The University of St. Thomas is offering a free, Microsoft FAST class giving students critical practice of virtual engagement in a digital world. The Critical Praxis in Virtual Engagement is taught by technology expert Dr. Cesare Wright who designed the course to develop today’s digital essentials that include communication and interpersonal skills. Students develop adaptability and project management best practices for a digital workplace.
UNIV 4393 (class number: 2321)
- Video and audio production equipment – cameras, microphones, digital mixers, capture devices, etc.
- Artificial and natural lighting strategies and equipment
- Technical troubleshooting for virtual platforms and software
- Audio/video enhancement software and apps – OBS Studio, Snap Camera, Blackmagic Desktop Video
- Microsoft Teams and Teams Live
- Set decoration, visual storytelling, and creating personal branding/atmosphere
- Event registration, advertising, and social media engagement
- Event management and producing – scripting, content integration, multi-session strategies, event logistics
- Engagement strategies and pedagogy for online learning and virtual experiences
- AI and the Future of Virtual Engagement
This course is a new compressed track format starting Dec. 19 and ending Jan. 16. This multidisciplinary course is open to undergraduate and graduate students and will be held Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 2 – 5:15 p.m.