Part-Time: Coming again in 2023
This course looks at the development, production, and use of digital stories. Digital storytelling has become an avenue of expression leading to new forms of social networking and a means through which storytelling is re-made for different media.
The purpose is to examine techniques for digital storytellers. It includes everything digital nomads need to know about conceptualizing, editing and producing stories for online platforms and audiences.
The capacity for digital storytelling has developed through the availability of convergent communication technologies, particularly consumer grade technologies such as those in smartphones and tablets. The availability of these technologies has meant that new skills and techniques of writing and producing are necessary which fit with computer screen technologies and other parameters of these new media forms.
Theories of narrative form, visuals, sound, music, subjectivity and identity will form part of the course with an examination of forms of collective and political engagement that develop out of the digital story.
Upon completion of this course, successful students will be able to:
Subject to change without notice
Brittany Chung Campbell comes to Ashton College with an extensive background in storytelling using various forms of media. As a book editor and self-publishing consultant based in Toronto, Ontario, her goal is to teach storytellers how to turn their ideas into a compelling story that builds communities. After her graduation, Brittany interned at CTV.ca and became obsessed with digital storytelling. Since then, she has worked as a corporate copywriter across many different industries, performs at storytelling events, has been published in anthologies and has transitioned into entrepreneurship by helping writers become authors.
Christopher Mines brings an extensive multimedia background to his teaching practice. He is a radio broadcasting graduate with additional coursework in political science and journalism. He has furthered his formal education with practical workshops and freelance opportunities in creative writing, current affairs, stand-up comedy, voice acting and more. He has worked as a desktop publisher, PA announcer, webcast director, livestream producer and storyteller. His goal is to showcase the ins and outs of the media industry and to help make the abstract become concrete.
Any career involved in:
Social Media Storytelling. Marie Elisabeth Mueller, Devadas Rajaram. Routledge (2023). ISBN 9781032229256
The registration fee for this course is $450.
Live Online Students
Ashton College uses web conferencing tools for conducting online classes and online learning management systems for managing resources, assignments, and grades. These tools help instructors and students connect live online as well as asynchronously. The basic requirements for online learning include a computer, webcam, speakers, and a microphone or a headset and headphones, along with a reliable internet connection. Though online learning can be pursued using smartphones and tablets, the use of laptops or desktop computers is encouraged for an enhanced learning experience.
This course does not require approval by the Private Training Institutions Branch of the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Training. As such, it was not reviewed.