Sep 23, 2023  
2020-2021 Academic Catalog 
2020-2021 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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EMDT 5110 - Digital Storytelling

Credits: 3

This course explores the elements of digital storytelling and the concept of visual literacy. Students are introduced to a variety of content creation techniques that enhance the meaning and message of instructional materials. In addition to basic production considerations, students focus on crafting a compelling narrative, with a strong, consistent visual aesthetic and auditory experience. Students will also focus on best practices for engaging learners in digital storytelling to demonstrate their understanding of content.  Students engage in project-based learning activities to produce content and assets for their educational portfolio, which serves as an applied demonstration of their knowledge and skill in visual storytelling and the storytelling process. Upon successful completion of this course, students will demonstrate expertise in creating digital stories and using digital storytelling with learners.

Prerequisites: None

Course Learning Outcomes:
  • Identify key elements in a film or visual story.
  • Utilize pre-production writing tools and planning resources.
  • Employ proper production and editing techniques.
  • Create a compelling digital story with rich visuals and sound.
  • Apply strategies for creating digital stories with learners.

EMDT 5110 Course Learning Outcome Rubric  

Required Textbooks:
Ohler, J.B. (2013). Digital storytelling in the classroom: New media pathways to literacy, learning, and creativity (2nd ed.). Thousand Oaks, CA: Corwin. ISBN-13: 978-1452268255


Required Course Materials:
Note: This course requires producing a digital story. A digital camera with video capabilities (or a smartphone) and a headset microphone will be helpful.  You will also need access to video editing software such as iMovie, MovieMaker, or Adobe Premier (included with your RMCAD Creative Cloud access).

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