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Exploring Youth Activism through Digital Storytelling: Seminar in American Political History

This spring students examined the history of American Youth Activism from 1945-1975 while producing digital stories and documentaries. Young Americans were important participants in the social, economic, and political changes that took place across society during the most intense years of the Cold War. The class emphasized skills in writing, oral history, and traditional research as well as digital storytelling computer technologies. Student first produced digital stories exploring the roots of their own political awareness. HIST 495 - 710 was held in the spring of 2011. The course was taught by Dr. Kriste Lindenmeyer, Chair of the UMBC History Department and Dr. Bill Shewbridge, Director of the New Media Studio.

You can view the projects here.

Stories from MCS 101L Multimedia Lab, Spring 2011

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MCS101L, Multimedia Literacy Lab, is a one-credit course offered in two sections. The class is taken in conjunction with MCS333. Students were given 6 story prompts to choose from for their final digital story projects.

Final Projects

Wednesday Group

Thursday Group

Drew Barretto
Monica Berron
Christina Borteye
Bingbing Cao
Andrew Colon
Miguel Ferreira
Alexandra Grieves

Amara Hall
Nia Hampton
Sabrina Hoeks
Courtney Howard
Tim Kelly
Samantha Larsen
Alana Matthews  
Joseph McElroy
Arabia Morgan
Sara Parkinson
Varsha Prabhu
Steven Recalde
Arya Tayebi
Ruth Umoh

Syed Ahmed
Justin Ambrose
Eleanor Brower
Shanae Cole
Edward Courtney
Kregg Deery
Christy Fury
Shahmir Ghani
Chad Grant
Zoe Kilbourne
Bryan Le
Travis Morse
Neto Opara
Lajuan Pulliam
Martha Rusk

Stephanie Sell
Christine So

Koryn Warthen
Husnain Zia

First Project

Wednesday Group

Thursday Group

Drew Barretto
Christina Borteye
Bingbing Cao
Andrew Colon
Miguel Ferreira
Amara Hall
Nia Hampton
Sabrina Hoeks
Courtney Howard
Tim Kelly
Samantha Larsen
Alana Matthews  
Syed Ahmed
Justin Ambrose

Eleanor Brower
Shanae Cole
Edward Courtney
Kregg Deery
Christy Fury
Shahmir Ghani
Chad Grant
Zoe Kilbourne
Bryan Le
Travis Morse
Neto Opara
Lajuan Pulliam

 

Culture Shock Story

As part of her Independent Studies in the New Media Studio, Fulbright Scholar Meri Collazos Sola developed a multimedia project using digital digital storytelling to explore identity and culture shock. The project website, www.cultureshockstory.com is based on Meri's research in the Intercultural Communications program.

meri"This project contains the materials I will focus on for my scholarly paper. The scholarly paper should be related to some of the topics that we've done for the core courses. The main topics of the research will be intercultural competency, creativity and two up and coming new media formats: digital storytelling and personal documentary film."