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Digital Video in the Classroom: Communication Skills for Future Resource Professionals

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This article reinforces the need for effective communicators in natural resource organizations. It demonstrates the usefulness and accessibility of one communication format—video production—and provides a specific illustration of how Oregon State University is preparing future forestry professionals with a useful skill set. It draws on classroom examples to show how ideas can be merged with technology to deliver creative messages to citizens. It also describes the applicability of video beyond the university to forest agencies and organizations.

Keywords: Communication; classroom technology; educational video; environmental management; forest; forest management; forest resources; forestry; forestry research; forestry science; natural resource management; natural resources; student development

Document Type: Regular Article

Affiliations: 1: Associate Professor Department of Forest Resources Oregon State University Corvallis OR 97331, Email: 2: Director College of Forestry Media Center, Department of Forest Resources Oregon State University Corvallis OR 97331 3: Graduate Teaching Assistant Department of Forest Resources Oregon State University Corvallis OR 97331

Publication date: January 1, 2005

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  • The Journal of Forestry is the most widely circulated scholarly forestry journal in the world. In print since 1902, the Journal has received several national awards for excellence. The mission of the Journal of Forestry is to advance the profession of forestry by keeping forest management professionals informed about significant developments and ideas in the many facets of forestry: economics, education and communication, entomology and pathology, fire, forest ecology, geospatial technologies, history, international forestry, measurements, policy, recreation, silviculture, social sciences, soils and hydrology, urban and community forestry, utilization and engineering, and wildlife management. The Journal is published bimonthly: January, March, May, July, September, and November.

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