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English
Subtitles: English, Persian

Learner Career Outcomes

17%

got a tangible career benefit from this course
Shareable Certificate
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100% online
Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.
Flexible deadlines
Reset deadlines in accordance to your schedule.
Beginner Level
Approx. 17 hours to complete
English
Subtitles: English, Persian

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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

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Week
1

Week 1

2 hours to complete

WEEK 1: Choosing a Topic and Defining your Purposes

2 hours to complete
7 videos (Total 23 min), 2 readings, 1 quiz
7 videos
Welcome2m
Introduction to Digital Storytelling 2m
Digital Storytelling Process3m
Types of Digital Stories4m
Selecting a Topic3m
Digital Storytelling in the Classroom 3m
2 readings
Week 1 Instructions10m
Week 1 Reading Materials30m
1 practice exercise
Assignment 1: Select your Topic and Define the Purpose of the digital story45m
Week
2

Week 2

4 hours to complete

WEEK 2: Writing an Effective Script and Creating a Storyboard

4 hours to complete
8 videos (Total 42 min), 2 readings, 1 quiz
8 videos
Getting Started with Scriptwriting5m
Creating a Storyboard4m
Creative Commons3m
Images and Copyright8m
Using High Resolution Images6m
Creating a Storyboard with StoryboardThat3m
12 lessons learned part 18m
2 readings
Week 2 Instructions10m
Week 2 Reading Materials1h
Week
3

Week 3

4 hours to complete

WEEK 3

4 hours to complete
11 videos (Total 47 min), 2 readings, 1 quiz
11 videos
Recording Narration With a Portable Recording Device1m
Recording Your Narration3m
Digital Audio Formats2m
Recording Narration with an iPhone2m
Recording Narration with an Android Phone2m
Downloading and Installing Audacity3m
Recording and Saving with Audacity5m
Basic Editing in Audacity: Removing Parts of an Audio File6m
Mixing Audio with Audacity5m
Finding and Using Copyright-Free Music Tracks9m
2 readings
Week 3 Instructions10m
Week 3 Reading Materials50m
Week
4

Week 4

4 hours to complete

WEEK 4

4 hours to complete
12 videos (Total 70 min), 3 readings, 1 quiz
12 videos
Creating a Single Image Digital Story3m
WeVideo Introduction2m
Adding Media6m
Creating a Digital Story in WeVideo6m
Image Editing5m
Adding Text13m
Adjusting Audio5m
Adding a Video Clip9m
Finalizing Your Video4m
Single Image Digital Story: Finalized Version2m
New WeVideo Editing Tool7m
3 readings
Week 4 Instructions10m
Week 4 Reading Materials3m
WeVideo Instructions10m

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  • No. The course is designed for the novice computer user who has an interest in using digital stories to make teaching and learning more engaging.

  • No, but you need fundamental computer and basic internet skills such as accessing a web site, uploading files, and saving and downloading images.

  • For this course, you need: 1) a reliable internet connection, 2) a device to record audio, such as a smartphone or audio recorder, 3) a free account on WeVideo, and 3) the time to listen, read, watch, discuss, and practice the techniques you will learn in this course.

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