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CCNMTL Project Analyzing Vietnam War Documentary Footage Highlighted in Teachers College Article

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May 13, 2009. Teachers College (TC) press recently posted an article about a summer course that will be taught by TC faculty Margaret Crocco and Bill Gaudelli. The course, "Vietnam Now," will use a CCNMTL-created video analysis tool called VITAL to clip and annotate segments of documentary footage of the Vietnam War. Students will learn about the Vietnam War and explore how multimedia can be used to enhance the teaching of the War in middle and high school classrooms.

The documentary footage comes from Project Vietnam, a partnership between CCNMTL, WGBH, and the University of Massachusetts-Boston to digitize, preserve, and disseminate primary source materials created for the 1983 documentary, Vietnam: A Television History, which examines in depth the causes and consequences of the Vietnam War. Project Vietnam offers an online library comprising hundreds of hours of original interview materials and images from the documentary.

CCNMTL is also working with faculty from the Columbia School of Journalism, the Department of History, and the Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures to integrate the Project Vietnam into their educational activities.

Related links:
web link See the full Teachers College article for "Vietnam Now"
web link Read about Project Vietnam, a Digital Bridges Project

Related news:
Jul-27-2011: Project Vietnam Site Launched
Jun-03-2011: Special Event: Recapping Project Vietnam
Aug-05-2010: The Chronicle of Higher Education Highlights Vietnam Collection
May-03-2010: The Vietnam Collection Featured in New York Times
Apr-15-2010: WGBH Launches the Vietnam Collection
Mar-03-2010: Project Vietnam Presented at WebWise Conference
Aug-26-2009: CCNMTL Faculty Partners Call for Media Literacy in Education
Jun-29-2009: Project Vietnam Launches at Teachers College
Jun-25-2008: CCNMTL Collaborates with WGBH and UMASS Boston to Activate Vietnam Digital Archive