Media Services - Digital Storytelling

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. For more than 20 years, the Center for Digital Storytelling has worked in hundreds of colleges, universities, and K-12 school districts across the United States and around the world to introduce the multimedia curricula into the classroom. Students learning Digital Storytelling come to understand the art of collaboration, shared responsibility, and accountability for their projects.

The faculty, staff, and administrators at CCD believe we have a responsibility to provide our students with 21st-Century skills—skills they can apply and use after they leave the classroom. Proudly, CCD continues to collaborate with Center for Digital Storytelling and with University of Maryland, Baltimore County, where you can see additional video examples of digital stories.

Free walk-in tutoring offered by tutors who have completed their own digital stories on script development, technology support and correct citation of sources in the Success Center, Confluence 408. Digital storytelling will play an integral part in STEM Sirviendo grant at CCD.

Faculty & Staff Digital Storytelling videos: Jerry Darnell's (staff) "We Are Who We Choose to Be" and Dawn Cumming's (Faculty) video "Not All Who Wander Are Lost."

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 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.

Accommodations for Deaf Students in Relation to DST

Deaf students can use subtitles instead of speech. They can also use video sign language. Contact us if you would like assistance 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

Exporting Directions from iMovie on iPads

  1. Click export icon from your video in iMovie (a square with an upward arrow)
  2. Click save video > Select your export size (These two steps saves the video to Camera Roll)
  3. Sign-into YouTube on iPad
  4. Click YouTube icon
  5. Click on the three lines on the top left
  6. Click Sign In
  7. Click Add another account
  8. Sign in with Google
  9. Then, click Photos > Select your video > Click export icon  (a square with an upward arrow) > Click YouTube