Digital Storytelling Archive
The following is a listing of stories our students and faculty have chosen to share publicly through the blog.
- Mitzi Adams – Strong Like a River
- Cheryl Bacon – The Buzzer
- Mathew Bardwell – The Time We Accidentally Adopted 11 Dogs
- Bill Carroll – 40
- Karen Cukrowski – Once Upon a Time
- Kyle Dickson – Childhood in Snapshots
- Nathan Driskell – The Flag
- Suanna Haston Davis – Cleo & Jennifer
- Mikee Delony – Letter to Joan
- Michelle Faerber – Not Quite
- Cherisse Flanagan – Batgirl
- Sue Garcia – Master Craftsman
- Al Haley – A Bed in San Francisco
- Al Haley – Copier
- Al Haley – Down on the Farm
- Stephanie Hamm – Perfect Timing
- Karen Hendrick – New London School Explosion
- Dickie Hill – Colis Campbell
- Stephen Johnson – Sure They Can
- Dan McGregor – Lost at Sea
- Jenn Rogers – Her Name is Hope
- Nil Santana – From Father to Son
- Jennifer Shewmaker – My Daughters’ Mother
- Donald Simpson – Buy a Camera
- Kent Smith – Improv Gardening
- Jeanine Varner – The Empty Desk
- Dora Weathers – The Summer of 1974
- Debbie Williams – Caregiver
- Lorraine Wilson – Ebb and Flow
- Jeff Childers – Different
- Mark Hamilton – Hope & Tragedy in Amos
- Kent Smith – Modeling Intentional Community
Why I Teach
- Sandra Amstutz – Summer Story
- Brance Armstrong
- Chris Campbell
- Anna Ciufo
- Kimmie Flanders
- Leslie Lewis
- Denzil Lim
- Seth Montgomery
- Maddie Pickle
- Whitney Pittard
- Drew Ritchie
- Emily Teel
- Rachel Winkelman
These students stories represent students from Dr. Stephen Johnson and Dr. Kyle Dickson’s sections of Cornerstone who participated in the initial pilot. For updates on other courses using media projects, check the Digital Storytelling blog posts below.
Again this spring we worked with students at ACU’s campus in Leipzig, Germany, as well as with on-site faculty Derek and Rachel Brown to take digital storytelling overseas. Students spent two days in workshops developing scripts, recording audio, and editing stories on iPads or laptops.
This group of students as well as the Oxford group were also incredibly generous in showing us around their host cities as we collected footage for a Study Abroad film we’ll release this summer.
Here are just a couple of their stories.
Last fall we had a chance to work with a number of students from the Honors College taking HON 401: Short Film Production. Wanted to make sure we took the opportunity to share the remarkable work, produced in teams within a short 5-week semester. They tackled technical challenges using LS checkout equipment, many of them for the first time. At the same time they kept their eye on the the shape of compelling stories. Really proud of their work.
This spring the Learning Studio worked with Dr. Houston Heflin as part of our first digital storytelling project overseas. We worked with Houston and his students before they left the States to begin thinking about media projects they would complete mid-way through the semester and then at the end, reflecting on their own experiences in East Germany.
It was also our first storytelling workshop entirely on the iPad. Students had access to a couple Blue Snowball USB microphones (that perplexed TSA officials going and coming) and all the photos and video they had taken while traveling. We had strong scripts in an intensive three-day timespan for their first project in April. Then each student reflected on their overall experience abroad in a final project in May. Here are a few examples of their work.
Al Haley, writer-in-residence and professor of English, was an alum of our very first digital storytelling workshop in 2011 and has been helping us lead faculty workshops on campus for the last year. His work with the scholarly storytelling group last December helped many of the participants see the potential of mixed media writing and storytelling in their teaching and research. Here are a couple of Al’s past stories.
This semester Al asked students in his Creative Nonfiction Workshop and a new class on Micro-Narratives to produce their own digital stories as an extension of their other writing in both courses. Here are a few examples of their work.
Thanks to Dr. Cole Bennett and his ENGL 325: Advanced Comp class for sharing their Literacies projects again this year. .
The course introduces students to “theories of literacy from a variety of disciplinary perspectives, paying particular attention to readings that emphasize social and political issues related to reading and writing.” then concluded with student-produced videos introducing a cultural literacy of their own:
“Rhetorically, this video should attempt to convince the viewer that 1) the activity under consideration qualifies as an expanded form of literacy; and 2) society would benefit as a whole if such argument were accepted. How does the subject fall under a definition of literacy? Which definition? Why does it matter? How are our lives enriched if we agree with you? How might your opponents disagree with you, and how would you address such concerns?”
Here are a few examples of their work.