Digital Storytelling in the Humanities Classroom

Brian Lamb –Director, Innovation TRU

What is happening with digital storytelling in higher ed?

http://ds106.us/

Ken Simpson, Professor of English and Modern Languages

The Literature of Utopia course.

Nature of appropriation in art.

Motivation for the assignment, and process of planning it.

Brian – What goes into planning a digital storytelling assignment?

Technical support and training, planning and requirements.

Getting past FUD with copyright, and with privacy.

And cool tools – like X-Ray Goggles (part of free online Mozilla Webmaker suite)

Examples: NY Times Mashup, Memes

Abetopia

Andria Parker, TRU Student

Student perspective on assignment.

Her work: http://abetopia.wordpress.com/

Scaling up:

Considerations in digital storytelling assignments in other courses. Varying degrees of assignment expectations, and formal support provided.

Discussion:

So, what do the students get out of this?

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