Generate Deeper Learning through Digital Storytelling


Teachers understand one concept as nobody else does—in order to teach others, you have to fully understand the material yourself.

Why not apply that concept to your students? Why not make them teach the material to their peers to ensure that they fully understand it? If your students must not only repeat the material but also build it into a story via social media so their peers can respond, they will take ownership of their knowledge in a way that traditional testing cannot inspire.

Find out how digital storytelling can unlock your students’ capabilities for demonstrating their knowledge. Order your copy of Generate Deeper Learning through Digital Storytelling and get innovative new ideas for teaching and assessment.

Digital storytelling involves students in creating a video story that expresses their understanding. The stories can be shared on social media sites for review and feedback from others.

This seminar uses examples to demonstrate the fundamental pedagogy of student storytelling and how it can be applied to different fields. Your presenter explains the steps to develop a digital storytelling lesson plan and how to implement that plan when teaching students. The seminar covers how to assess the outcomes of student storytelling while highlighting the free tools available for publishing stories.

An education authority

John Orlando, Ph.D., has more than 20 years of experience in education both as a faculty member and as an administrator. He has developed online programs at a number of universities and is a recognized expert in incorporating technology into teaching for improved educational outcomes. Dr. Orlando has also given more than 40 presentations on how social media is used in education. He has delivered lectures on distance education administration and business continuity management for distance education at University Continuing Education Association conferences, at the University of Wisconsin Conference on Distance Education and Teaching, and through webcasts.

In Generate Deeper Learning Through Digital Storytelling, Dr. Orlando introduces you to the principles of digital storytelling so that you will be able to offer your students an additional way to develop critical thinking skills while incorporating the social media tools that today’s students expect.

Key seminar goals

After this seminar you will be able to:

  • Harness the variety of uses digital storytelling offers your classroom
  • Establish a digital storytelling lesson plan
  • Command the tools for building and publishing digital stories
  • Use student digital stories as an assessment tool

Take-home tools

In addition to invaluable teaching strategies, Generate Deeper Learning through Digital Storytelling offers a “next steps” guide, a list of questions for future self-assessment, and other resources to make sure your institution takes full advantage of storytelling as a learning tool.

An optional Campus Access License is available for an additional $200. It allows the purchasing institution to upload the CD of the seminar onto the institution’s password-protected internal website for unlimited access by the entire campus community.

Who should watch

This seminar will benefit the following members of any college:

  • Professors
  • Adjunct faculty
  • Teaching assistants
  • Instructional designers
  • Distance learning administrators

Get the research-based strategies that make digital storytelling a powerful learning experience for your students. Get Generate Deeper Learning through Digital Storytelling today, and take an exciting step for your personal pedagogy.

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