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Presentation from the Food for Thought event at the Cambridge Uni English Faculty Library, June 27th 2011

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  • www.netskills.ac.ukDigital storytellingChris Thomson@cbthomson
  • Creative Commons image by Protoflux
  • Digital storytelling to capture informal learning Stories are about how we experience things and not about how things actually are. Dr Chris McKillop (2004) JISC Netskills 2011
  • Digital storytelling to capture informal learning We remember stories with ease and struggle to make sense of abstractly presented facts and figures Dr Chris McKillop (2004) JISC Netskills 2011
  • Digital storytelling to capture informal learningBuilding a story Opening Trigger Development Climax Resolution JISC Netskills 2011
  • Digital storytelling to capture informal learningOrThis is the way things wereand this is how they are now. JISC Netskills 2011
  • ChangeCreative Commons image by Sailormoms
  • Digital storytelling to capture informal learningUses for Storytelling Education Publicity and Marketing Public Engagement Personal Reflection Recreation JISC Netskills 2011
  • Digital storytelling to capture informal learningStory writing tips Focus on people or events Your audience will relate to the story better Use small things to explain big things Nail the first and last sentences You need high impact at the start The last sentence should resonate with your audience Create tension Your audience will want to stick with the story to find out what happens Provide resolution or dont provide resolution! Leaving things hanging can spur someone on to do something JISC Netskills 2011
  • Digital storytelling to capture informal learningMaking stories digital Show, dont tell Avoid phrases like this is a picture of Choose simple images Dont overload the screen Images dont have to literally match the words of the story Abstract images can be powerful Leave things to the imagination Choose music carefully Sometimes ambient sound effects work better than music JISC Netskills 2011
  • Simple Creative Commons image by Nobara
  • Digital storytelling to capture informal learningKeeping it simple Let learners play to their strengths Use technologies with their grasp Link small elements together Provide a commentary JISC Netskills 2011
  • Digital storytelling to capture informal learning MotionX Facebook iMovie TwitterGoogle Earth Vimeo Animoto Wordpress Posterous TumblrEvernote Flickr DiigoDelicious Woices Instagram JISC Netskills 2011 Audioboo
  • Digital storytelling to capture informal learning Animoto JISC Netskills 2011
  • Digital storytelling to capture informal learningAssessment Project Planning Evidence of storyboard, critical evaluation, mapped to assessment framework Story Success of the story, evidence of reflection against assessment criteria Media Application Appropriate use of media, image selection Literacies Blend of different literacies Technical Delivery Length of story, sound, music Flow, organisation and pacing Is the story well organised? Creativity Evidence of originality (to student) Emotional impact Evidence of personal engagement with the story Citations, permissions Permissions obtained, correct citations Academic Understanding How well the story meets the academic goals from Gravestock P, and Jenkins, M (2009) Digital Storytelling and its pedagogical impact, York, HEA (after Ohler) JISC Netskills 2011
  • Digital storytelling to capture informal learningCapturing the Process Planning Scripts, storyboards, literature review, citations, media credit. Critical Commentary Explanation for choices, cutting room floor, Reflections Personal perspectives, blog posts Peer assessment JISC Netskills 2011
  • Digital storytelling to capture informal learningIn summaryStories describe changeKeeping it simpleAssess around the story JISC Netskills 2011
  • Digital storytelling to capture informal learningNetskills workshop JISC Netskills 2011
  • Digital storytelling to capture informal learningFor more information chris.thomson@ncl.ac.uk @cbthomson Find the slides, links and workshop details at:http://bit.ly/kxP5HK JISC Netskills 2011
  • Digital storytelling to capture informal learning http://www.flickr.com/photos/protoflux/344230655/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/sailormoms/537626527/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/adstream/2629663956/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/viggum/2416648529/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/nobara/316084506/ JISC Netskills 2011