UMBC Faculty Workshops

digital storytelling

Beginning in 2007 the New Media Studio has offered faculty workshops in digital storytelling. Initially these were facilitated by the Center for Digital Storytelling (now storycenter.org .) In 2008 ten participants in a “Train the Trainers” experience received intensive training in the creative and technical aspects of teaching digital storytelling in a variety of contexts. Ten … Read more

Stories from the Shriver Center’s Brazil Leadership Camp

digital storytelling

From July 2-11, 2013, 12 young people from Brazil attended a leadership camp through The Shriver Center at UMBC. The students are all participants in the English Access Microscholarship Program, which provides English-Language skills to talented young people from economically disadvantaged areas. During their time at UMBC, the students participated in service-learning projects, spent a … Read more

Stories from Spanish 401-601

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Ana Oskoz of the Modern Languages Linguistic and Intercultural Communication department uses digital stories in the elementary courses for Spanish and also advanced Spanish courses. “I have use them very differently, even though the goal to some extent is the some one. For the elementary courses, which would be the first course for Spanish, I … Read more

First-Year Seminar

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MUCH IN COMMON: INTERGENERATIONAL TEAMS CREATE VIDEOS ABOUT IDENTITY AND WISDOM This first-year seminar class explores common themes in both adolescence and  aging, stages in life that can transform a person’s sense of identity. In intergenerational teams, students explore changes in their identities by producing video stories together that focus on common threads, shared insights … Read more

Exploring Youth Activism Through Digital Storytelling

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SEMINAR IN AMERICAN POLITICAL HISTORY In spring 2011 graduate students examined the history of American Youth Activism from 1945-1975 while producing digital stories and documentaries. Young Americans were important participants in the social, economic, and political changes that took place across society during the most intense years of the Cold War. The class emphasized skills … Read more

Arbutus Library Project

digital storytelling

During the spring semester of 2010 and again in 2011, students in MLL 495/695 Intercultural Video Production worked with residents of Arbutus and surrounding communities on a collaborative video project. In “Arbutus Stories” residents reflect on their life-long association with the community through digital stories.  Each resident teamed with a student to create short movies … Read more

Constructing the Samurai

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DIGITAL STORIES FROM HONORS 300-4/HIST355-2 In “Constructing the Samurai” students used digital story techniques to explore aspects of samurai culture through visual assignments. The honors class was taught by Professor Constantine Vaporis during the Fall 2009 and 2010 semesters. Here are the results:

AFSC Project Voice

digital storytelling

SOMALI BANTU REFUGEES SPEAK THROUGH DIGITAL STORIES In October 2008, the New Media Studio worked with members of the Somali Bantu community to create digital stories as part of the American Friends Service Commitee’s “Project Voice.” The production workshop was facilitated by the Center for Digital Storytelling with a final production session at UMBC’s International Media Center. … Read more

German Immigration into the US

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DIGITAL STORIES FROM GERMAN 303 In the Fall of 2009, Susanna Sutton, lecturer of German with the Modern Languages, Linguistics and Intercultural Communication Department (MLLI) taught an Advanced German 303 topics course, “German Immigration into the US”. During the semester students worked on their own digital stories (in German) in which they recounted an experience … Read more