Date:                      Wednesday February 1, 2012
Time:                     3:00 - 5:00 PM
Location:               Clemons LIbrary Third Floor
Hosted by:             Digital Media Lab

The Digital Media Lab is hosting a digital poster session bringing together faculty interested in media creation with faculty producing media content.  Professors, instructors and independent filmmakers will be on hand to answer questions and demonstrate how they use media in various forms for assignments, research and outreach.  

Don't miss this opportunity to connect with media-savvy faculty and staff!  For additional information contact

Please register for this FREE event at here.  

Presenters and descriptions below.  Additional presenter information added as information received.

Brian Balogh
Dorothy Danforth Compton Professor,
Chair, National Fellowship Program, Miller Center and Corcoron Department of History

The History course, Viewing America,1940 - 1980, is a decade long pedagogical and digital journey that has provided a venue for students to explore history through a group project that culminates in a web site.  From hand-coded websites with still images to Wordpress, Drupal, and video, Balogh's assignment CYOU (Create your own Unit) has grown and evolved with his teaching methods, course sizes, and available technology solutions.  The students in the class vote on the best web site and Balogh design a lecture based upon the material presented in the winning site.   Evan McCormick, Graduate Assistant with Viewing America, will also be on hand to discuss experiences working with this course. Balogh's current interests include digital timelines to show events in context as well as building networks for faculty to share best practices with integrating technology into the classroom experience. 

Joel Rubin
Department of Music 

Managing audio and video reserves for music courses has always been challenging.  In the summer of 2011, Rubin worked with Music Library and SHANTI staff to integrate required listenings and readings within the 40 page syllabus for the forty-year seminar, Roots Music of Multicultural America.  This wordpress solution allows for online sharing of comments and discussion, facilitating deeper in-class discussions.  It also allows faculty to easily manage library audio reserves with recordings from their personal collection in a single interface.  Rubin is Assistant Professor and Director of Music Performance in the McIntire Department of Music. His current research is an ethnography of aesthetics and issues of religious and ethnic identity within contemporary klezmer, a transnational music movement that interfaces with various forms of contemporary world, popular and art musics.


Phyllis Leffler
Professor, Department of History
Director, Institute for Public History

Explorations in Black Leadership approaches its 10th year anniversary as a collection of video recorded interviews of black leaders in government, business, art, and education, and law conducted by Julian Bond.   Leffler began this project when video delivery was in its infancy (pre YouTube), and she has experienced first-hand nearly every technology challenge one faces involving media management and building a media collection.   Her current interests include how to span the gap in creating rich media publications of scholarly work and where is a safe place for scholarly resources like this one to reside.  She is also interested in ways to make video segments accessible to the broadest possible audience so that they can be used for both research and teaching.

Will Rourke

Since the Fall of 2009, the Mobile Networking Community, aka Mobinet, has hosted a series of forum presentations that have explored the realm of mobile technologies in and around UVA.  These events have provided UVA students, faculty and staff as wells as professionals outside of UVA with the opportunity to present and learn how mobile technologies affect their personal and professional lives.  Topics are flexible, whether focused or open ended, and span the range of expertise and interests from cell phone user to mobile platform coder.  MobiNet's goal is to foster the understanding of mobile technologies through presentation and direct experience.  All are encouraged to reveal, discuss or illustrate their particular encounters with mobile technologies experienced at home or in the office.

 MobiNet was initiated as a result of a generous grant from the UVA Library to form the Mobile Library Research group with the intent of exploring mobile devices and their impact on networked information at UVA, and we have a cache of mobile devices on hand from e-readers to to iPhones Android tablets.  MobiNet's current interests include exploring mobile apps, web interfaces, augmented reality, and e-publishing for courses as well as research projects.

Sarah Farrell

School of Nursing and the
Department of Public Health Sciences
School of Medicine

"Be the Spider Not the fly" is the title for a seminar Farrell teaches to incorporate current technologies in the classroom and to study and assess health care information on the web.  Activities include video production and using devices such as the Apple i-Touch to explore content creation and access.  Her current interests include inspiring students to seek advanced degrees as well as user testing of emerging technologies for health maintenance and promotion.

Todd Burks
Meredith Wolnick
Classroom in a Box

In the fall of 2011, the Library broke new ground by using a mobile classroom in seminars and skills classes.  Featuring 22 iPads, a Macbook Pro for syncing and management, a high-end powered storage cart and a sturdy rolling travel case, this instructional toolset provides the means to move beyond the classroom by incorporating new technologies, better utilizing space, and providing more accessible instruction.  The mobile classroom is a model for streamlined, up-to-date teaching techniques and an even playing ground for student learning and exploration.  This initiative does more than address exploding technology needs for student learning and rigid, in-demand classroom space, it anticipates them and encourages students and instructors to grow and transform the way they learn and teach.

Stephen Railton
Professor of English

 "Digital Yoknapatawpha" is a new project, and very much a work in progress.  It's goal is to re-present Faulkner's Yoknapatawpha fictions -- the 16 novels and dozens of short stories that William Faulkner wrote between the mid-1920s and his death in 1962 -- in a map-based online archive that should be of equal use to beginning students and advanced scholars.  On the one hand, students reading a Faulkner short story in a survey course will have a new way to appreciate the text itself, and also a means to locate any one text within the rich web of interlocking characters, narratives and themes that Faulkner created over the course of his career.  On the other hand, critics will be able to employ the project's robust databases to discover new patterns of meaning in Faulkner's art.   Developed with the DML and SHANTI, the project is also developing a national group of collaborators who will help complete it, and make sure it also represents as many of the interests of teachers and scholars as possible.  "Digital Yoknapatawpha" is Railton's third digital project focused on Faulkner; in addition, he is also the creator of the widely-used "Mark Twain In His Times" and "Uncle Tom's Cabin & American Culture" electronic archives.

Alison Levine

Associate Professor, French


“Reel Life Stories: French Documentary Film” was a course taught in Fall 2011. The course provided an introduction and overview of French documentary cinema, as well as to critical approaches and theoretical questions raised by the study of documentary in particular and non-fictional forms of expression more generally. Students participated in an interwoven series of digital media workshops as part of the class, with a view to becoming better scholars and critical viewers of film through a sustained engagement with the practice of planning, shooting and editing digital video projects. The entire course, including most of the media workshops and all the final projects, were in French. 

Anastasia Dakouri-Hild
McIntire Department of Art

The undergraduate seminar 'Art and Cognition' focused on the interrelationship of visual art and cognition from prehistory to the present time, grappling with issues such as the nature of art, aesthetic experience and the rapport between science and art. Building on the theme of art and cognition, the students distilled individual research papers into video clips, and subsequently attempted to construct a collaborative video narrative as part of their projects. Some of them will be available to discuss their experiences in working with media in this context. Dakouri-Hild's include the leveraging of digital tools and resources, including Kaltura, to address instructional and pedagogical needs.

Wynne Stuart                                                                                  
Associate Provost for Academic Support and Classroom Management
University of Virginia
The Cisco Telepresence Classroom

Classrooms are constantly evolving as the university is committed to creating spaces that support teaching and learning.  As part of a pilot project, a Cisco Telepresence System, a dedicated immersive classroom, will come online in 2012 with a focus on bridging the physical location barriers between Virginia's higher education schools. George Mason University, James Madison University, Virginia Tech, and University of Virginia are members of this pilot to improve access to courses and resources across these schools.   The classroom will be located on the third floor of Clemons and is currently under construction.  Project Leaders, Shaun Farrell and Lela Marshall, will be on hand to discuss the technology and the space.  Ms. Stuart's current interests include planning how this resource will benefit the UVA community.

Michael Palmer
Associate Professor & Assistant Director
Teaching Resource Center

Principles of Chemical Structure Laboratory  is a first-year chemistry laboratory course which sets a foundation for scientific inquiry, motivates and emphasizes scientific writing, and explores chemistry through computation and experiment.  As the course unfolds, students are exposed to a variety of chemistries, some traditional and others on the cutting edge of science. It is expected that something along the way will pique their curiosity and wonder. To explore their ideas and questions about a chemistry topic of interest, they are asked to produce a 3-5 minute or photo story which creatively teaches something about the chemistry. In addition to learning some cool chemistry, the project allows students to gain experience in several areas critical to scientific success, namely creativity,  literature research, material and idea synthesis, presentation of technical material, ability to work collaboratively, and effective use of digital media.

Marc Campbell
Clemons Library
Video Clipping Service

Last year the Library launched its video clipping service, whereby segments of videos are digitized for instructors to use in teaching and research.  Using clips rather than an entire video saves time by isolating portions of videos to show in class, releasing faculty from the need to fast forward or watch previews, providing a consistent viewing experience, and allowing collection of related material in one location.  Clips can be used for in-class viewing on a DVD player, and/or made available for streaming online within Collab.

Chris Bunin and Andy Mink
Curry School of Education

Collaborating directly with the Center for Digital Storytelling,
Berkeley, California, the Virginia Center for Digital History co-hosted
educator workshops with K-12 teachers from across Virginia. These
immersive workshops were designed specifically for K-12 classroom
teachers and focused on the strategies and technologies of creating a
digital narrative with a special emphasis on classroom application.
Bunin and Mink have first-hand experience using the Center for Digital Story
Telling method and will have examples of student work.  Current
interests include projects focused on “hands-on-history”.

Independent Student Filmmakers
Some of the DML student consultant staff and independent filmmakers will be on hand to screen some of their current work.

David Germano
Director of Shanti
Co-Director of The Tibet Center

David has developed a deep expertise in the use of digital technology to facilitate innovation in teaching adn research in the humanities and social sciences.

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