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Course Description:

In a digital age, we have new tools and frameworks for the ancient art of storytelling. This course examines both the theory and practice of digital storytelling, especially the possibilities available via the World Wide Web. Students will explore others' digital stories (e.g., family memoirs, stories promoting organizations or programs) and specific tools (e.g., web pages, text, images, audio, RealSlideShow, etc.) to learn about the future of narrative in a digital world for storytelling and for educational applications of storytelling in history, geography, science, language arts, fine arts and other fields. Students will create two simple projects in this course, in addition to completing other course activities (online discussions, research and resource sharing, critical evaluation of projects, reading, writing).

This course does not assume any previous experience designing web pages. Knowledge of HTML is helpful but not necessary, as web page text editors are available.

This course partially meets the General Education requirement in The Arts.

This online course is offered through the Center for Distance Learning. You can take this as an individual course or as part of an online degree program, with term starts in March, May, September, November and January. View current term offerings and all online courses. Click here to register for online courses.

Other Areas: The Arts | Business, Management & Economics | Community & Human Services | Communications, Humanities & Cultural Studies | Educational Studies | Historical Studies | Human Development | Labor Studies | Nursing | Science, Math & Technology | Social Science
Liberal Study
Upper Level
Credits: 4
Meets General Education Requirement In: The Arts-Partial

Term(s) Offered (Subject to Change) : Spring 1. Spring 2. Summer. Fall 1. Fall 2.

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