Third Module: Methodology

Due Week 12 Submitting a Video


Missions are flexible, open-ended inquiries into certain topics and skills related to digital studies. Three times during the semester, ad hoc working groups will spend two weeks working on a chosen project, concluding that with a presentation on their progress and outcomes a webpage presenting the outcome of your work. For this module, choose an option under the “Methodology” (Links to this site) tag.

This is the third mission rotation, and as such, you should aim even higher than you did for the first and second mission. Unlike those first two missions which resulted in presentations, this third module will result in a video (created using Premiere Pro) conveying your findings. Additional Guidelines can be found here at the video-assignment-guidelines [links to this website]


Week 10    .

  • Review the available missions, and select one to work on
  • Join the Slack channel for that mission
  • Declare your intent in that channel, and describe your basic plans and goals
  • Write a blog post about your mission in relation to the process

Week 11

  • Work on the mission by, for example, reading the recommend reading and attempting the recommended tasks
  • Share your accomplishments, obstacles, and challenges in your Slack channel
  • Support others in your group as they share their work
  • Meet in person at least twice with members of your group to work on your mission projects
  • Write a blog post about your mission in relation to the product
  • Work on the video for your project

Week 12

  • Upload your video on Tuesday 10am Week 12 to Moodle
  • Write a blog post reflecting on the mission


Many of the missions describe or imply a product as an outcome (an animated GIF, for example), and your work should follow a path of your own initiative. Unlike the first two module rounds which were more open-ended, your work here really should produce a finished product of some sort, and ideally, that project should have a rhetorical purpose. Doing this well is hard, and having a specific outcome in mind (working toward a finished product) can help.


Each Mission will be accompanied by three posts to be added to your ePortfolio(Blog).

The first post(500wrds) “Process” will describe your thoughts in terms of:

    • your goals for this mission
    • the end product you hope to produce
    • the resources that helped or could help you along the way
    • anything else you can think of

The second post(500wrds) “Product”, will describe:

  • the creation of the product including instructions
  • creation of your presentation
  • you can also include your presentation

The third and final post(500wrds) “Reflection”, will describe:

  • Describe what you learned, how you learned it
  • what you discovered about your mission and yourself while working these past few weeks
  • evaluate the success/failure of your project
  • describe those aspects you were most proud of

Use the designated Slack channel for your mission to support your colleagues and coordinate your work. Communicate frequently so share your achievements and challenges, and give each other technical support and constructive feedback when it’s warranted and solicited. Also, use the Slack channel to coordinate your group presentation.

Your video should convey the findings of your research, cite sources as needed to support your claims and document your sources to avoid plagiarism.