Participatory Storytelling

The Participatory Storytelling Experience For this unit, my classmates, instructor, and I engaged in a group storytelling endeavor using Twitter. We each contributed additions to the story one tweet at a time, and were therefore given just 132 characters (8 characters were reserved for the official story hashtag). No one could post 2 consecutive tweets. Our instructor provided the initial tweet as a story-starter and off we went! We tweeted open invitations for anyone following us to participate in the Continue reading Participatory Storytelling

Augmented Reality Storytelling for Library Orientation

When I was tasked with creating an augmented reality (AR) project for my digital storytelling course, I felt inspired to explore a new (to me, at least) way to do library orientations or tours. It presented the opportunity for me to demonstrate to my colleagues three new ways of providing information to our newest users: 1) using a storytelling format instead of a stream of facts, 2) using video (and video/screen cast mashups) to convey information, and 3) using AR Continue reading Augmented Reality Storytelling for Library Orientation

Elements of Digital Storytelling (or, My Journey to Understanding #DigitalStorytelling)

I am not a storyteller. I don’t have any stories to tell. This is the story I have told myself. Mitch Ditkoff (2015) thinks my story is absurd. In his excellent post directed at people who share my story about not being a storyteller, he lays it out front and center: You already know how to tell a good story. You do. You’ve been telling good stories your entire life. Today, you probably told a few. And later, tonight, you Continue reading Elements of Digital Storytelling (or, My Journey to Understanding #DigitalStorytelling)