MEDT 7470


3 Semester hours Wednesday, 5:30-8:00 p.m.

Room 201 Education Center

Instructor: Dr. Barbara K. Mc Kenzie

Office Location: 137 Education Annex

Office Hours: Monday and Wednesday 11-12:00 and 1-5:00 p.m. and by appointment; In class Monday and Wednesday 8-10:50 a.m., Monday 5-7:30 p.m., Wednesday 5:30-8:00 p.m., visiting interns Tuesdays and Thursdays, In-Tech training every other Thursday starting January 20th

Telephone: Media and Technology Department Office: (678) 839-6558, Direct line to Office: (678) 839-6558, Home: (770) 830-0560, Distance Education Office: (678) 839-6248

E-mail: Office: and Home:

Fax: (678) 839-6153


An advanced course in the design and production of video instructional materials. Classroom utilization of video will be included.


Through this course students will demonstrate progress in the achievement of two NBPTS proposals that form the conceptual framework for advanced preparation programs in the College of Education. This course will enable the student to begin the development of a portfolio that could be submitted for National Board certification.

Proposition 2. Educators know the subjects they teach and how to teach those subjects to students. Students will be given opportunities to design and produce videotapes that can be used in their areas of interest to provide meaningful educational information and experiences to their students.

Proposition 3. Educators are responsible for managing and monitoring student learning. Students will become familiarized with the diverse ways videotape can be utilized in the classroom to meet the varying needs to students, including student and instructor applications.




Students will:

  1. design and produce educational videotapes in selected areas of interest that utilize in-camera and electronic editing techniques (Clendenin, B., 1998; Compesi, R. J. & Sheriffs, R. E., 1995; Herrell, A.L. & Fowler, J.P., 1998; Rosenthal, A., 1996; Zettyl, 2000).
  2. operate basic audiovisual equipment needed for videotape productions (video camera, video recorder, lights, microphone mixers, microphone, editing machine, and computer graphic programs) (Clendenin, B., 1998; Compesi, R. J. & Sheriffs, R. E., 1995; Herrell, A.L. & Fowler, J.P., 1998; Millerson, G., 1993; Zettyl, 2000);
  3. develop a greater awareness of the role and impact of videotape in the instructional process as a means of meeting the special and diverse needs of students, teachers, and administrators through readings, presentations by experts in the field, and face to face/on-line class discussions (Heinich, R., Molenda, M. & Russell J. D., 1993; Herrell, A.L. & Fowler, J.P., 1998; Kyker, K. & Curchy, C., 1995; Mc Kenzie, B.K. & Davidson, T., 2000; Mc Kenzie, B. K., 1994; Mc Kenzie, B. K. & Croom, A., 1994; Mc Kenzie, Volker, R. & Simonson, M., 1995); and
  4. search and retrieve selected readings and/or instructional videotape resources for use with students and faculty in the student’s area of interest (Heinich, R., Molenda, M. & Russell J. D., 1993; Kyker, K. & Curchy, C., 1995).


Required Text: Clendenin, B. (1998). The Video Book. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall.

UWG Distance Learning Success Guide and (the one stop index of how to log on, how to access the student tutorial, and other vital WebCT information)


Artesani, M. (1996, April 26). Videotaping that works. Teaching PreK-8, 131.

Becker, G. H. (1992). Video use and copyright. Tech trends, 37(3), 13, 56.

Bennett, J. A. (1990) . Ten tips for terrific videotapes. Tech trends, 35(3), 48-49.

Compesi, R.J. & Sheriff, R.D. (1995). Small format television production. (3rd ed.). Boston, MA: Allyn & Bacon, Inc.

Haines, C. (1995, March/April). The nuts and bolts of video production: spotlight on cameras. Media & Methods, 6, 86.

Heinich, R., Molenda, M. , and Russell, J. D. (1993). Instructional media and the new technologies of instruction. (4th ed.). New York: John Wiley and Sons.

Herrell, A.L. & Fowler, J.P. (1998). Camcorder in the classroom - Using the videocamera to enliven curriculum. Columbus, OH: Prentice Hall.

McElmeel, S. L. (1996, December). Internet books and videos. Technology Connection, 3, 12-14.

Mc Kenzie, B.K. & Mims, N. (1994/ September). Video aids for teachers, students, and the community, School Library Media Activities Monthly, 40-41.

Mc Kenzie, B. K. & Croom, A. (Fall/ 1994). Video and the physical education curriculum: Creative classroom applications. The Physical Educator, 138-143.

Mc Kenzie, B. K. (1993). Using videography to enhance student learning and motivation: A hands-on approach, Media Educator, 5(1), 30-33.

Morley, J. (1990). Scriptwriting for High-Impact Videos. Belmont, CA: Wadsworth Publishing Company.

Lantz, C. (1996). Instructional video production, Dubuque: Iowa: Kendall/Hunt Publishing Company.

Millerson, G. (1993). Effective TV production. (3rd ed). Jordan Hill, Oxford: Focal Press.

Peck, K. L. & Catello, J. P. (1990, May/June) . Instructional alternatives for at-risk students, Media & Methods, 12, 54-57.

Price, H.B. (November, 1992). Multiculturalism: Myths and realities. Phi Delta Kappan, 208-213.

Rosenthal, A. (1996). Writing, directing, and producing documentary films and videos. Southern Illinois University Press.

Small, G. (1989, September/October) . Keeping students in school: Software as an effective tool. Media & Methods, 46-47.

Tovey, J. (1996, November/December). Must see TV, making the most of schoolwide video systems. Media & Methods, 12-14.

Video Magazine, Reese Communications, Inc., 460 West 34th Street, New York, NY 10001.

Videography, P.S.N. Publicatins, Inc., 2 Park Avenue, Suite 1820, New York, NY 10016.

Videomaker, Videomaker Inc., P.O. Box 4591, Chico, CAQ 95927.

Volker, R. & Simonson, J. (1995). Technology for teachers. (6th ed). Dubuque, IA: Kendall/Hunt Publishing Company.

Zettl, H. (1998). Television production handbook. (7th ed). Belmont, CA: Wadsworth Publishing


Selected On-line Video Resources



  1. Readings and Attendance
  2. Each student is expected to do the assigned readings before class and have the necessary equipment and materials for the specified activities. Students are to attend all classes unless excused by the instructor. If you have a valid reason for missing class please contact the instructor in advance or call her at the office so appropriate plans can be made for you to obtain the information that was presented. After the second unexcused absence the students' grade will be lowered 5% for each absence.

  3. Class participation both face to face and on-line
  4. Students will be design and present short video clips to the class covering new video concepts that are covered. In addition, students are expected to participate in class discussions and on-line assignments given during the semester.

  5. Class projects

Students will complete three video projects:

  1. Written examinations

Students will complete two on-line examinations: a midterm and a final.

Evaluation procedures:

The student will be evaluated with the following criteria:

  1. Attendance and participation in class and on-line……………………………10%
  2. Exams……………………………………………………………………...…40%
  3. Midterm………………………..….20%


  4. Projects……………………………………………………………….………50%

In-camera edited videotape…….…10%

Short edited videotape…………….15%

Final edited videotape……………..25%


Videotape quality..20%

These class projects are described in detail on the class handout, "MEDT 7470 Class Projects."

Grading Policy:

The below grading standards below will be used:

A = 92-100%, B = 82-91%, C = 72-81%, and F = 71% and below.

Class Policies:

  1. All assignments are due in class on the due date. There are no exceptions to this policy. If you are sick, please get someone else to bring your paper to class.
  2. Anyone who is absent from class is responsible for obtaining notes from a classmate and finding out about modification or changes in assignments, due dates, etc.
  3. Students are expected to be present for all class meeting unless extenuating circumstances develop such as being sick. If a student cannot make it to class they are to contact the instructor in advance to be excused. A student will be permitted one unexcused absence. For each absence after the second the final grade will be lowered 5%. (For example if a student has a 97% final grade and is absent 3 times their total will be lowered to 85%, a "B" grade).
  4. Punctual attendance is expected at all class meetings and field experiences.
  5. If a student is caught receiving or giving unauthorized assistance on any test or assignment, the student will receive an F for the course along with any disciplinary action recommended by the University.


Week 1 This class meets on campus (Jan. 12th) Class begins at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday evenings in room 201 Education Center.

Week 2 This class meets on campus (Jan. 19th). Bring a video camera, recorder, and tripod to class for lab

Week 3 This class meets on campus (Jan. 26th) Bring a video camera, recorder, and tripod to class for lab

Week 4 This class meets at Central High School (Feb. 2nd)

Week 5 This class meets on campus (Feb. 9th)

Week 6 This class meets on campus (Feb. 16th)

Week 7 This class meets on campus (Feb. 23rd)

Week 8 **WebCT class ( (March 1st)

Week 9 No Class. Spring break at West Georgia (March 8th)

Week 10 **WebCT class (March 15th)

Week 11 This class meets on campus (March 22nd or 25th)

Week 12 **WebCT Class( March 29th)

Weeks 13-14 **WebCT classes and individual instruction (April 5th, 12th)

Week 15 This class will meet on campus (April 19th)

Week 16 **WebCT Class (April 26th)

Week 17 Meet on campus (May 3rd) 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Academic Honesty

Students are expected to adhere to the highest standards of academic honesty. Plagiarism occurs when a student uses or purchases ghostwritten papers. It also occurs when a student utilizes ideas or information obtained from another person without giving credit to that person. If plagiarism or another act of academic dishonesty occurs, it will be dealt with in accordance with the academic misconduct policy as stated in The UnCatalog, Undergraduate Catalog, and Graduate Catalog.