Photojournalism students now have an outlet to showcase their work at Elon. Communications faculty member Randy Piland created a new web site to showcase his photojournalism classes. Piland collaborated with Wayne Conley, an Instructional Design and Development multimedia developer, through the Individual Technology Enhancement Program, (ITEP), a summer grant program. The blog site allows photojournalism students a means to post their work and receive feedback.
"The goal of this blog is to display quality work produced by Elon students," Piland said. "The photojournalism curriculum is starting its second year, and students need a way to present to a larger audience. The web is the best avenue."
Conley’s role in the project was to provide the technical support to make it happen. Using WordPress, a free blog tool and weblog platform, provides the capacity to upload photos, embed Quicktime and Flash movies, as well as MP3 audio files. Conley also used PHP coding to place the photo’s caption information with the picture on the blog once students submit their photos.
“My intention is to share the blog’s link with other photojournalism programs,” Piland added. “This feature allows interaction with students outside of Elon. It is peer critiquing online.”
You can check out the blog at: http://idd.elon.edu/photojournalism.
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