Online video creation by undergraduates

Renee Hobbs and Anu Vedantham have a great presentation available through CNI on “online video creation by undergraduates: consequences for media literacy.” They make the case that what is essentially digital storytelling creates lots of opportunities for collaboration and synthesis, not to mention tons of engagement for students. It’s a long lecture, but worth listening …

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Working with narratives

Thaler Pekar is a talented and innovative consultant who works with a variety of organizations and causes, using the tools of narrative. Here she writes about the “benefits of building a narrative organization,” and here about “working with stories.”

More than that

A recent Diane Sawyer special, Children of the Plains, prompted a group of school kids in the Todd Country School District (which serves the Rosebud Sioux Reservation), to create this alternative digital short telling their own stories: (Hat tip to Dakota O’Leary unplugged)

Storying Advent

One of the challenges for Christians living into a liturgical calendar, is that the Christian season of Advent is one of waiting and thoughtful reflection yet it occurs at the height of the commercial pressures of the holiday season. Here’s a lovely small piece by Maggi Dawn that attempts to offer a different reflection for …

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