Multilingual Regional Contest of Student-Created Videos: Pilot Project

  • Marina BovtenkoEmail author
  • Maiya Morozova
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 907)


The article presents the Novosibirsk State Technical University’s (NSTU) pilot project on regional contest of student videos in foreign languages «My University» in the context of current approaches to new literacies—digital, media, multimodal. The study is based on analysis of 60 video projects in four languages created by students of 28 universities from 15 cities of Russia and Kazakhstan and on the feedback from students and teachers.

According to new literacies concepts, video is considered as a multimodal message, which requires a wide range of competences to create it - from functional digital and media to linguistic, audio, video, gestural, spatial. The contest procedures and contest specific rubric developed for summative assessment are described; the strong and weak points of the projects and current level of students’ media competences revealed are presented. Recommendations are offered regarding further contest development to be a valuable resource for improvement of students’ and teachers’ media and multiliteracy competences.


Student video Media literacy Multiliteracy Video project contest Foreign languages 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Novosibirsk State Technical UniversityNovosibirskRussian Federation

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