Digital Oral History Projects - Schedule & Due Dates -
Fall 2014

Projects  -  Interviewing Tips  -  Topic Outline Example  -  Oral History Release Form  -  Time Log  -  Video Editing  -  Uploading to YouTube  -  Creating a Blog  -  Oral History Links


Class meeting: Monday, September 29
Introduction to Oral Research

Video: A Game of Solitaire

Oral History: An Introduction for Students - pp. 3 - 29

---> Look through previous student projects and select one or two that you especially like: be prepared to discuss them on October 8

---> Contact interviewee and set up interview date as soon as possible, but no later than: October 15

Class meeting: Wednesday, October 8
Interviewing Tips & Practice


Interviewing tips

Complete interview preparation by: October 15

---> Topic Outline (Click here to see an example of a topic outline) Also include the name and brief description of interviewee and scheduled date of interview - Due: October 15 (email to

Complete interview no later than November 14
* have narrator sign the Oral History Release Form 
before the interview
* take digital photos of narrator after the interview
* ask narrator if they have any old photos from the times and/or topics they talked about that you can borrow to scan/copy for your webpage

---> upload at least 5 minutes of the interview to YouTube and submit the YouTube URL by November 14

Class meeting: Monday, November 17
Digital video editing


  • YouTube Video Editor
  • Windows Movie Maker
  • iMovie (recommended)

Video editing help:

For YouTube Video Editor:
--> Using the Video Editor

For Windows Movie Maker:
--> Getting Started with Movie Maker

For iMovie
--> Basic Video Editing in iMovie

For iMovie app on iPad:
-->   iMovie Help


---> Time log (general topic outline of audio with rough times, see example of a part of a time log below): - Due: November 24

Click here to see an example of part of a time log

Editing - November 17 - December 1

Edited files completed and uploaded to YouTube - Due: December 1

Upload all of your segments to the
YouTube skylinecollegeoralhistory channel

Class meeting: Class meeting: Monday, December 1
Putting Your Blog Post Together

Directions for Creating Your Post on Blogger and Adding Embedded Videos

---> Completed Blog Post
- Due: Monday, December 15.


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