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The Power of Stories: Engaging Students through Digital Stories Today at 12:15 p.m.


Posted 11/01/2017
Submitted by Bevin Rainwater
Category: Campus Announcements, Reminders

Thursday, November 2, 2017 12:15-1:15 p.m., Woods Classroom, Mortensen Library

Guest Presenter: Susan Cardillo, PhD, assistant professor of digital media in the School of Communication.

The best stories are those we tell again and again. For the next generation of storytellers, this means crafting inspiring, shareable tales that audiences will eagerly pass on. Research suggests that as many as 56 percent of online supporters report compelling storytelling as a motivation to take action on behalf of social causes.

Digital storytelling takes the art of oral storytelling and engages a palette of technical tools to weave narratives using images, graphics, video, music and sounds mixed together, using a voice narration. In this engaging seminar, Professor Cardillo will share some tools to create digital stories that you can use with your courses or share with students so that they can create unique presentations for an array of subjects.

Making a digital story involves creative and critical thinking, inquiry, writing, discussion, design, production, reflection and presentation. It provides opportunities for students to enhance the expression of their own or others stories, thoughts and ideas in creative and engaging ways, across a diverse range of learning contexts.

Susan Cardillo is an assistant professor of digital media with the School of Communication. Her research area of expertise is Digital Media to Enhance Engagement and Create Change. Professor Cardillo presents, speaks, and writes about how we can use digital and social media to create social awareness, civic engagement, and ultimately social change.

To RSVP for this session, please email fcld@hartford.edu or call 860.768.4661.