Train the trainer digital storytelling workshop at CPUT May 2013
Digital storytellingat CPUTDaniela Gachago &Veronica Barnes
• My computer is the nucleus of my workspace• When I need information I go online• Besides IM or email my cell phone is my primary method ofcommunication• I’m usually juggling five things at once• My attention span is very small• I want instant gratification• I get bored very easilyOblinger 2008New generation of students
What is/are the most importantskills your students have todevelop?BUZZChanging student skill requirements
What Happens When You Turn YourBack In A 21st Century Classroom…http://www.teachthought.com/technology/what-happens-when-you-turn-your-back-in-a-21st-century-classroom/
We want stories. We love stories. Stories keep usalive. Stories that come from a place of deepinsight and with a knowing wink to their audience,and stories that tease us into examining our ownfeelings and beliefs, and stories that guide us onour own path. But most importantly, stories told asstories, that honor the simple idea that we want torelvice wat the autor experienced in time andplace.BUZZJoe Lambert, 2013
• Digital literacies• Alternative to research essay• Authentic acquisition of content• Flexibility• Link to communities – transfer of academiccontent to personal lives• Student engagement• Alternative assessment toolWhy digital narratives?
Student feedbackIf you’re reading something and you get to watch it , soyou’re absorbing it, hearing it and you’re doing itespecially because part of you were doing the wholethingy. So as you’re doing it, you’re learning from it andit was fun like most videos it was fun.So you kind of want to play the video over and over andyou know… it was the fun part like apply what you learntinto the movie …Thembani: I feel like the video it’s kind of good way oflearning like I will prefer the video like in anything.Interviewer: Why?
• From consumption to production tocontribution, Stetsenko 2008Human development and learning
4th year Education studentHayley Whitcomb’s story
So yes, if you get exposed toanother person’s culture,surely you will respect thatculture eventually and youwill learn about that personand you see that personwith more respect and in abetter light.Real storiesEverybody has their own story to tell. So digitalstory allows you to tell your specific story andshare it amongst everybody in your classroom.
Mobile learning and digital storiesParticipatory Learning and Action Techniques
• Aim: establishing needs of various groups incommunities in order to develop some form of actionon this need• Important: critical self-consciousness on the part of theresearchers as well as a concern with social justice• Characterized as process, not a one-off event which isinteractive, uses visual methods, is aimed at action andreflection and is usually practiced in a group setting.• Good for students with diverse academic literacy skills• Examples: Community Mapping or River of LifeParticipatory Learning & Action Techniques
Planning of DST projects (7 steps of DST)IntroPLA / StorycircleScripting StoryboardingImagesPhotostory NarrationBackgroundsoundsScreeningOwning your insightsOwning your emotionsFinding the momentSeeing your storyHearing your storyAssembling your storySharing your story
• Social cohesion / social pedagogy• From vulnerability to pride, pedagogy ofdiscomfort• Social justice education• Engagement with issues around diversity• Critical reflection• Student identityBenefits of digital storytelling
• Technology• Assessment• Time• Access• Diverse literacy skills• Adapting model to specific discipline• Process vs product• Dissemination of stories (access, copyright)Challenges of DST projects
Any questions?• www.cput.ac.za/blogs/edutech• http://www.cput.ac.za/blogs/edutech/digital-storytelling-resources/• YouTube channel:http://www.youtube.com/user/CPUTstories• email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.orgContact us
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