Texas Tech University

Gender SEAMS Research Team

Gender SEAMS Research Projects

Who Killed the Powerpoint Star? Using Student-Created Videos in an Undergraduate Classroom

  • Ben Finlayson, John Purcell, Kim Gambrell, and Elizabeth Sharp

Students are highly engaged with visual media and many feminist scholars have developed innovative teaching assignments to more effectively engage students with course material. In this presentation, we explore a student assignment in an undergraduate cross-listed HDFS/WS course on Gender Development. The assignment required that students create a four-minute video, applying main points from the course. We share the background of the project, student responses to the project, and feature one of the best videos from the course—the video features fundamental concepts of sex/gender. The graduate teaching assistant from the class will offer a critical reflection about developing and grading the video assignment across three semesters. Undergraduate students who made the videos will discuss their experience of creating the videos.