Instructors who assign media projects provide students with alternative tools and methodologies, allowing them to make critical rhetorical decisions and create or compose in a new way. Factors to consider when designing a media project are:

  • What are the learning objectives for the course and how might the use of media assist students in achieving them?

  • Do you see this assignment as an individual project or done as a team?

  • Do you want students to create material, such as video footage or sound elements, or find them?

  • What kind of time investment do you want students to make, in the context of the other work for the course?

  • How will you assess student work? Will you incorporate peer feedback as part of the process?

If you would like to learn more about options for media assignments, you can request a one-on-one consultation with a consultant from LSA Instructional Technology Services by emailing lsa-iss-ltc@umich.edu or by completing the Consultations for Media Assignment Form.