We've been focusing on what we as faculty can do with digital media, but what can we ask our students to do with it? Using many of the same tools we've been experimenting with, and basically the same process of planning, production, and presentation/distribution you've been engaged in for your Reboot projects, students can hone their 21st century digital media skills while learning and synthesizing the material in your courses. Your uses of digital media in and beyond the classroom become models for them to use their laptops and skills for learning, and their knowledge of facility with social media, multimedia, and user-generated content will teach you a thing or two, too.
Offer students ways of showing growth, achievement, and competence in a body of work.
Promotes student responsibility for his or her own work and active learning through student ownership of the portfolio.
Facilitate assessment for faculty.
Encourage connections between college learning, projects, and experiences and the wider world.
Illuminate self-presentation as a professional and distinct individual.Provide a bridge between college and the professional world or graduate school.