2017-2018 Graduate and Professional Studies Programs 
    
    Jul 15, 2019  
2017-2018 Graduate and Professional Studies Programs [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

ED 6144 - Digital Storytelling: A Powerful Teaching and Learning Tool for the 21st Century Classroom


Digital storytelling is a powerful tool for providing students with the technology skills they need to thrive in 21st century media-rich environments. This fun, creative class explores digital storytelling as a new form of documentary that allows computer users to become creative storytellers through the use of digital multimedia. Teacher-created digital stories can be used to enhance current lessons within a unit and engage students in discussions about the topics presented. They can also support learning by making abstract or conceptual content more understandable. Emphasis is on the use of digital technology to explore various ways one can tell a story, and how to effectively leverage story to engage, inform and educate the learner. After selecting and researching a topic, students will write a script, and develop an interesting story. This material will then be combined with various types of multimedia, including computer-based graphics, recorded audio, computer-generated text, video clips, and music. The author then narrates in their own voice over the series of images. This class provides basic knowledge of the range of capabilities of available multimedia including audio and video design applications for creating instructional products. (3 Credits) Meets MED and CAGS concentration requirement: Storytelling/ English