1-Credit Option for Digital Collective members
COMM EM 2940 Section 05 (freshman & sophomores)
COMM EM 3940 Section 05 (juniors & seniors)
ADVISOR/INSTRUCTOR: BETTINA FABOS
- Weekly attendance at DC meetings
- 8 hours of DC tutoring
- Work on 1 DC subcommittee (Digital Media Club publicity + outreach; website committee; social committee; career panel organization committee; DC field trip committee) NOTE: the dc president, vp, secretary and treasurer do not need to serve on a subcommittee for the 1-credit option.
- a 4-5-minute video interview with someone who works in an area of interactive digital communication. All interviews will be posted (and archived) on the IDS Blog. The video does not require a title or much (if any) editing, but the person’s name and company affiliation should be added (as text) at the bottom of the screen during the entire interview. Small video cameras can be checked out from the Communication Studies Department, 326 Lang Hall.
|Possible interview locations:Spinutech
Tikly (Des Moines)
Lava Row (Des Moines)
Fresk (Des Moines)
Grasshorse Animation (Winfield, IA)
Contact Bettina Fabos for names of specific people to interview
|Video Interview options: A: What do you do during a typical day?(ask them to go through a day in the life of their job)B. What did you wish you had learned in college to prepare you for your current job?C. Tell me about a current project you’re working on that is exciting and trendsetting.Ask any of the people you interview if they would participate in the annual “IDS/DC career panel”|
For any help with video editing, go to the Production House.
Video should be uploaded to the IDS YouTube Channel:
Send video link to firstname.lastname@example.org so we can post it on the IDS Blog.
- One blog post to appear on the IDS blog (send blog entry to email@example.com). The blog entry could be about a new trend in interactive digital communication, or about something critical that you learned in your classes or on your own that you want to pass along to your peers; or about an experience you had during an internship or job that is related to interactive digital studies worth sharing.
- Written description (1 paragraph each) of:
- all the activities you did with the DC during the semester and
- recommendations/observations on how to improve the organization.
TO BE HANDED IN DURING FINAL EXAM WEEK: firstname.lastname@example.org
A = come to all but 1 meeting, 8 hours tutoring, upload an excellent 5-minute video interview, write and submit blog entry, upload an paragraph on your DC activities + recommendations.
B = come to all but 2 meetings, 6 hours tutoring, upload a good 5-minute video interview, write and submit blog entry, hand in paragraph on your DC activities + recommendations.
C = come to all but 3 meetings, 4 hours tutoring, upload an average 5-minute video interview, write and submit blog entry, hand in paragraph on your DC activities + recommendations.
Digital Media Club Publicity + Outreach: Work to advertise Digital Media Clubs in the community. This might entail advertising on campus; going to the Cedar Falls Senior Center; going into CF schools; designing and hanging up posters.
DC Website/Facebook Committee: Work to add and edit content on the website and Facebook; upload photos; add DC member info; add Digital Media Club info
Social Committee: Plan monthly DC social activity
Career Panel Organization Committee: Organize and coordinate the annual DC career panel participants (the panel is comprised of speakers from local digital enterprises), who speak to UNI students about IDS-related career paths and help DC members (and all IDS students) anticipate and plan for the newest industry trends. (FALL SEMESTER)
Field Trip Committee: Organize the annual DC field trip, that involves a visit to a digital media company (in Des Moines, Minneapolis, St. Louis, or Chicago), a meal paid for by the DC, and (if possible and there is $$, an overnight). (SPRING SEMESTER)