A Digital Display of Learning:

Engage DMA student projects showcased during Digital Salon

By Vanessa Eisch
Engage Staff

From multimedia tutorials on DNA replication to narrated presentations on puberty, this year's Digital Salon is chock-full of Engage Digital Media Assignment (DMA) student projects.

Ten student DMA projects are highlighted at this year's event showcasing artistic and research-based projects that take digital form or rely heavily on IT in the production process.

Five of School of Education assistant professor Erica Halverson's Freshmen Interest Group students have projects on display. With the help of Academic Technology (AT) consultant Cheryl Diermyer and MERIT IT services coordinator Catherine Stephens, students created "This American Life"-style radio stories addressing cultural, historical, and/or social issues that connect to students' personal experiences.

AT consultant Ron Cramer worked with School of Nursing clinical instructor Yvette Egan's nursing students on narrated PowerPoint presentations focused on body image and puberty for the Allied Drive After School Program. Three nursing student projects will be exhibited.

Zoology faculty Kerry Martin's undergraduate zoology and biology students worked with AT consultant John Martin, L&S Learning Support Services consultants Sue Weier and Dough Worsham on multimedia tutorials. Two student projects focused on DNA replication and enzyme structure will be displayed.

Campus is invited to the Digital Salon exhibition of student work held in College Library's Open Book Café April 9-April 15, 2011.

The annual Digital Salon is organized by the Digital Humanities Initiative and the UW-Madison Libraries, with additional support from DoIT Academic Technology.