EDLD 5363 Week 5

Another class down, only a few left to go! This week was the culmination of a group project involving the creation of a public service announcement. It was quite a bit more stressful than the usual fifth week of a course, probably because doing group work remotely has a unique set of challenges, particularly in orchestrating timing, workload, and file sharing. For example, because we all have full-time jobs in addition to this coursework, so it was frustrating trying to get time to work on everything in a timely matter that wouldn’t upset my partners. Then we ran into issues about the actual compilation of the project. Because we divvied out the creation of the individual pieces, when it came time to bring it all together, we quickly realized we were in dire need of videoconferencing software and definite meeting times that we could all be on at the same time. We used Google Docs to create most of the pre-production notes, in addition to email communication.

As for the project itself, it was fine. I believe I have expressed my views thoroughly regarding the limiting of creativity and placing constraints on students. However, if you’re interested, the finished project can be found here.

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