‘Videoing’ Methods and Modalities for Transforming Digital Composition – Cs 2018 Presentation Materials

Here are some materials from my Cs 2018 presentation, “‘Videoing’ Methods and Modalities for Transforming Digital Composition.” You can access some of the videos I discuss here:

Powerpoint slides (some slides contain video clips that may or may not be accessible through PPT):
Video Analysis

Transcripts for the videos within the PPT: Transcripts_VanKooten_Cs2018


Game On! Grizzlies, or, bragging on WRT 330 students

I have to take just a few minutes to brag on the students in WRT 330 Digital Culture.  Yesterday, they hosted a community event for Oakland University students called “Game On! Grizzlies” which also served as a benefit for Beaumont Children’s Hospital.  The event was in fulfillment of the Digital Activism Project for our course, which asked them to design a community-based event, launch a social media campaign, and compose accompanying printed and digital texts.

“Game On! Grizzlies” was a unique challenge for us because students in the course are commuter students who drive to campus daily and haven’t been heavily involved with campus events.  Designing, marketing, and writing for an on-campus event like “Game On! Grizzlies” was a new experience, and the class really came together as a community (both in-person and digitally) to make the event a success.  We played games, tweeted, ate pizza, got to know each other better, posted to Facebook, met new people, and raised money for Beaumont.

Read more about the event on The Beaumont Blog: “Oakland University Students Gaming to Benefit Beaumont Children’s Hospital” and in The Oakland Press: “Oakland University Students Host Game Day to Relieve Stress.”  

Collecting AV Data; Composing AV Arguments

I recently wrote a post for the Sweetland Digital Rhetoric Collaborative’s fall blog carnival “Data in the Digital Age.”  The carnival is a collection of posts from scholars and graduate students who describe the “different ways people use digital tools to collect, analyze, or otherwise grapple with research data.”  In my post, I discuss and reflect on my methods for collecting audio-visual data for my dissertation study.  Check it out, and I’d love to hear comments and questions, either here or on the DRC site.


WIDE EMU 2013 Preview ~ “It’s Free?…”

For this year’s WIDE EMU one day unconference, I’m combining forces with video composition guru Timothy Briggs to bring you “It’s Free?  Video Composing with ‘Copyright-Free’ Online Materials.”  The session is a “make” session, so participants will get their hands dirty and make 30-second videos using online materials that are legally “free” and available for reuse.  Then we’ll talk about the pros and cons of asking students to do the same in writing classes.  Check out our promo video below, and join us on Saturday, October 12 in Ypsi!