Wall Stories

digital storytelling

During the fall semester of 2019, students in three UMBC classes (MCS 495, GERM 301 and GERM 319) collaborated in creating digital stories  commemorating the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall.  The stories are based on interviews of members of the UMBC and broader Baltimore communities who shared personal recollections of the … Read more

UMBC Service Awards Profiles

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In what has become a UMBC tradition, the New Media Studio works with the office of Human Relations to create video profiles of service award recipients. More than 100 stories have been produced over the course of the project. In addition to honoring recipients for their years of service to the campus, the series presents … Read more

Intercultural Communication & Video Ethnography

digital storytelling

MCS MLL 406/606, 495/695 These courses introduce the history and practices of the field of intercultural communication, including its diverse theoretical and conceptual approaches; its analytical and methodological tools of evaluation and assessment; basic principles of training and professional and career development opportunities in the various areas of the discipline, particularly as it is practiced … Read more

The Charlestown Project

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The Charlestown Digital Story Project teams UMBC students with residents of Charlestown Retirement Community to create digital stories. Drawn from the life experiences of the residents, the stories combine narration, animation, photos and music in short movies to be shared with others. Residents work closely with student partners, acting as author and creative director of … Read more

Mill Stories

digital storytelling

SPARROWS POINT STEELWORKERS AND COMMUNITY SPEAK Mill Stories is a collaborative project bringing together UMBC students to help preserve stories from the Sparrows Point community. As the project develops, we hope that this website will present a form of database documentary, in which users can access interviews, videos photos and other cultural materials gathered from … Read more

Stories from The Linehan Art Scholars Program

digital storytelling

With the goal of building a greater sense of community in the Linehan Artist Scholars Program, students in the Linehan Freshman Seminar class participated in a Digital Story Workshop over a four week period. Their stories reflect the broad concerns of young talented artists as they begin their university careers in the arts. The stories … Read more

UMBC Faculty Workshops

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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