Columbia University
Digital Case Method
Columbia University

Digital Case Method

Taught in English


Gain insight into a topic and learn the fundamentals

Dr. Adam Stepan

Instructor: Dr. Adam Stepan

Beginner level
No prior experience required
13 hours to complete
3 weeks at 4 hours a week
Flexible schedule
Learn at your own pace

What you'll learn

  • Important information covered in this course includes video, production, green screen, case studies, and digital storytelling.

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There are 4 modules in this course

This module covers an overview of how digital cases are created and used including the format and different approaches to using case method in the classroom.

What's included

11 videos7 readings3 assignments1 discussion prompt

This module covers what creating a digital case study program at your institution would require, along with the elements needed to create a student case creation program. The “Visual Storytelling” class will train students in the basics of filming PBS and BBC documentary style footage with only a smartphone and stabilizer.

What's included

14 videos1 reading3 assignments1 discussion prompt

This module delivers the second part of the “How-To” content of the Visual Storytelling course. It focuses on story research and production, and explores how to plan and light interviews using both a smartphone and DSLR Camera.

What's included

16 videos1 reading3 assignments1 discussion prompt

This module presents the third and final collection of “How To” videos from our Visual Storytelling class. These focus post production planning, writing scripts, working with footage, and strategies for adding music and graphics. We end with a discussion of the future of sharing of digital cases, and the potential impacts of AI on digital case use and sharing.

What's included

12 videos1 reading3 assignments


Dr. Adam Stepan
Columbia University
2 Courses81 learners

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