Welcome to Assessing Student Media! This course is all about starting with the end in mind–with assessment! We’ll explore how to support students through a smooth production process to a high-quality, standards-based video, audio or image-based media project.  

Why take this course?

  • You want to learn more about how to assess audio, video and image-based student media projects
  • You want to help students become better media communicators and creators by assessing the media-making “conventions” that will help them grow.
  • You want resources, examples and ideas on both summative and formative assessment from KQED experts and fellow educators
  • You want to get hands-on and make a media project assessment for your classroom or learning environment
  • You want feedback from media literacy experts (your instructors!) on the media assessment you create 
  • You’re interested in earning the Assessing Student Media micro-credential! 

More About This Course

This course is divided into lessons that are a combination of text, images, videos and other interactive elements. You will also be asked to complete one assignment: creating an assessment tool, such as a rubric, checklist or peer feedback form, to use for a student media project. 

Course instructors will provide feedback on your assignment designed to help you improve your practice. Their recommendations will align with the requirements for specific PBS media literacy certification, which you will learn more about toward the end of this course. In addition, you can see and comment on the submissions of other educators, which many course participants have found helpful.

You can go through the course at whatever pace makes sense, and review anything afterwards that you might have missed. In order to receive a certificate of completion, you will need to complete all the assignments and finish the course within four weeks of starting it. If you don’t finish in time, no worries, you can always re-enroll.

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