A Roadmap for Digital Media Assignments: Building a Sustainable Environment on Your Campus

Tuesday, February 05 | 12:30PM–1:15PM | Governor's Square 16
Session Type: Professional Development
Digital media assignments (DMAs) provide students with engaging and collaborative learning experiences, opportunities to develop digital literacies, and greater opportunity to demonstrate learning than paper-based assignments. DMAs can include creation of video documentaries, digital stories, podcasts, and other types of multimedia. Success with DMAs is dependent on pedagogical and programmatic frameworks grounded in student learning outcomes, technology infrastructure, and campus partnerships that leverage resources effectively. In this session, we will examine the frameworks developed by UW–Madison and follow a roadmap that leads to successful integration of DMAs into courses across campus, with stops along the way for structured discussion.

Learning Objectives:
* Describe a process for developing a framework grounded in campus goals and learning outcomes
* Identify partnerships necessary to provide support for instructors and students
* Identify infrastructure investments that gave instructors and students the learning technology needed to complete the assignments
* Follow our roadmap, applying key elements of our consultative model to develop effective and sustainable assignment and course design
* Draw on models of good practice generated as a result of the program and shared at the session, including rubrics, assignment designs and training materials suitable for a variety of academic levels, disciplines, and course contexts


  • Ron Cramer

    Director, Teaching and Learning Design, University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • Timmo Dugdale

    Center for Teaching, Learning, and Mentoring, University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • Sarah McDaniel

    Senior Assessment Consultant, University of Wisconsin-Madison