In this class you and five gifted middle school students from Durham Public Schools will meet, interview, photograph and write about local literary figures. After these conversations, the OLLI and the middle school students will develop content for the “Durham Literary Mobile App.” (This app currently covers 11 writers: sites.duke.edu/pepsicoedtech.) The course will be held every day for one week, and each day will be divided into two parts. From 10:00-12:00 Olli participants and the middle school students will meet with authors at the Regulator Bookshop on 9th Street. In the afternoon the middle school students will meet at the Duke Multimedia Project Studio to create the mobile apps. They will use video, audio, photographs and text about the author to develop the app. Though not required, OLLI students are welcome to join the middle school students in the afternoon. The class will be split into five teams and five project areas, each team will be composed of OLLI and middle school students, and each team will have hands-on experience with each project area. Everyone will be trained in the use of the Zoom Recorder and the video equipment. Those participating in the afternoon session will use the MyTours platform to create the mobile app. This platform is licensed by Duke and is incredibly easy to use, even for someone with minimal computer skills. All of the audio and video equipment needed for the project will be provided.Number and Length of Classes:This five day class will coincide with the middle school students’ intersession break, which is April 10-14. Class begins at 10 am at the Regulator Bookstore. Those staying for the afternoon session will walk from the Regulator to East Campus (5-10 minutes) and take the free bus to the Multimedia Project Studio on West Campus. Class will end by 5 pm.
Please note: There is no charge for this class. Also, students may register if they are able to take three out of the five sessions.
Facilitated Discussion. Hands-On Activity.