UQx Write101x English Grammar and Style

Interview with Fred D’Agostino in the ‘Great Court’

Just under 15 minutes. Done outside, but basically a lecture.

Outside can be interesting, but watching people walk past is distracting, and the video is not one take, so there are cuts – and that means sometimes the background people change suddenly.

Fred D’Agostino is quite a good speaker, but can he hold an audience for 15 minutes? Sometimes he is reading a text, and I think at those times, we need text on the screen to help us listeners.

He mentions / references lots of speakers / writers/ I would like links to these on the same page as the video.

Three questions.

1. The length. If you have the content, is going on for 15 minutes OK?

2. What kind of support is needed for listeners?

3. The location. Taking the video outside the lecture theatre is fine, but to where?

Two more videos in week 1 of the course.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vPcZS0vbLHM (What is grammar and why does it matter? A little dry! 6 mins)


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y0uIzT26Tbg (this is more interesting; 9 min 30 secs)

So, 30 minutes of videos in Week 1.

The questions are all quite challenging!

The blog post is a little unclear (meaning the edX assessment rather than this one!! Although maybe mine are as well.)


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