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During January, ten faculty members attended an intensive workshop in digital storytelling at UMBC, sponsored by OIT, New Media Teaching and Learning and the New Media Studio. The workshop brought to campus Joe Lambert, co-founder and Executive Director of the Center for Digital Storytelling in Berkeley and a leading figure in the digital storytelling movement. He was joined by Daniel Weinshenker of CDS's Denver office in guiding the participants in the creation of their own individual digital story.
Bringing together writing, photography and audio, the digital storytelling process facilitates the telling of personal and reflective stories in the form of digital movies. Through the process of producing their own digital stories over a three-day period, workshop participants gained insight into potential application of this approach in their own teaching.
UMBC faculty attending included Jason Loviglio, Greg Williams, Judith Schneider, Edward Larkey and Anna Rubin. In addition, instructors from other area schools including Goucher, Bowie State and the University of Maryland School of Nursing attended the workshop.
Following the workshop, Lambert met with members of the campus community to discuss how digital storytelling relates to teaching in a variety of disciplines, and how new ideas of digital literacy are embodied in the technique. Lambert told the group "The mix of photography, our voice, a piece of writing, music is extraordinarily powerful. We all dream, and we dream in Technicolor, not in text. So the idea that this form allows us to get a little bit closer to writing in the form of our own dreams is why the work continues to grow."
Joe Lambert's full presentation can be viewed in New Media's TLT brownbag archive.
|East Marries West||Edward Larkey|
|Our Trip to Peru||Anna Rubin|
|My Mother's 90th Year||Judith Schneider|
|ID and Me||Greg Williams|
|Through My Grandfather's Eyes||Bill Shewbridge|
|Inconsequential Monuments||Laura Burns|
|A Mother's Love||Carol O'Neil|