Today I’m joining D-WRD, where DePaul writing teachers come together to talk technology. I’ll talk about how I’ve made a professional and academic career around telling stories with new media, and introduce the group to WeVideo, a student-friendly web-based video editing tool.
How a Writing Teacher Came to Teach Video
2003: What will I research for my dissertation? My field site: Creative Narrations
2004-2010: Storybuilders: Story first/writing first… then production.
2011: NMS 501/WRD 530: Digital Storytelling in Organizations, Take 1: 6 organizations
2012: NMS 501/WRD 530: Digital Storytelling in Organizations, Take 2: 1 organization
The differences between Take 1 and Take 2, theorized in a Computers and Composition article
2014: WRD 377: Digital Storytelling in the Community (JYEL)
The digital story assignment and a student story (below)
2014: What I’m working on now
How Does a ‘Writing Person’ Learn New Technologies?
- Take advantage of local resources: I learned how to edit video at BNN
- If it’s possible, find a way to go to a professional development workshop
- Experiment with hardware and software in pursuit of personally meaningful projects
Significant occasion videos (based on Will Yurman’s work)