2018 Student Research Conference:
31st Annual Student Research Conference

Digital Video Composing in the English Language Arts Classroom 

Destiny D. Reed♦
Dr. Rebecca Dierking, Faculty Mentor

The purpose of this research was to investigate how digital video composing impacts students’ self-concepts as writers. Digital video composing can be defined as the creation of videos that include original text and a combination of voice-over, music, images, and/or video.  The first phase of the study involved evaluating each student’s self-concept as a writer through observational field notes, class discussions, individual student conferences, and informal journal responses.  Students then participated in a digital video composition unit, learning about digital video composition and creating original digital videos.  After participating in the unit, students’ work was evaluated and each student wrote a reflection paper, detailing his or her personal process of creating a digital video and how the process impacted his or her self-concept as a writer.  This research highlights how the implementation of digital video composing in the English language arts classroom can influence students’ self-concepts as writers.  

Keywords: Digital , Video , Composition , English , Self-Concept, Education

Topic(s):English MAE Intern
English, Secondary MAE Research

Presentation Type: Oral Paper

Session: 301-3
Location: MG 1000
Time: 1:30

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