My Latest from NITLE’s Techne Blog: Mapping Stories for Student Learning

January 24, 2012 § Leave a comment

Originally posted on January 24, 2012 at NITLE’s Techne blog, http://blogs.nitle.org/2012/01/24/mapping-stories-for-student-learning/

Pins indicate stories in the Cleveland Historical Mobile App.

How might projects combining digital storytelling and mapping help students learn?  Digital storytelling has become a prevalent pedagogy at small liberal arts colleges, as we explored in a previous impromptu videoconference discussion.  Aggregating and visualizing stories spatially, offers a layer of analysis and synthesis to the student learning experience.  Since residential liberal arts colleges often have a strong sense of place, this spatial aspect to storytelling seems especially promising. Yesterday, ten faculty and staff involved or interested in such projects joined me for a Google+ Hangout to discuss the challenges and benefits of place-based storytelling. « Read the rest of this entry »

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