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Composition classes are getting increasingly multimodal. You can't avoid it--and why would you want to? Visuals, sounds, videos--all are modes of composing that match up with the rhetorical principles we use when teaching alphabetic writing.

In this episode, co-edited with John Silvestro of Miami University, we focus on the practicalities of assigning video projects to your students. First, John interviews Jason Palmeri, director of First-Year Composition at Miami University and author of _Remixing Composition_. Then, John and Kyle chat about an all-text kind of video assignment (??!!). Finally, we'll hear from Crystal VanKooten of Oakland University for an overview of scholarship on video in the composition classroom.

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Produced and recorded by Kyle Stedman (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.@kstedman), assistant professor of English at Rockford University, in cooperation with KairosCast and Writing Commons.

This episode is co-edited with John Silvestro from Miami University,@j_silvestro, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Part 1: Interview with Jason Palmeri

Jason Palmeri@jasonpalmeri, is associate professor of English and Director of Composition at Miami University and author of Remixing Composition.

Jason and John chat about how Jason got into teaching video, some of his assignments, and some of the theories that undergird his practice. Plus, they're both nice and fun.

Part 2: Scripting Our Way to Video

Next, John and Kyle talk about John's assignment of having students writescripts for movies that they don't actually produce. You'll hear two examples of those written scripts read aloud for the show by John and Sally Neidhard. And we talk about how kind of weird that is; Sergei Eisenstein is invoked.

See the show transcript for lots of links and for the exact scripts the students wrote.

Part 3: Crystal's Review of Video Scholarship

Finally, Crystal VanKooten, assistant professor of writing and rhetoric at Oakland University (@crystalvk), discusses some fundamental scholarship on video and composition. Including:

Resources

End Matter

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Composition classes are getting increasingly multimodal. You can't avoid it--and why would you want to? Visuals, sounds, videos--all are modes of composing that match up with the rhetorical principles we use when teaching alphabetic writing.   In this episode, co-edited with John Silvestro of Miami University, we focus on the practicalities of assigning video projects to your students. First, John interviews Jason Palmeri, director of First-Year Composition at Miami University and author of _Remixing Composition_. Then, John and Kyle chat about an all-text kind of video assignment (??!!). Finally, we'll hear from Crystal VanKooten of Oakland University for an overview of scholarship on video in the composition classroom.