Digital Oral History Projects - Schedule & Due Dates - Spring 2016

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


Class meeting: Introduction to Oral History

ENGL 100 - March 8  --->  Video: A Game of Solitaire

Reading: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 22

---> Contact interviewee and set up interview date as soon as possible

Class meeting: Interviewing Tips & Practice

ENGL 100 - March 22

Interviewing tips

Complete interview preparation by: April 5

---> 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: April 5(email to

Complete interview no later than April 18
* 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 18

Class meeting: Uploading video to YouTube; creating segments

ENGL 100 - April 19

Uploading to YouTube

Creating YouTube segments using timelines

Editing Software

  • YouTube Video Editor
  • Windows Movie Maker
  • iMovie (recommended)

Video editing help:

For YouTube Video Editor:
--> Using the Video Editor

For Windows Movie Maker:
--> Getting Started with Movie Maker

For iMovie
--> Basic Video Editing in iMovie

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)
Identify start and end times for each segment
E-mail completed Time Log to - Due: April 26

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

Editing or identifying precise segment times - April 19 - May 2

Edited files completed and uploaded to YouTube - Due: May 2

Upload all of your segments to the
YouTube skylinecollegeoralhistory channel

Class meeting: Class meeting: Putting Your Blog Post Together

ENGL 100 - May 3

Directions for Creating Your Post on Blogger and Adding Embedded Videos

ENGL 100 ---> Completed Blog Post
- Due: May 17


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