Bryn Mawr College's Digital Competencies Program helps students build the digital skills and critical perspectives on technology needed for success in the digital age.
One request we've gotten from students when we've asked for feedback on the digital competencies program is for more resources they could use on their own. A second request we've gotten from our own interns is that they wish there were more "fun" ways to interact with the program.
Enter the new interactive videos!
They're set up in a public Moodle site. (If you don't have a Moodle login, just click "Log in as guest"--no account necessary!)
These videos were created by Educational Technology Summer 2018 interns Romy Dangol ('19) and Eunsoo Jang ('20) using three different types of technologies--an online video maker with built-in animations called "Biteable," Adobe Premier for video editing, and H5P to add interactivity. Jang noted that this setup was "really tricky because if we changed one thing, we had to change everything in all three tools." Ultimately, the interns "learned to make sure everything was right before going on to next step."
The students developed their own digital competencies while managing the project. Dangol says that "we did a lot of strategic web searching for stuff. We limited ideas and narrowed it down, depending on what we thought would work." The project was especially challenging since we didn't give them a clear sense of what project they should work on or what technology they should use--we just presented our problem (we want more fun, interactive resources!) and the students figured out the rest.five competencies areas. You'll be given a chance to reflect on which competencies you use, and which are the most interesting to you. The whole program can be completed in less than 10 minutes.
Dangol says that it was "Really fun working on this project." Jang adds, "It was the most fun." Both students particularly hope that the videos will appeal to first-years, one of our target audiences.