Georgetown Middle East Partnership Initiative (MEPI)

I taught a one-day social media workshop for the Middle East Partnership Initiative (MEPI) @ Georgetown.  My presentation slides can be found here: MEPI-social media.  The students were excellent and we had a great discussion. Slides from the courses can be downloaded here: MEPI-full

As part of the program, the students are documenting their experience with WordPress blogs. A big thanks to CNDLS for helping out and getting everyone up and running.  Follow the MEPI 2012 adventures and discoveries at the links below: Continue reading

Digital Media Production Certificate – Summer 2012


This summer, I'm offering a two-week Digital Media Production Certificate through Georgetown University's Center for Continuing and Professional Education.  The program is designed as a crash-course in video and media production for incoming graduate students in Georgetown's Communication, Culture, & Technology Program, but enrollment is open to anyone.  I'd recommend it for educators, grad students,social media professionals, or anyone wishing to develop video and media production skills.  No previous technical knowledge is required. The program emphasizes a conceptual understanding of production practice alongside the development of technical skills.  Students learn camera controls, microphones, and audio/video editing with Final Cut Pro.  Over the course of two weeks, participants will shoot, edit, and produce a five-minute video.  The videos will be developed along with lectures and discussions of media aesthetics and production design. Upon completion, participants receive a Georgetown University Certificate in Digital Media Production.

The program runs from August 13-24 and consists of two courses: "Audio and Video Development" and "Digital Filmmaking."  Students must register for and complete both courses to earn the certificate.  For more information and registration, please visit or contact J.R. Osborn  - who3[@] - or Aaron Urbanski  - dau[@]