Digital Storytelling for Beginners: 50+ Web 2.0 Ways To Tell a Story
Learn to create, experiment, and express yourself with words and images on the web. Not long ago, producing multimedia digital content required expensive equipment and deep levels of technical expertise. Now anyone can create, publish, and share compelling works with nothing more complex than a web browser. Free, open licensed texts, images, video, audio and other media are easy to find and re-use in your own creations. Combining this with your own content and a set of free tools gives you tremendously powerful ways to express ideas beyond text and bullet points, whether for a presentation, to share with friends or family, or for a class project.
This hands-on workshop, presented by the Bernard L. Schwartz Communication Institute and the Baruch Computing and Technology Center (BCTC), and led by Alan Levine (see below and http://cogdogblog.com), will teach participants the basics of creating, publishing, and sharing a story in any free web 2.0 tool, using images, audio, and/or video. Your "story" can take many forms: a personal tale, a humorous anecdote, a presentation for a class, part of a research project, or anything else. For a list of some of the tools available to you, visit http://50ways.wikispaces.com
This workshop is open to all Baruch students, faculty members, and staff. RSVP to Communication.Institute@baruch.cuny.edu
Alan Levine is former Vice President, NMC Community and CTO for the New Media Consortium (NMC), and currently is exploring his next venture. He is widely recognized internationally for expertise in the application of new technologies to educational environments, such as blogging and web-based storytelling, and was a pioneer on the web going back to 1993.
May 5, 2011
151 East 25th Street
Information & Technology Building
6th Floor Computer Lab