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.

About Digital Storytelling

As a learner-centered college, CCD continuously strives to improve student outcomes through innovative learning techniques. Digital Storytelling has been demonstrated to increase students' engagement and retention and has become an invaluable tool in our arsenal. Students learning Digital Storytelling come to develop effective communication skills while improving the ability to process complex thoughts.

Digital storytelling will 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

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 is forced to read 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.

Why is CCD using Digital Storytelling?

DST helps CCD meet Institutional Outcomes, builds community, develops multi-modal learning and produces a finished product to share.