MSU to offer 'Digital Storytelling' classes
The opportunity to capture family history or tell a personal story has gone high tech, and now everyone can easily join the digital crowd too. Tuesday evenings, beginning Feb. 26, Minot State University is offering a four-week course in "Digital Storytelling," as part of its open-classroom series for the community.
Digital Storytelling is a hands-on course that will teach participants how to create their own digital stories. Instructors will help inspire story ideas and writing tips and provide tutorials on incorporating images, recording audio, adding music and compiling a concise video, culminating in a digital publication to share with others.
"We live in a digital age where many people share their lives using social media such, as Facebook, email, Flickr, Twitter or Instagram," said Aimee Duchsherer, a class instructor. "Digital Storytelling takes this sharing to a deeper level to help us explore our family and personal histories, and allows us to express and share these stories in a visual and meaningful way."
As an example, Duchsherer shares the personal story of her great-grandmother at www.youtube.com/watch?v=PwkeJlzP3kY.
Classes will be held Feb. 26 to March 26 (excluding March 12) from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. in Old Main 314. There is a $75 material fee, and registration is limited to 10 participants. Participants are asked to supply their own flash drives.
This workshop is an initiative of the Great Plains Center for Community Research and Service. To learn more about the class or to register, please go to www.minotstateu.edu/cel or contact Amy Woodbeck, CEL education program coordinator, at email@example.com, or (701)858-3989.