Rochelle (Shelley) Rodrigo

phone icon757-683-3997

Making Learning Reel

Rodrigo, Rochelle, and Kristopher Purzycki. “Making Learning Reel: Student-Made Videos on Mobile Devices.” Enhancing Instruction with Visual Media: Utilizing Video and Lecture Capture. Eds. Ellen Smyth and John Volker. Hershey, PA: IGI Global, 2013. 266-279. Print. (66%)

As more students bring powerful pocket-sized computers to class in the form of their smartphones and tablets, faculty need to take advantage by devising curriculum that incorporates mobile video production as a means of contributing to the discourse of the university and the world at large. Projects where students use mobile devices to make videos create active learning environments where they are more likely to build and connect their classroom learning with what they already know. These types of projects also develop student digital composing skills while navigating several issues pertinent to a 21st century participatory culture. These assignments engage students with themes and issues that not only promote success in higher education but throughout their careers.