Digital Storytelling tools worth looking at (1)

There is a plethora of tools in the virgin outback of digital storytelling.  This does not make one's life any easier, plus there is the chorus of cellos in the background warning you that most of these tools that you invest time and effort into learning and using may not be around forever, or even … Continue reading Digital Storytelling tools worth looking at (1)

Classical retellings

Here are some great examples of where digital storytelling can allow literature to be updated, recontexualised and adapted to modern times and short attention spans.  Most of these formats are also easily adopted by students to create their own versions of the classics.Green Gables Fables (Anne of Green Gables) Bennet Diaries (Pride and Prejudice) - Inkle … Continue reading Classical retellings

Digital literature – Interactive documentaries

I'm going to do a couple of posts highlighting good examples of digital literature, divided into different genres / types.Here are a few interactive documentaries I think are particularly good. The Guardian  - First World War York Times - Story of the high rise short history of the high riseWelcome to Pine Point NFB Canada … Continue reading Digital literature – Interactive documentaries

What is twitterature?

Exploring storytelling using twitter is one of the many new "genres" in digital storytelling.  Here is Andrew Fitzgerald explaining what it is: Viking / Penguin have taken the lead in this new format and there is a dedicated website to some of the best examples.

Digital Storytelling – an 8-week interactive program for Middle School students

Note: This is the example of the type of program that could be held for this age group - it is an academic submission and as such has not been tested in reality. ____________________________________________________________________ Assessment Item 1: Report and program for specified age group INF 505 – Library Services for Children and Youth Digital Storytelling … Continue reading Digital Storytelling – an 8-week interactive program for Middle School students

Assessment item 7: Blog 4 – Electronic media and the nature of the story

Electronic media are not simply changing the way we tell stories: they’re changing the very nature of story, or what we understand (or do not understand) to be narratives. To what extent is this true? authors have argued that storytelling is intrinsic to humanity (Schank & Abelson, 1995) and part of memory and learning. … Continue reading Assessment item 7: Blog 4 – Electronic media and the nature of the story

When is it digital literature?

I've been busying myself with looking through a number of different formats of digital texts in order to write some reviews for my next assessment item.  According to the (adapted) criteria of Nesbit, Belfer and Leacock (2004) one can look at (cited in Leacock and Nesbit, 2007):Category of resourceContent qualityAlignment with curriculum or program purposeValue … Continue reading When is it digital literature?

Blog Task #1 – state of current knowledge

Blog Task #1Using your readings and interaction with the subject to date, develop a statement about your current knowledge and understanding of concepts and practices in digital literature environments, tools and uses, within the context of your work or professional circumstances.======================================================================In this post I would like to reflect on a starting point of my knowledge … Continue reading Blog Task #1 – state of current knowledge