Category Archive: Teaching

Connecting the Classroom and the Archive: Oral History, Pedagogy, & Goin’ North

Connecting the Classroom and the Archive: Oral History, Pedagogy, & Goin’ North  By Janneken Smucker, Doug Boyd, Charles Hardy III The Fall 2014 and Spring 2016 West Chester University (WCU) course “The Great Migration and Digital Storytelling,” (aka, Goin’ North) centered on a archival collection of oral history interviews conducted in the 1980s with African …

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Thinking Big: Brian O’Hagan

This episode of “Thinking Big” features Brian O’Hagan of the Columbia Center for New Media Teaching and Learning.  O’Hagan discusses digital technologies and their integration into pedagogy and higher education. Oral History in the Digital Age project, funded by IMLS. http://ohda.matrix.msu.edu.  Thinking Big was co-produced by Doug Boyd and Intelligent Television. Tweet

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Oral History in the Classroom

Case Study: Oral History in the Classroom by Glenn Whitman At its core, an oral history interview is story telling. So I want to begin this case study by telling you the story of the creation and evolution of the American Century Oral History Project, the largest pre-collegiate oral history project in the United States. …

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Authentic Doing

Authentic Doing: Student-Produced Web-Based Digital Video Oral Histories by Howard Levin Abstract This paper describes a case study oral history project involving high school students who interview elders and publish in full text and full digital video on a public Web site, www.tellingstories.org. Telling Their Stories: Oral History Archives Project (OHAP) is a combination of a …

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Incorporating Oral History into K-12 Curricula

Incorporating Oral History into K-12 Curricula by Mary Larson K-12 teachers throughout the United States have embraced oral history as a way of making classes more interesting, but they have largely approached this through two somewhat divergent means. By far the most dominant has been the effort to develop curricula that teach students how to …

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Sound

Sound: So much of the material on this site is about sound; how to capture it; clean it; disseminate it, etc. Sure the OHDA site is also about history, and how voices tell stories, but one essential foundation is sound. If you are going to work with sound it is worth knowing a bit about …

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