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The CTE Digital Storytelling Program (DST) - Spring 2014

Introduction

Each of us has our own stories. For centuries, stories have served as means of recording events, conveying wisdom and sharing a perspective about the world around us. Through the power of narrative, a story can unfold and tell who we are and relate the significance of events or ideas to listeners in a deeply personal way. Stories can give us a new perspective, and cause us to care about issues and/or challenge us to learn and inspire us to change.

The essence of personal story is in the narrative. Telling stories with the addition of images and sounds allows the narrative to take on new dimension and the storyteller to economize on the use of words. Twenty first century storytellers are able use digital technologies to create and distribute short and powerful multimedia stories to any location throughout the world, with the most popular means of distribution, being the Internet.

The purpose of the CTE Digital Storytelling Program is to provide faculty participants with the opportunity to develop the practices and skills to create digital stories, and to explore how digital storytelling might be employed in their own instructional contexts.

   

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