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Course Description:

Digital Storytelling combines storytelling arts with social, mobile, and digital media technologies. In this course, students apply digital storytelling theory and techniques to write, produce and publish digital stories, including autobiographical narratives, mobile stories, and a collaborative digital story in support of a cause. They generate story ideas, develop narrative structures for digital stories in the genres of their choice, and provide scripts and scene descriptions. They integrate images, text, video and audio to create digital stories, and acquire competency in the use of digital media applications. They post their stories to a story blog, in which they discuss digital storytelling strategies, tools, and techniques. They also engage in academic dialogue through the use of story blogs, discussion forums, and formal peer review using an evaluation rubric. The reflective component of the course includes a consideration of ethical issues such as intellectual property and privacy protection, and a self-assessment of learning progress.

Note: Students taking the course must have access to digital devices (such as a desktop computer, laptop, tablet or smartphone, headset or USB microphone) allowing them to take photographs, record audio and video, edit digital assets within the applications of their choice, and upload these to their story blog or the course. They will be expected to research and select digital applications, create accounts to access free or low cost tools, and use tutorials and other digital resources to learn them.

This course partially meets the General Education requirement in The Arts.

This online course is offered through Online Learning. You can take this as an individual course or as part of an online degree program, with term starts in March, May, September, November and January. View current term offerings and all online courses. Click here to register for online courses.

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Liberal Study
Upper Level
Credits: 4
Meets General Education Requirement In: The Arts-Partial

Term(s) Offered (Subject to Change) : Spring 1. Spring 2. Summer. Fall 1. Fall 2.

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