A gaming otaku’s dream come true! Can you guys tell which game characters they’re playing?
Some students have great presentation skills, some are excellent working with video (e.g. how-to on “Citizen Journalism”), and some… well, are great at role-playing. This all-girl group from both my COM125 and COM242 classes have been portraying media stereotypes for their class presentations. They came up with the idea on their own and it’s worked well as a form of experiential learning and as a satire on the media environment teenagers live in nowadays.
From this photo slideshow, the first two photos have them playing game characters (including a video game addict, not pictured) for the COM125: Online Gaming presentation. The next bunch of photos have them role-playing “act cute” girls as popularly portrayed in local teenage magazines, for their COM242: Media Stereotypes presentation.
Incidentally, I gave them full grades for creative, engaging style and for well-researched localized content in explaining their presentation topics. Sadly, with one week left at SIM, I don’t know if I’ll ever have classes this awesome in future…