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University Seminar Returns on November 15

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seminar.jpg November 3, 2010. Join us at the upcoming University Seminar on New Media Teaching and Learning, Project Rebirth: Using Documentary Film to Study Trauma, Grief, and Recovery on November 15, 2010 from 4:00pm - 5:30pm in 523 Butler Library. In this seminar, Randall Bass, associate professor of English, executive director of the Center for New Designs in Learning Scholarship, and vice provost at Georgetown University, will present an overview of the process and results of an experimental undergraduate course taught last fall using the Project Rebirth archive as a point of departure for the multidisciplinary analysis of trauma, grief, and recovery.

The Project Rebirth archive is a part of the larger Project Rebirth educational initiative which aims to help students better understand the many dimensions of trauma and recovery following September 11, 2001. The initiative provides faculty partners from Columbia University and Georgetown University with access to hundreds of hours of footage from Project Rebirth, a documentary by filmmaker Jim Whitaker that chronicles the stories of 10 people deeply affected by the attacks on the World Trade Center, including extensive footage of interviews as well as the rebuilding of the site.

Students in Professor Bass’ course used VITAL (Video Interactions for Teaching and Learning), CCNMTL's video analysis tool, to view the Project Rebirth footage in a secure, web-based environment that supports managing and annotating video content. Professor Bass will both describe the theoretical underpinnings of his course as well as demonstrate his students' work and his assessment of the learning gains resulting from student engagement with the Project Rebirth archive.

Project Rebirth: Using Documentary Film to Study Trauma, Grief, and Recovery
Monday, November 15, 2010
4:00PM - 5:30PM
523 Butler Library

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