Back From Iraq
OUT OF IRAQ and INTO THE CLASSROOM Many young veterans of the war in Iraq choose to further their education after returning from deployment. During the spring of 2009, Penn State offered the course, "Narrative, Oral History, New Media Technologies." This course was designed to teach student veterans how to use video and web technologies in order to chronicle the stories and experiences of the Iraq War. Students gained hands-on experience in documentary filmmaking and oral history interviewing while learning pre- and post-production video techniques.