1. anniemelzer

    Toasting to Creativity


      This week I viewed two different videos pertaining to drawing. Ole Qvist-Sørensen’s TED Talk Graham Shaw’s TED Talk video Both of these videos touched on the fear that people have surrounding their ability to be able to draw.  In my opinion this is almost a self-conscious feeling that is …

  2. anniemelzer

    Infographics – Stay Focused!


    Decisions.. decisions… it is week 3 of the 6710 Creative Design and Instructional Materials and we are talking about CARP in relation to infographics.  My first major project for this class is designing an infographic for a topic of my choosing.  I have been mulling this over for a bit …

  3. whcalhoun

    WWW Drive


    All the files I have generated in the course of my Master’s Degree program are located on Google Drive. Sometimes this is required because there will be collaborative writing or editing of documents, or because an instructor wishes to leave comments on a document. Until recently, I have been able …

  4. emilysmayy

    Games and Learning: Final Reflection

    As I close out the last semester of my graduate program, I reflect.

    My Games and Learning course forced me to face something I’ve always hated. Today, I still don’t particularly like games though “hate” might be a little strong. The past fourteen weeks have challenged me to think …

  5. anniemelzer

    Minecraft: My Journey


      This video walks you through my experience learning Minecraft and engaging with the MinecraftEdu educators. Thank you for viewing! Tagged: #ILT5320 #Minecraft #MinecraftEdu #games4ed…

  6. burgoynem

    Learning Reflection

    If I recall correctly, the first couple of cycles in this course seemed to explore the definition of gamification, discuss the benefits of video game play, and introduce us to the world of affinity spaces. For me, these topics were new or a little over my head. Defining gamification…
  7. burgoynem

    Assessment Through Achievements

    “Assessment through Achievement Systems: A Framework for Educational Design” is an article by Monica Evans, Erin Jennings, and Michael Andreen of the University of Texas at Dallas that explores the importance of achievement systems when designing educational games. I pondered on this concept during the last cycle when we read…
  8. anniemelzer

    Playing like a kid


    Easter Sunday provided a perfect opportunity to learn a new game.  As I was walking out of my car on Sunday, I was worried that I still had not blogged about playing a new game.  I was pleasantly surprised when I saw “Pop the Pig” sitting in the living room.  …

UC Denver Summer 15 (Holden)

Welcome to CU Denver's Learning with Digital Stories

INTE 5340: Learning with Digital Stories critically examines and critiques the ways in which digital storytelling conveys meaning, draws upon personal experience, and shares various truths. Students iteratively and rapidly produce multiple digital stories by leveraging a variety of tools, methods, and design principles, and also develop a critical stance toward social learning - and digital storytelling as a social learning practice - by considering the moral and ethical impacts of storytelling on individuals and communities.

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#tdc2086 Take tall pictures!

Make a picture at least 6 times as high as it is wide. Use the extra headroom to do something interesting. You could use panorama mode on a camera, or stitch together shots of a different format. Or stretch an image in an unusual way. Or…?