Geography lecturer and students apply video production skills to develop stories

Senior Lecturer in the Department of Geography, Environmental Studies and Tourism, Dr Suzanne Grenfell – recently used video as a medium for students to capture the effects of the drought, currently being experienced in the Western Cape.

Post-graduate students from the department went on a fieldtrip to the Theewaterskloof Dam where they captured images and video footage to develop their stories.

Dr Grenfell attended CIECTs Multimedia: Teaching Tools for the Digital Age Workshop, in February. This workshop enabled her to edit images, create audio (narration) tracks, compile media into a video and upload to an online platform.

Dr Grenfell gave feedback in relation to the development of videos, created by her students. She states that sharing these skills with students, has provided her with a new and creative way of accessing their knowledge of the situation.

Dr Grenfell also provided feedback related to the facilitation of the workshop. She states: “I think the department was blown away, thanks for a great course!

Contact the CIECT team to actively engage in the Multimedia workshop. You will be exposed to a variety of tools; and will be able to develop teaching and learning material, using a device and software of your choice.

Contact: Clint Braaf cbraaf@uwc.ac.za; Andre Daniels addaniels@uwc.ac.za; and Marion Hermans mvhermans@uwc.ac.za

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