M3 Readings Discussion: Digital Storytelling: Creating Lives, Creating Communities
Welcome to the Module 3 Reading Discussion. Cultural Diversity by SLU Madrid Campus, on Flickr Creative Commons Creative Commons Attribution-No Derivative Works 2.0 Generic License by SLU Madrid CampusOpens in a new window For this discussion, we'll focus on Joe Lambert's work, Digital Storytelling: Creating Lives, Creating Communities. To situate Joe Lambert in the scholarly conversation about Digital Storytelling, and understand why his book is one of the required texts of the course, check out his organization, Center for Digital StorytellingOpens in a new window. (Joe LambertOpens in a new window is executive director). We'll integrate our readings of the Lambert text with discussions of the online resources in the course. In addition, you are welcome to contribute any and all resources you discover along the way. As in the other module reading discussions, we'll integrate our readings of Alexander with discussions of the online resources in the course and your works in progress. In addition, you are most welcome to contribute any and all resources you discover along the way. Throughout these discussions, you should explore digital storytelling processes and implications for being a digital storyteller, collaborative approaches to digital storytelling, creating digital storytelling communities, and the process of building your shared stories. This forum will be active from Weeks 11-13 of the course. We'll break down the topics as follows: Week 11: Ch. 1 The Work of Story, Ch. 2 Stories in Our Lives, Ch. 3 A Road Traveled: The Evolution of the Digital Storytelling Process, Ch. 4 The World of Digital Storytelling Week 12: Ch. 5 The Seven Steps of Digital Storytelling, Ch. 6 The Story Circle: Facilitating the Digital Storytelling Workshop, Ch. 7 Approaches to Scripting Prompts and Processes, Ch. 8 Storyboarding Week 13: Ch. 9 Designing in Digital: Working with Digital Imaging, Audio, and Video , Ch. 10 Distribution, Ethics, and the Politics of Engagement, Ch. 11 Applications of Digital Storytelling Discussion Grading and General Guidelines: Introduce a topic of your choice for each of the weeks. The topic must be related to the reading, and you'll need to show how it's related (using a proper citation style). However, you may add to the conversation with discussion of other resources and stories that you might find relevant. This could include articles, books, films, websites, storytelling tools, mobile and other apps, etc. Be sure to provide a working link if you are referencing something that isn't listed in the course. I expect your discussion postings to be written as if you were writing an essay. Use an appropriate citation style (MLA, APA or Chicago) to cite references, websites, or anything you comment on that someone else said. For each weekly discussion, post your initial topic and respond to two other people's postings. I look forward to seeing you in the conversation. Your discussion postings and responses will be be evaluated using the Discussion Rubric.