Teaching Portfolio

Effective learning environments are based on a practical approach to addressing authentic situations in digital media production. Students are successful when they are prepared for real-world conditions throughout their educational experiences. By providing an atmosphere that gives genuine answers to genuine issues, they can address, adjust, and adapt to the ever-changing world of mass communication.


Class Projects

News Package

Assignment

Create a video news package, between 60 and 90 seconds in length, of interest to an audience in Central Iowa.

Learning Objectives
  • Analyze techniques used by news reporters, photographers, and editors.
  • Develop fundamental skills in videography, audio recording, and non-linear editing.
  • Demonstrate best practices currently in use in multimedia reporting and production.
Examples


“This American Life” Story

Assignment

Create a personalized audio narrative, between 60 and 90 seconds in length, in the style of “This American Life”.

Learning Objectives
  • Analyze and evaluate current methods used by real-world content creators.
  • Develop fundamental skills in audio recording and audio editing.
  • Demonstrate best practices in the production of audio content.
Examples


Promotional Flyer

Assignment

Create a one-page flyer promoting an organization, location, or service of your choice using Adobe Photoshop.

Learning Objectives
  • Analyze basic concepts in visual design and communication.
  • Develop a fundamental understanding in the basic operation of Adobe Photoshop.
  • Demonstrate original concepts in creative and inventive design.
Examples

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Collaborative Projects

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In my role at Drake University, I routinely have the opportunity to involve students in numerous multimedia productions produced by my office. The following are examples of projects where I was able to supervise, direct, and work with students. In all instances, they served either as videographers, editors, production assistants, or talent.

Information Technology Services
Service Portal

Recreation Services
Front Desk Training

Urban Plains
Award-Winning People