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The Digital Storytelling Academy is an intensive development opportunity featuring hands-on practice and exploration of digital media tools for storytelling & consideration of possible instructional/pedagogical applications. Participants will learn tools and techniques of digital storytelling by creating their own digital story. In addition, participants will reflect upon, develop intentions for and share how they might be able to apply or use digital storytelling in teaching or other endeavor.
Participant ObjectivesUpon completion of the workshop series, participant learners in the Digital Storytelling Academy will:
What is Digital Storytelling?"Digital Storytelling is the practice of using computer-based tools to tell stories. As with traditional storytelling, most digital stories focus on a specific topic and contain a particular point of view. However, as the name implies, digital stories usually contain some mixture of computer-based images, text, recorded audio narration, video clips and/or music. Digital stories can vary in length, but most of the stories used in education typically last between two and ten minutes. The topics that are used in Digital Storytelling range from personal tales to the recounting of historical events, from exploring life in one’s own community to the search for life in other corners of the universe, and literally, everything in between." - Robin, B. (2010) The Educational Uses of Digital Storytelling Website
Jill AdamsAdjunct Instructor, LLC
Lori TannerAssistant Professor, SOE
Susannah WaldropDirector, Academic Support Center
Cindy JenningsDirector of Learning Technologies
Tasha ThomasInstructor, LLC & Director of Spartanburg Writing Project
College of Arts and SciencesDepartment of Languages Literature & CompositionSchool of EducationAcademic Support CenterDepartment of Learning Technologies
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