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Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning
We had an exceptional response with more submissions than ever before. We are now finalizing the project details with the producers, so be sure to stay tuned for future information regarding this outstanding opportunity for student learning and insight into the minds of your colleagues. -Dave Orts, Sr. Digital AV Specialist
On December 4th, CETL is offering you a Webinar that will bring more insight to the Digital Storytelling process and the positives it brings for all involved. This webinar will involve a variety of uses that digital storytelling offers your classroom. Some topics are: how to establish a digital storytelling lesson plan, commanding the tools for building and publishing digital stories, as well as using student digital stories as an assessment tool.
RSVP to email@example.com to reserve your seat and handouts for the presentation. Looking forward to seeing you!
CETL is renewing its Digital Storytelling Program as of October 2012. Interested educators should submit an application to CETL by November 15, 2012, attention David Orts. Participants who are selected must submit a completed video and release form to CETL by March 1, 2013.
This program provides support to educators who plan to enhance student learning and facilitate greater student involvement through creating a 3 to 5 minute digital story on at least one of the first four themes below:
- University Liberal Education Learning Goals (LELG's), such as communication, critical thinking, diversity/global citizenry, creative expression or interdisciplinary connection;
- Common misconceptions that students have about your field and offering the accurate view;
- Writing across the Curriculum (WAC) - why you write and how writing has changed your life;
- Why you teach - sharing your journey, motivations and inspirations as an educator;
- and, with an Academic Service-Learning component, you may receive additional support.
If your project is selected for the program, you receive $300 upon completion of the Digital Video; if the video also highlights an Academic Service-Learning project, you will receive an additional $300 upon approval by AS-L. You will also receive training and support in developing a script, recording narration, assembling content, editing, and more, as you develop your Digital Story creation. From inception to the final wrap-up and rendering, CETL will help you create your vision.
CETL has scheduled informational seminars on the following dates in the CETL Seminar Room - Swenson 2074. No committment to the program is required to attend the seminars, but an email to firstname.lastname@example.org is appreciated to ensure that a seat and handouts are reserved for you.
If you do decide to be considered for the program, you must get your application in to David Orts by November 15th, 2012.
For more information, contact David Orts, Senior Digital AudioVisual Specialist in the CETL suite, Swenson Room 2070 (phone extension 8302 or via email email@example.com )
Digital stories combine elements such as audio narration, still images, video clips onscreen text, and music to tell stories, usually in a movie file of less than five minutes.
Digital stories created by both faculty and students are being used in higher education. Digital stories are created faculty to supplement a lesson, unit, or course or to provide students and potential majors with a personal viewpoint on a discipline. Digital stories are assigned to students to reinforce learning of course topics through review and reflection or to enrich learning through exploration of assigned or student-selected topics.
Digital stories in education today tend to be works of non-fiction that use either a personal narrative or expository/documentary structure and style. Some are fictional works.Digital stories in the personal narrative style are non-fiction stories told from an individual's perspective. The story subject's voice usually provides audio narration. Telling one's own story and the sound of the story subject's voice are key components of this style of digital story. These digital stories convey the author's process of learning or growth in a specific discipline, the author's process of choosing an academic specialization, or a powerful experience that influenced the author personally or professionally. They are most often created by individuals or by individuals with a technical consultant. The process of creating this type of digital video involves intense review and reflection, which can enhance learning and metacognition.Digital stories that use an expository or journalistic style explore a single topic in depth or convey multiple views on a topic. They may include audio narration, audio or video interviews, still images or video clips, graphic illustrations or animations, and onscreen text. They convey information organized around a sequence of concepts or ideas rather than through narrative. Or they may begin with a personal story or anecdote (e.g. why/how I chose this topic or conducted the research), while the core of the video presents a sequence of ideas.A third digital story structure and style used in higher education is the fictional digital story that conveys information through dramatization, example, analogy, or parody using formats such as the fake news report, the historical reenactment, or the fictional case study.
Digital stories don't necessarily need to end up on the Internet, but can be shown or distributed as a video file instead if desired. They can be shown in class or assigned as homework. Internet options include placing them within a password-protected learning management system or on an open access personal or campus web page.
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