Digital Storytelling

Videos featured above are Dawn Cumming's (faculty) video "Not All Who Wander Are Lost" and Jerry Darnell's (staff) "We Are Who We Choose to Be."

Why is CCD using Digital Storytelling?

DST helps CCD meet Institutional Outcomes. Effective communication is developed by translating concise writing into a recorded narration with images that add depth of meaning to the audience. Complex thinking is strengthened as students meet course outcomes in a multi-modal way. They think through their desired assignment outcomes and how to meet those verbally, visually and auditorially. Finally, becoming an effective and ethical user of technology is strengthened as students learn to correctly site outside sources according to academic standards. 

The 2019 Film Festival will present digital stories from the following four categories: identity/culture, liberal arts content, STEM content, and wild card. Ready to submit? Learn more here!

Digital storytelling will also play an integral part in STEM Sirviendo grant at CCD.

Accommodations for Deaf Students in Relation to DST

Deaf students can use subtitles instead of speech. They can also use the video sign language. Contact us if you would like assistance in creating a video with captioning.

Photo Release

Faculty can show digital stories in their own class without having a consent form signed. However, if you plan to submit a student digital story to the Film Festival, the student must fill out this photo release form.

DST Technology Resources

Student resources for beginning-to-end support. 

Digital Storytelling is a unique transformative process. The projects begin with an idea, just an idea — or, in some cases, an assignment from an instructor. The idea transforms into a script. The script becomes a voiceover. The creator reads the words aloud. That act alone transforms flat text to active language. It is active because it now must be heard, and an action takes place between the speaker and listener. Next, images are added. The visual addition transforms the words beyond the speaker’s voice, the listener’s ear, and adds another chance for sensory engagement. While the eyes, ears and mind work together to receive the information, the spirit must also comprehend the story. A transformation has taken place.