Baylor University Institute of Oral History Offers Online Workshop April 11 and 18

March 9, 2012

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Baylor University Institute of Oral History Offers Online Workshop April 11 and 18

"Getting Started with Oral History," a live audio "E-Workshop" by Baylor University Institute for Oral History, will be offered on April 11 and April 18, consecutive Wednesdays.

The six-hour workshop will meet from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. each day. Participants will be introduced to oral history and walked through the planning and execution of a project, including conducting a one-on-one oral history interview.

The workshop, via Elluminate Live!, also will include instruction on ethical and legal considerations, recording equipment, interviewing techniques and processing and preserving oral history. Question-and-answer time will be held at the end of each session. Sample forms and documents related to oral history, as well as readings and additional resources, will be made available to workshop participants through Baylor's online file-sharing system, BearSpace.

With a computer and an Internet connection and using a computer's audio capabilities and a microphone, an individual can join the class, hear the lectures, ask questions, and share in the discussion. The workshop requires some preparatory reading, an assignment between classes and a practical follow-up exercise. Readings, resources and online consultation will be provided to registrants by a BearSpace link for about two months before, during and following the workshop. Participants will receive a certificate upon completing both sessions, the project design, the practice interview and a course evaluation form.

CPE credits are available for Texas K-12 teachers.

Workshop fee is $75. Registration cut-off date is April 4, or until there are 40 registrants. For more information, please call (254) 710-3437 or visit www.baylor.edu/oralhistory/ and click on the blue "Getting Started with Oral History" button.

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