Telling the Story of Learning

Instructional media producers at CDIL collaborate with the learning design and innovation teams to develop educational media for residential and online courses.

We help faculty understand the process of media creation, then together identify where opportunities for media exist in each course. Our team has expertise in producing in a range of traditional and emerging media formats including video, audio, graphic design, animation, and 360-degree video.


In collaboration with Dr. Ethan Baxter, Professor of Earth & Environmental Sciences, the CDIL media team planned and produced this seventeen episode YouTube series.

Ethan Baxter in recording studio surrounded by fossils and rocks
Screenshot of Ethan Baxter video series

"Every Rock Has A Story” is meant to spark wonder, curiosity, and engagement in the geosciences and inspire children see themselves as scientists.  With the help of a diverse array of co-hosts and kid contributors, each 5-10 minute episode highlights a different rock and explores the story it holds. 

Jen Walker (Producer), Hakim Zziwa (Videographer/Editor) & RJ Brownell (Videographer/Editor) worked with Dr. Baxter to film and edit each episode, all of which were shot in our new CDIL production studio.

Currently, the videos have more than 5800 views and the channel has over 1500 subscribers.