IWitness Online Application: Using Holocaust Survivor Video Testimony to Make Meaning and Share Messages in a 21st Century Learning Environment


USC's Shoah Foundation Institute has developed a new online platform, IWitness. Built by educators for educators, IWitness provides access to more than 1,000 video testimonies of Holocaust survivors and other witnesses. As learners search the archive, respond to and reflect on guided activities, choose clips relevant to their studies, and edit their own videos, they strengthen their knowledge of history and also their digital, information, media, and visual literacies. IWitness incorporates additional digital sources such as USHMM's Encyclopedia of the Holocaust and photo archive and Yad Vashem's Holocaust Resource Center. Participants will use IWitness during this interactive presentation.