Media Training for Undergraduates

In a class that I am co-teaching with an excellent practitioner (here), we are asking our students to create a two-minute “explainer” video that highlights a few key points from the reading and raises a couple of questions for discussion.

In fairness to my students, I elected to subject myself to the same exercise, based on media training I received at a recent workshop from the amazing Brent Durbin.

We did a before and after video.  You can see the after video here.



I look forward to reporting on how this worked in the classroom.  For more on the “explainer” –

“The Explainer” as a journalistic form –


Examples of “explainer” videos (most of these have many more graphics than we will have)