Explained by students for students
Grit Matthias, Cornell University
[vimeo 108155641 w=500 h=375]Click the video frame above to view the presentation. To ask the presenter a question about her presentation, please add a comment at the bottom of this page between October 6 and October 10. Presenters will check for and reply to questions at the end of each symposium day.
Please also join this presenter on this page for an online chat discussion on Thursday October 9th at 7am PDT/10am EDT.
Download transcript of online chat discussion here
This presentation describes a project from a fifth semester German class, in which students collaboratively created a media literacy tutorial video with German partners in Bielefeld, Germany. The students and I first discussed stereotypes with regard to their positive function and negative consequences. Then students were encouraged to choose one aspect of the Internet that requires media literacy, e.g. privacy, or social movements. Drawing on their newly acquired knowledge of stereotypes and discussions with German partners, the final project consisted of developing and producing a bilingual educational video addressed to their peers, which illustrates some ambivalent aspects of the Internet.
Department of German Studies