Presenters: Martha Burtis , Alan Levine
This summer, Alan Levine and Martha Burtis are teaching a special edition of UMW’s digital storytelling class, DS106. Building on Jim Groom’s experience last year with constructing a narrative frame for the course, Alan and Martha have planned out a frame of their own. The class, which is 10 weeks long and entirely online, will invite students to attend Camp Magic MacGuffin, a special digital storytelling summer camp. Over the course of the summer, students will be joined by other open, online participants and a group of experienced DS106ers who will serve as “class counselors.” The class will continue to focus on assignments in five different digital storytelling genres (visual, design, audio, video, and remix/mashup), but students will also become characters in the camp narrative. It is impossible to predict what direction the story (and course!) will take, but as a way to explore emerging digital stories, it should prove a fascinating experiment!