Why a Digital Storytelling Contest for African Youth - Contest Overview


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Instructional presentation for "I am Africa. This is my story..." Digital storytelling contest sponsored by UNESCO PPN and developed by Chrysalis Campaign, Inc.
For contest: http://i-am-the-story.ning.com
For Chrysalis Campaign http://globallearningframework.ning.com
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  • Why a Digital Storytelling Contest for African Youth - Contest Overview

    1. 1. Why a digital storytelling contest for Africa’s youth?<br />A Global Learning Framework™ Program<br />By Richard C. Close Servant – CEO The Chrysalis Campaign, Inc.<br />http://globallearningframework.ning.com<br />“I am Africa, This is my story…” Global Learning Framework©, Micro Learning Paths© are a Copyright 2011 Richard C. CloseAfrica Photography the copyright of Richard C. Close<br />
    2. 2. Sponsors<br />
    3. 3. Why a Global Learning Framework©?<br />Lack of knowledge of farming = death<br />Knowledge of farming = prosperity<br />http://earth.jsc.nasa.gov<br />
    4. 4. Old World Colonial “One-to-Many” Media<br />Industrial Authoritarian Training<br />One Way Trickle Down Knowledge Model<br />MEDIA<br />MEDIA<br />MEDIA<br />MEDIA<br />MEDIA<br />MEDIA<br />
    5. 5. Web Democracy “Many-to-One” Media<br />Content<br />PersonalLearningNetwork<br />Two- Way Model<br />Community<br />
    6. 6. GLF Principle: “Out-There Content”<br />I’m Here<br />Even Way Out Here<br />Here<br />Here<br />Here<br />Here<br />Here<br />Here<br />Here<br />Here<br />Here<br />Here<br />Here<br />Here<br />Here<br />Here<br />Here<br />Here<br />Here<br />Here<br />Here<br />Here<br />Here<br />NoOver Here<br />Here<br />Back Here<br />
    7. 7. How we learn: Knowledge is tribal<br />We are pack animals<br />With technology<br />
    8. 8. We are tribal for common causes<br />We pack for the common good<br /><ul><li>The Team
    9. 9. Help
    10. 10. Encourage
    11. 11. Coach
    12. 12. Collaborate
    13. 13. Leverage competence
    14. 14. Strife builds character
    15. 15. Manage life
    16. 16. Built on successes
    17. 17. Hope of a better future
    18. 18. Prosperity</li></li></ul><li>We are tribal because of divisional anger<br />Tribal packing from fear<br />The gang /tribe<br />We and them thinking<br />Leverages fear and desperation<br />Embraces criminal behavior<br />Features drugs, alcohol and weapons<br />Intimidates<br />Slanders<br />Suppresses<br />Anger<br />Hate<br />Expects failure<br />Poverty<br />
    19. 19. Or we can go it alone<br />The Lone Wolf<br /><ul><li>Isolated
    20. 20. It’s all about me
    21. 21. Rejection
    22. 22. No one cares
    23. 23. I don’t need anyone
    24. 24. Depression
    25. 25. Risk avoidance
    26. 26. One day at a time
    27. 27. “Whatever” attitude
    28. 28. What future?
    29. 29. Just hanging out in media
    30. 30. Private poverty</li></li></ul><li>Media can unite or incite violence<br />Gaming teaches the big lie:<br /><ul><li>To kill
    31. 31. To cheat
    32. 32. To destroy
    33. 33. Break social rules
    34. 34. Use magic
    35. 35. And die
    36. 36. With no consequences</li></li></ul><li>How do Ileverage media for peace and progress?<br />
    37. 37. Youth’s has a secret weapon… One Voice…. A Global Network of Tribal Youth<br />You don’t understand… I am the Web.This (window to Global Knowledge) lives inside of me.<br />
    38. 38. “Knowledge is useful only when it’s embraced by the community” - RC<br />Knowledge<br />+ Community<br />Reality<br />
    39. 39. African Youth’s Testimony<br />What is digital storytelling?<br /><ul><li>Who I was
    40. 40. What was the situation
    41. 41. Were I came from
    42. 42. How I changed my life
    43. 43. Who helped me and their resources
    44. 44. What was the result
    45. 45. What I am now</li></li></ul><li>Use new media for something ancient and new… The Testimony<br />Storytelling is:<br /><ul><li>An old tradition
    46. 46. Real
    47. 47. Accessible
    48. 48. Honoring
    49. 49. Encouraging
    50. 50. Educational
    51. 51. Against all odds
    52. 52. “If they can… I can”</li></li></ul><li>The “Storytellers”<br />Parent<br />Teacher<br />Higher Ed<br />School<br />Orphan<br />
    53. 53. The “CyberGuides”<br />Elders<br />Associations<br />Libraries<br />Missions<br />Schools<br />Cyber Cafes<br />Telecentres<br />Govt. Agencies<br />
    54. 54. Team Effort<br />StoryTeller + CyberGuide = <br />
    55. 55. What the “Storyteller” gets out of the story:<br />Youth will receive:<br />A chance to speak out<br />Recognition -Awards<br />Encourage fellow youth<br />Join a community of success<br />Internet training<br />A chance to give back<br />See other ways to succeed<br />Funding<br />
    56. 56. What the “CyberGuide”gets out of the stories<br />Organizations receive:<br />Branding<br />Web presence<br />Recognition<br />YouTube for:<br />Web Site<br />Fundraising<br />Volunteers<br />Honor students<br />Training<br />Searches Optimization<br />Networking<br />
    57. 57. Outcomes<br />African youth pride<br />Personal satisfaction<br />Redefine African youth image<br />Increased funding<br />African youth cyber community<br />Encouragement from local community<br />
    58. 58. Go to:<br />www.I-am-the-story.org<br />Join our cyber tribe<br />Get trained<br />Upload<br />Collaborate<br />Make a statement<br />
    59. 59.
    60. 60. The Global Learning Framework©<br />Personal and global knowledge is inseparable<br />By Richard C. Close<br />The Chrysalis Campaign, Inc.New Milford, CT 06776<br />rclose@this-is-my-story.org<br />Twitter: this-is-my-story <br />http://this-is-my-story.ning.com<br />Micro Learning Paths, Global Learning Framework, Global Learning Process are Copyright 2011 Richard C. Close Web Education System, My Web Library are Trademark s of Bascom, Inc. www.bascom.com Space Images Copyright NASA. Africa and Brooklyn, NY photography copyright 2007-9 Richard C. Close<br />