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Assignment Information Video Production using Artificial Intelligence (AI) Tools

Assignment Information Video Production using Artificial Intelligence (AI) Tools
California State University, Channel Islands
Ryan Murphy, Assistant Professor of Business Communication at California State University Channel Islands, created an assignment information video using HeyGen (an AI avatar video creation tool) and ChatGPT. Assignment information videos supplement written assignment instructions, rubrics, and verbal explanations of an assignment in class. By offering assignment information using additional modes, student gain enhanced clarity and understanding of assignment instructions. Video instructions keep students engaged and they can be replayed as many times as necessary. Acknowledgement to Dr. Stephen Lind of the University of Southern California who presented this concept at the Association for Business Communication Western Regional Conference (Spring 2024), where he shared both practical outcome of AI videos like this as well as technical instructions for creating them.

Badges in Canvas: Connect the Dots Between Course Outcomes & Career Skills

Badges in Canvas: Connect the Dots Between Course Outcomes & Career Skills
California State University, Channel Islands
Kristen Linton, Instructor from California State University, Channel Islands, created two Badges in Canvas associated with specific learning outcomes and career skills. Eligibility to receive the badges was set using a rubric that assessed the students' skill, which is public. Students who receive badges can post the badge to the LinkedIn profiles and potential employers can click it to see a description of the assignment and criteria that needed to be met in order to receive the badge.

Cardinal Directions Activity in Arabic using VoiceThread

Cardinal Directions Activity in Arabic using VoiceThread
California State University, Channel Islands
Sumaya Bezrati, Instructor from California State University, Channel Islands, uses VoiceThread to have students practice giving cardinal directions in her Arabic 101 class. This is an active learning assignment in which students record themselves describing a country's location in Arabic and other students have to guess which country they are talking about. Through this activity, students become familiar with the names and locations of countries in the Arab World and are able to practice their speaking and listening skills in a fun and interactive way.

PlayPosit Assignment with Youtube

PlayPosit Assignment with Youtube
California State University, Channel Islands
Argero Zerr, an instructor from CSU Channel Islands, created a PlayPosit assignment. This PlayPosit assignment corresponds to a Youtube video for a TEDx talk titled “Why does it take so long to grow up today?” by Dr. Jeffrey Arnett. The assignment includes a series of multiple choice questions which test comprehension of the material throughout the video. The assignment also includes poll questions and discussion questions which encourage students to reflect on their own opinions and experiences with emerging adulthood.

Using VoiceThread to Create a Presentation for a Spanish Project

Using VoiceThread to Create a Presentation for a Spanish Project
California State University, Channel Islands
Samanta de Frutos García, an Instructor of Spanish at CSU Channel Islands, created a final project assignment for SPAN 102: Elementary Spanish II. The template provides guidelines for students to create a VoiceThread presentation using vocabulary, grammatical constructions, and cultural knowledge learned in this course using the free Spanish textbook Libro Libre. This project assesses students’ ability to answer questions and report orally to demonstrate basic functional proficiency in Spanish, talk about familiar topics, compare and contrast cultural similarities and differences between the United States and Spanish-speaking countries, and present the information and cultural insights gained through the TalkAbroad sessions. This can be modified to fit any class.