In this guest series, we highlight teaching tools that grad students have access to through Notre Dame. Making use of these can help you run a state of the art classroom and have some excellent tech experiences to discuss on the job market.
We hear from faculty, students, and especially employers that Multimodal /multimedia literacies have become an economic imperative in today’s job market. As they enter their respective fields, students are expected to be not only critical consumers of multimedia content but fluent creators of it, as well.
Hesburgh Libraries and the Kaneb Center for Teaching and Learning at the University of Notre Dame have launched a new service platform, Remix, which aims to help students, faculty and staff build multimedia skills and promote teaching and learning with digital media.
“The definition of literacy has expanded beyond the ability to read and write text. In order to be truly literate, students must be able to read and write the language of multimedia. This means that faculty need to create assignments that integrate elements such as images, audio, video and data,” argues Chris Clark, assistant director of the Kaneb Center.
Remix is a website that features step-by-step guides for multimedia projects and a showcase of student works. Remix projects—in the media genres of image, audio, video, and take students from beginner to project completion in a user-friendly and mobile friendly interface, offering clear instructions on how and where to get help when they need it.
In fact, to support students as they work on Remix projects, the Library, partnering with the Kaneb Center and OIT, has created a team of multimedia coaches—the Media Corps—who are versed in all of the Remix projects and many other creative applications. They are located on the second floor of the Hesburgh Library and students, faculty, and staff may book specific appointments for help with capturing, editing and producing multimedia work.
For more information about Remix and Media Corps visit Remix.nd.edu
online. Or contact Randy Harrison at (574) 631-0312.