Digital Storytelling

Focused media training to help you tell your story.


A New Literacy

Media training and support in the Learning Studio is grounded in a commitment to storytelling. We see learning to edit audio or video as developing a new type of digital literacy, allowing students and faculty to share the messages that matter to them with a global audience.

Telling Stories through Media

Digital storytelling blends text, image and sound into powerful multimedia stories with a richness that surpasses the more traditional ways we communicate.

Power of Text – all storytelling begins with strong writing that shares your own message through a carefully organized, original script.

Power of Image – digital stories are built on carefully chosen images that add context and impact to your message.

Power of Sound – stories deserve to be heard, and media messages blend music and background sound to highlight your unique voice.


Software Tutorials

Get started quickly with these training modules from the Learning Studio, featuring some of the most popular storytelling software used around the ACU campus.

Digital Storytelling

with Adobe Rush

Digital Storytelling

with Camtasia

Digital Storytelling

with Premiere Pro

Digital Storytelling

with Adobe Spark

Storytelling on the Blog

Film Studies Projects

This semester Al Haley and Kyle Dickson taught Introduction to Film for the first time and students were asked to produce a major project that demonstrated their mastery of core concepts of the course. Learning Studio staff spent several class days introducing...

Storytelling with Students in Oxford

Enjoyed working with Dr. Jeff Childers and Jacque Morrison and students in the Oxford Study Abroad program to shape digital stories that reflect on their international experiences this semester. Students were asked to produce projects that reflected on how...

Storytelling with Study Abroad

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...

Storytelling in Leipzig

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...

Storytelling in Creative Writing program

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...

Literacy video projects from Advanced Comp

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...