Advice (Briefest Summary)
Assign students to make structured critical analyses of brief media excerpts; and then to use Jing (simple, free, online tool) to produce "screencasts" that synchronize their critical comments with the media excerpt. Require each student to record his/her narration while delivering it orally to the full class. Both the instructor and the classmates provide immediate constructive feedback. This live recording session helps many students to produce higher quality narration - more vibrant tones, simpler and clearer language.
Students Produce Critical Media Analysis Summary on as Synchronized Narration Using Jing in Introductory Undergraduate Courses
Purpose and Context
Help faculty to enable each undergraduate student in an introductory media/communications course to:
Develop skills in using a structured approach for critical analysis of media.
Improve skills for producing recordings of high-quality narrated media, especially for synchronizing narration with an already available media excerpt.
Students arrive in the course with quite varied familiarity and competence for planning, producing narrated media and for using relevant online tools.