Digital Storytelling: Digital Stories
Summer '14
Maryjane-Burdge-cropped_1 Maryjane Burdge  -  The Truth About Special Education Practices (Video 9 minutes)
Ephraim-Nikoi Ephraim Nikoi - Intercultural competence and the Ghana Study Experience (Video 8:30 minutes)
LisaShephard Lisa M. Shephard - Energy! (Video 3:50 minutes)

Lisa is a Senior Lecturer of Physics through the Distance Learning Center.
TomTu Yunhong "Tom" Tu - Teaching and Learning at a Distance (Video 12:30 minutes)
Winter '13  
Summer Fall 2013 Dixie Dorman - Creates an in-depth first hand understanding in her digital story "Misunderstandings and Misconceptions of the Role Oppression Plays in the Study of First Nations" (Video 8 minutes)

Dixie is a Senior Lecturer of First Nations Studies through the Distance Learning Center.
Summer Fall 2013 Lorena Rios Mendoza - Chemistry: You can do it! (Video 3:45 minutes)

This is Lorena's Story about discovering the challenges and opportunities in the field of chemistry.
Summer Fall 2014 Lisa Mattsson - The Importance of Learning and Practicing Ethical Leadership Skills (Video 7 minutes).

During fall of 2012, CETL offered a program to provide support to educators 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.

The digital stories were produced with technical support provided by CETL's AudioVisual Specialist David Orts and funding support from CETL, as well as the Center for Academic Service-Learning, when applicable. Below are some of the early results. 

  Marshall Johnson 1 In Going to the Dogs in Bali (7 minutes), Marshall Johnson explores the ways in which Academic Service Learning opportunities emerge in study abroad courses like the Bali Workshop.
 Kenna Bolton Holz Kenna Bolton Holz created a digital story about her connection to Feminism (6:30 minutes). This video was developed primarily for use in the Introduction to Psychology of Women class, and includes an emphasis on Academic Service-Learning.
 John McCormick In AS-L: A Tool for Connecting Purpose to Learning (6:15 minutes), John McCormick, a Writing Instructor at UW-S since 2005, explores AS-L as a tool for bettering student engagement within the writing process.
 RaLynn Schmalzried Schmidt
Why I Teach with Academic Service-Learning (9 minutes) by RaLynn Schmalzried Schmidt 
In my developmental psychology classes, I find it vital that students interact with the populations we are talking about - to challenge stereotypes, observe behavior and thinking, and develop an understanding of others.  This digital story highlights my own experiences with AS-L in college as well as the experiences of two previous students through AS-L placement in my Adulthood and Aging class.
 Shin-Ping Tucker In My Journey in Academic Service-Learning (10:48 minutes), Shin-Ping Tucker relates how she has used Academic Service-Learning in her classes.
  Beth Austin  In Academic Service-Learning at UW-Superior (3:37 minutes), Beth Austin explains how Academic Service-Learning works with on-line distance learning coursework to link to community service.



Overview of Digital Stories at UW-Superior

Digital Storytelling has been an ongoing initiative supported by CETL over recent years watch the video above to learn more on digital storytelling process. For more information on this semesters Digital Stories visit the January 2013 CETL Connection Newsletter  pages 16 and 17


Videos On Global Awareness and Study Abroad

by UW-Superior faculty and student graduate

Travels in a Bleak and Cheerful Land ...Or How Bosnia Tempered My Pessimism About History With Optimism About People (7:46 minutes), by Dr. Karl F. Bahm, Professor of History, Department of Social Inquiry, UW-Superior.

A Visit to Bosnia, a digital story based on a UW-Superior study abroad experience, created by Ezra Riley as a UW-Superior junior. He is a Spanish and International Peace Studies major and recent UW-Superior graduate.

Weaving with Paint: An International Collaboration of Women (4.24 minutes), by Dr. Kathy Hubbard, Assistant Professor of Art Education, Department of Visual Arts, UW-Superior.

Videos On Becoming a Writer

by UW Superior faculty, students and graduates

Dispelling Writers' Myth (11:54 minutes), created by Susie Isaksen, Senior Lecturer Department of Writing  and Library Science at UW-Superior.

Eleni's Story of Writing (4:56 minutes), by Dr. Eleni Pinnow, Assistant Professor of Psychology, Department of Human Behavior, Justice and Diversity at UW-Superior.

Journey through Writing (2:24 minutes), created by Amanda Kvam as a UW-Superior senior and Writing Center Tutor. She is a recent UW-Superior graduate.

Story of Writing Development  (3:02 minutes), created by Tim Rogentine as a UW-Superior senior and Writing Center Tutor.

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