8 Minute YouTube Video You will prepare an 8 minute video and post it to YouTube or another site to which all students will have access.
If students cannot access your video, this is your problem to fix (for example, if you require a login). This presentation will be graded by students, not by me, so adjust accordingly. I don’t grade your video, nor do I check it. If it doesn’t work, I will not know this, but students will show no mercy. So please make sure it works. This means that it cannot be protected by a password, part of a restricted channel, etc. Your video will make whichever ethical argument you wish to make.
However, students will grade it per the following rubric (you can also see this rubric on the grade sheet on this blackboard):
The ethical actor, and the action being tested, are clearly identified (1-5, 1 is dismal [“they” is used repeatedly, and apparently no actual human beings are involved] and 5 is amazing [student provides a short video demonstrating the ethically tested action]).
The ethical standard(s) being used are selected, and their specific provisions were explained (15, 1 is dismal [the word “ethics” was never used] and 5 is amazing [the student is actually John Stuart Mills and gives insight into some chapters he has not yet published due to his death]). The ethical issue is presented and understood (1-5, 1 is dismal [the student has the ethical grasp of Dick Cheney] and 5 is amazing [student is a professional TV anchor and the issue was crystal clear]).
The action and actor identified are tested using the described standard (1-5, 1 is dismal [the student makes no further reference to the tested action nor to the ethical provisions selected] and 5 is amazing [the student matches each part of the action to a perfectly applicable part of the test, and then convinces you completely]). Fun and interesting (1-5, 1 is dismal [but very useful if you need to sleep] and 5 is amazing [you watched it again 3 times
– the presentation goes viral on YouTube]). You will give a working link to your video in the text of your assignment on Canvas. The narration/voice on the video must be yours. Everything else is within your creative purview.
Again: The voice must be yours
– but the images can be of anything. I will post these for grading by students.