What are Digital Media Assignments?

Digital media assignments provide students an opportunity to demonstrate their learning of course content through the creation of multimedia learning objects using such formats as video, audio, still images and text. Assignments include the creation of short video documentaries, digital stories, audio and enhanced podcasts, digital essays, and other types of multimedia presentations. Students present their ideas for peer and/or instructor critique, research and integrate primary and secondary resources, reflect upon and communicate their perspective on what they’ve learned, and use the appropriate tools to structure their assignments.

Engage implemented the Engage Adaptation Digital Media Assignments Award during the 2010-2011 academic year to study the impact and processes around the creation of digital media assignments in the classroom. The content presented here is the result of that award.