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

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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

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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

ESL Stories

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In summer and fall 2008, Polina Vinogradova incorporated digital stories into the curriculum of the English Language Institute. This approach was utilized in English Language Institute courses focusing on culture and intercultural communication by Polina and two other instructors, Heather Linville and Tsisana Palmer. Later, in 2009, the project expanded and students in ELC-A 504/054 … Read more