Digital Oral History Projects - Schedule & Due Dates -
Spring 2014

Projects  -  Interviewing Tips  -  Topic Outline Example  -  Oral History Release Form  -  Time Log  -  Video Editing with iMovie  -  Uploading to YouTube  -  Creating a Blog  -  Oral History Links


Class meeting: Monday, March 3 and Tuesday, March 4
Introduction to Oral Research

Video: A Game of Solitaire

Oral History: An Introduction for Students - pp. 3 - 29

---> Look through previous student projects and select one or two that you especially like: be prepared to discuss them on March 17 or 18

---> Contact interviewee and set up interview date as soon as possible, but no later than: March 24

Class meeting: Monday, March 17 and Tuesday, March 18
Interviewing Tips & Practice


Interviewing tips

Complete interview preparation by: March 24

---> Topic Outline (Click here to see an example of a topic outline) Also include the name and brief description of interviewee and scheduled date of interview - Due: March 24 (email to

Complete interview no later than April 14
* have narrator sign the Oral History Release Form 
before the interview
* take digital photos of narrator after the interview
* ask narrator if they have any old photos from the times and/or topics they talked about that you can borrow to scan/copy for your webpage

---> upload at least 5 minutes of the interview to YouTube and submit the YouTube URL by April 14

Class meeting: Monday, April 14 and Tuesday, April 15
Digital video editing


iMovie (recommended) or Windows Movie Maker

Video editing help:

For iMovie app on iPad:
-->   iMovie Help


---> Time log (general topic outline of audio with rough times, see example of a part of a time log below): - Due: April 21

Click here to see an example of part of a time log

Editing - April 15 - April 28  Edited files completed and uploaded to YouTube - Due: April 28

Upload all of your segments to the
YouTube skylinecollegeoralhistory channel

Class meeting: Class meeting: Monday, April 28 and Tuesday, April 29
Putting Your Blog Post Together

Directions for Creating Your Post on Blogger and Adding Embedded Videos

---> Completed Blog Post
- Due: Monday, May 12.


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