Digitally Literate Storytellers Joan Getman Cornell University EDUCAUSE Live! September 16, 2009
Consumers & Producers • Navigating • ‘Reading’ and assessing • Citing and incorporating Embellishing and sharing!
2008 • Grassroots Video • Collaboration Webs • Mobile Broadband • Data Mashups • Collective Intelligence • Social Operating Systems
2009 • Mobiles • Cloud Computing • Geo-Everything • The Personal Web • Semantic Aware Applications • Smart Objects
Metatrends Delicious Tags: hzmeta plus bolded words 1) communication between humansand machines 2) collective sharing and generation of knowledge 3) games as pedagogical platforms 4) computing in three dimensions 3D 5) connecting people via the network 6) the shifting of content production to users 7) the evolution of a ubiquitous platform
As Producers • Create new media • Use tools and resources in the cloud • Create large-scale collaborative works • Distribute new media on large scale • Publish in new formats • Customize, personalize and contextualize
www.visual-literacy.org “Visual literacy, or the ability to evaluate, apply, or create conceptual visual representations… students should be able to evaluate advantages and disadvantages of visual representations, to improve their shortcomings, to use them to create and communicate knowledge, or to devise new ways of representing insights.”
Story grammar is the "ability to encapsulate, contextualize, and emotionalize information, understanding and experiences for yourself and others - becoming vastly important in the Conceptual-Information Age. Pink names “story” as one of six key attributes essential in today's market place. Whole New Mind: Why Right Brainers Will Rule the World Daniel Pink
Stories, Digital Literacy and Learning • Transformative learning theory - making meaning…deeper learning. • Literacy skills enhance each other. • Electronic Portfolios as digital Stories of deep learning
Storytelling Skills Turning a recitation of facts into a compelling narrative. How? Making connections. Making it relevant and meaningful to others. As a means of imagining different futures.
http://www.storycenter.org • Point of view • Dramatic Question • Emotional content • The gift of your voice • Power of the soundtrack • Economy • Pacing Digital Storytelling Cookbook
Science as storytelling “…science as story suggests that science can and should serve three distinctive functions for humanity: providing stories that may increase (but never guarantee) human well-being, serving as a supportive nexus for human exploration and story telling in general, and exemplifying a commitment to skepticism and a resulting open-ended and continuing exploration of what might yet be.”
NMC Critical Challenges • Key new skills, including information literacy, visual literacy, and technological literacy. • Students are different, but a lot of educational material is not. • Shifts in the ways scholarship and research are conducted. • Measure and prove through formal assessment that our students are learning. • Growing expectation to make use of and to deliver services, content, and media to mobile devices.
More challenges • Convey valueand relevance of digital literacy such that discipline traditions are challenged, but not compromised. • Find the entry point for diverse faculty. • Make technology accessible and time commitment manageable.
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