In this workshop we will review the basic principles, advantages, and pitfalls of teaching with video. The session will feature MediaThread, a web-based multimedia annotation and composition platform developed at Columbia University to support critical scholarship based on multimedia sources. Participants in this workshop will learn how they can use MediaThread or similar annotation tools to deepen analysis of rich media, such as streaming video from various sources on the web. Various curricular models and strategies for the effective use of tools like MediaThread in the classroom and beyond will be explored. The workshop will be hands-on; participants will build multimedia compositions based on videos we collectively annotate and analyze, and share results.
It is recommended participants bring a laptop, but not required. Participants may also share laptops.