way, I am encouraging you to present your final project (perhaps as a group?) at the spring research Symposium, which will make you eligible for the $125 research grant from the graduate school. (See the Resources page for that grant-application link. In rereading the application, I realized you don’t need a project blurb; just a budget. And you can apply for the grant post-travel, with your hotel receipts, for instance. We’ll work out the details IF we don’t get the CTLT grant.)
Hey all. I’ve added a new page to the class blog, which includes details about all future (big) assignments (it won’t include in-class-assigned blog posts or small stuff; just, um, more detail-oriented projects that will involve some time). Currently, the VIDEO INTRO and the SCREENSHOT ANALYSIS assignments are posted there, with links to instructions made whenever possible. On the Resources page, you’ll find links to tutorials to support you through various stages of these projects. I’ll add Resources as you suggest them and/or we need them. If I’ve overlooked some part of the assignment(s), please let me know by commenting here or on the Assignments page.
I suspect that you might run into some VPN problems with uploading and/or embedding your videos. If you can’t get it working, default to uploading your videos to YouTube and embedding them that way and also bring your playable (wmv) files to class on a jump drive so we can work out any kinks at the beginning of class. (But please don’t wait until then if you’re having problems. Imagine the classtime lost if *everyone* needs 5 minutes of help.)
Finally, the thing about Moviemaker (moreso than iMovie) is that it’s very difficult to move an editable (mswmm) project from one computer to another. So for this project, plan on sticking to one computer and if it’s not your home, personal computer, or a lab computer in STV 408 (which is open when classes aren’t in there during the day — I’ll get a schedule soon), then plan on finishing the project in one sitting (if, for instance, you’re in a public lab like the library). We’ll talk about moving MovieMaker files from one computer to another in a week or two.