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Designing and Defending an Argument through Digital Video

Hear an overview of an assignment that asks students to design, develop, and defend an argument on a particular issue through the use of digital video, and will show the end product.

Presenter Information

Dr. Adam Friedman

Director, Instructional Technology Group Professor, Social Studies Education

Dr. Adam Friedman serves as Director of the Instructional Technology Group at Wake Forest University. He is a Professor of Education, focusing on social studies education, and served as Chair of the Department of Education from 2014-2020. He teaches numerous undergraduate and graduate level social studies education courses along with a First Year Seminar (FYS) course entitled Sports, Culture, and Geography. Friedman’s research focuses on the advantages as well as drawbacks of technology integration into pedagogy, as he co-edited the book Research on Technology in Social Studies Education, has authored over 30 refereed journal articles and book chapters, and delivered over 80 presentations pertaining to pedagogical uses of technology. He has also been awarded several grants to study technology’s impact on teaching.

Collin Sharp

Student, Wake Forest University

Collin Sharp is a sophomore from Raleigh, North Carolina and he is majoring in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, with a minor in Math. Collin holds a position on the Wake ‘N Shake Exec Corporate Sponsorship committee and worked as a Co-Chair for the Hit the Bricks Alumni Committee this past fall. He is also an undergraduate researcher in the Lowther Laboratory of the Wake Forest School of Medicine. Collin took Dr. Friedman’s First Year Seminar last year and will be working with him to present this project.