Andrew Kurilla

EDIM Digital Portfolio

About Me

I am a Penn State graduate. I have a BS in Communication Arts with a concentration in Film and Video Production. During college, I studied 35mm and 16mm film. I have worked on three independent feature films shooting 35mm film. I have also shot numerous shorts using 16mm film, one winning a student submission award at Cannes in 1999. Although I will always have a love for working with film, I now work and live in a 100% digital environment.

I work at an open admission, two-year college. I am going on my ninth year as an instructor in their Communication Arts department and oversee their video production studio. I teach the majority of the video production courses in their program. My students learn the importance of reliability, commitment, responsibility, organization, respect, and working together as a professional production team/crew under the stresses of long hours and strict deadlines.

I didn't study film and video production with intentions on becoming an actual teacher. Teaching sort of found me. The institution I now work for received a media technology grant in 2005 that brought me on board to help advise and equip the institution's Communication department. The grant provided us the opportunity to purchase a ton of digital video production equipment needed to create a video production studio and bring the program up-to-date. I have been teaching there ever since.

I am also an academic advisor for approximately 40 students a semester.

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EDIM Projects

EDIM 501 - Cognition & Technology

EDIM 502 - Project Based Learning (PBL)

EDIM 503 - Differentiation Supported by Technology

EDIM 504 - Digital Storytelling

EDIM 507 - Globalization and Advocacy

EDIM 508 - Digital Media in the Classroom

EDIM 510 - Web 2.0 Impacting Learning Environments

EDIM 514 - Internet Tools for Teaching

EDIM 515 - BYOD: Mobile Learning in Education