Powerful Tools for Teaching and Learning: Digital Storytelling introduces educators to digital storytelling and explores ways to use digital stories to enhance students’ learning experiences. The course is designed to be comprehensive yet fundamental. By comprehensive we mean that the course provides a solid foundation for all of the components of a digital story and illustrates these components with tutorials, example stories, and links to additional readings. The course also provides a hands-on opportunity for learners to create their own digital stories. The course is fundamental because it covers the basic process of creating a digital story starting with just a simple script and as little as one image.
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University of Houston
Established in 1927, the University of Houston empowers students in their pursuit of learning, discovery, leadership and engagement. Located in a sprawling metropolis, our premier Tier One campus provides students with cutting edge programs including undergraduate, graduate, doctoral, distance and continuing education. Ranked among the best colleges in America, UH is home to award-winning faculty, innovative research centers, has one of the most diverse student populations in the nation, and alumni who have become international leaders.
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TOP REVIEWS FROM POWERFUL TOOLS FOR TEACHING AND LEARNING: DIGITAL STORYTELLING
this course is amazing. it give formal and informal education. prof. Robin Bernard is an excellent teacher. He explains each and every step thoroughly and clearly. i enjoyed this workshop
I've completed my course. It was not easy task. The system was very powerful with alot of guidelines. Materials are deep enough to make a learnersatisfied. Thank you for certificate
It was a wonderful course. I enjoyed it a lot and learned many new things. It was awesome experience to know that i can make my own stories.
Very useful for the 21st century teachers. There are a lot of options out there to make educational videos and this course is a good start.
Frequently Asked Questions
When will I have access to the lectures and assignments?
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Is financial aid available?
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Do I need to know anything about media arts?
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.
Do I need to be a tech-savvy prior to this course?
No, but you need fundamental computer and basic internet skills such as accessing a web site, uploading files, and saving and downloading images.
What resources will I need for this course?
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.
Which time zone is officialy used?
All deadlines are based on CDT (Central Daylight Time).
Will I earn university credit for completing the Course?
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