Finland, Helsinki

21st digital century storytelling

when 7 August 2018 - 23 August 2018
language English
duration 3 weeks
credits 6 ECTS
fee EUR 990

In this course, we present and discuss digital storytelling as an innovative way to teach and do research in the educational sciences with the use of social media and connective technologies. In order to explain what new it brings into teaching and research, we will look into digital storytelling as a 21st century metaphor and analyze the term along the principles of metaphor theory. To this end, we will cover theoretical frameworks of metaphor in language, thought and communication. For the practical part, we will focus on how to select and use the social platforms that fit our needs and purposes. To this end, we will practice with building up and sharing online digital stories that are both contextualized and meaningful, and grounded within a solid background.

Course leader

Marianna Vivitsou

Target group

Master’s and Doctoral students who are interested to integrate digital technologies in their research work and thesis and wish to get a hold of a deeper theoretical and practical understanding of the area. Also, teachers or advanced students-teachers who want to integrate communicative practices into research-based teaching with digital technologies.

Course aim

The participants will be able to:

- Tell what the metaphorical use of digital storytelling is like
- Integrate a theoretically-based, contextualized use of digital storytelling in teaching and research
- Use narrative elements to construct a digital story
- Design and put in action a digital storytelling project

Fee info

EUR 990: Degree and PhD students
EUR 1490: Professionals

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