In SP 232, we present cultural material in the target language via interactive presentations called 'mini conferences'. These are scripted and provide multi-media reinforcement of vocabulary and main concepts. Given that these are conducted in class, students who miss for whatever reason, are at a disadvantage. This project used ScreenFlow to record the presentations and now are available via the Canvas site.
The project allowed for one GSI to learn and use a new application that can help her as she continues to teach at more advanced levels in our department. For the students in our classes, the presentations online allows them to practice listening comprehension activities to the extent they want.
It will continue in the sense that the presentations are recorded and they will be available to future students in 232. The gsi who recorded them, Arcelia Guitiérrez, has a copy of the software and may continue to use it in her classes.
Advice to your Colleagues:
Depending on the size of the presentation (ours last approximately 8 minutes), choosing a lower video quality rate may be necessary so that the file can be stored in Canvas.