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January 2010 Archives

Digital Story Projects from ELCA 504 Cross-cultural Communication

During the Fall 2009 semester, students in ELC-A 504/054 (taught by Polina Vinogradova) produced digital ethnographies using main principles and techniques of digital storytelling. The students worked in groups and explored cultural communities of their choice. Focusing on either a particular aspect of culture or a theme within a cultural community the students developed and conducted interviews, analyzed the information they collected, and produced digital stories based on the interview answers and their understanding of the subject. The goal of this project was not only to introduce the students to a multimodal form of self-expression, but also for the students to explore different perceptions of culture outside of class and experience cross-cultural communication while working on digital stories with their classmates.

Inside a Heart

Our Celebrations

Rainbow Flavor

In ELC-B 504/054 (taught by Tsisana Palmer), the students produced individual digital stories about important aspects and events in their lives while exploring different meanings of culture and cross-cultural communication.


Mysterious City


Greatest Man

I Love You

Stories from the 5th Annual UMBC Digital Storytelling Workshop

During January break the New Media Studio held its fifth annual digital storytelling workshop for UMBC faculty. Participants learned the technology and methodology of digital moviemaking, creating their own personal narratives while exploring applications in teaching and learning. Ten UMBC faculty members were joined by Archana Bhandari, Director of Instructional Technology at UMB School of Social Work for the three-day course. Workshop alumn Jason Loviglio, Director of the Media and Communication Studies program assisted in facilitating the writing component of the workshop. Other facilitators included Paul Iwancio, Bill Shewbridge and studio research assistants Satarupa Joardar, Chris Ferrera and Steve Yeager.

Enjoy stories from the group:

Manil Suri The Letter
Jill Wardell Birthing Courage
Gergana Kostova My Knowledge Journey
Shawn Bediako The Mother Land
Ana Oskoz Unlike Any Other Place
Inez Quiroga Sundays in Mendoza
Karin Readel Away to Me
Terri Werner Learning & Adventure
Yasuko Walcott Lessons Learned
Mitze Mabe Ida
Archana Bhandari The MidSized Puppy

View more photos from the workshop.