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28 Feb 09

Both brilliant and practical. Should be required reading. - "the lag time between being able to read media and being able to write in those media is shrinking quickly for the non-elite. Text took many centuries, audiovisual information took roughly one century, and Web narrative took about 15 years. Thus, a new dimension of literacy is now in play—namely, the ability to adapt to new media forms and fit them into the overall media collage quickly and effectively."

16 Feb 09

Part of digital literacy that students (and any user) need to know is how persistent ANYTHING you put up on line is - because anyone can copy anything and post it anywhere. Even if the place you originally posted it takes it down, it still exists and can be retrieved. DON'T POST INFO OR IMAGES THAT CAN EMBARRASS OR ENDANGER YOU & YOUR FUTURE!

28 Oct 08

Absolutely wonderful! This discussion of digital storytelling explores what has been done, and what the possibilities are, how digital storytelling can contribute to both composition courses and can be made into curricular objects. I strongly recommend it! via Stephen Downes

  • The technology thus becomes more transparent; attention is focused on the content. As a result, the amount of rich web media and content has grown in quantity and diversity. And any student of history would not be surprised to observe that out of those manifold ways of writing and showing have emerged new practices for telling stories.
  • Storytelling is a rare human universal, present and recognizable across cultures and epochs. We can refer to it as the "art of conveying events in words, images, and sounds often by improvisation or embellishment."
  • Story can refer to either fiction or nonfiction, depending on the context. It's easy to think of nonfiction storytelling examples: marketing used to sell a product's story; the mini-stories so essential to any discussion of ethics; the use of storytelling for surfacing implicit information in knowledge-management practice. As popularized in education, the familiar form of digital storytelling is a narrated personal story of overcoming obstacles, achieving a dream, honoring a deceased family member, or describing an event.7 Web 2.0 stories are often broader: they can represent history, fantasy, a presentation, a puzzle, a message, or something that blurs the boundaries of reality and fiction.

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