Are you a graduate student looking to network across programs? Engaged in academic or professional work that you wish you could communicate to a broader audience? Interested in building your resume while learning how to tell compelling stories about meaningful topics?
If YES: the UW Libraries invites you to apply to join the inaugural cohort of Storytelling Fellows, an innovative, hands-on program designed to highlight the interests and accomplishments of UW graduate students using digital-storytelling skills and technologies.
A Free Online Skill-Building Program for Graduate Students
Sponsored by the Research Commons & the Libraries Instructional Design Team
2/1/17 – 2/15/17 with two synchronous online sessions on 2/4 and 2/11 (9:30-11:30am)
What is Storytelling Fellows?
It is a totally free two-week online program that will take approximately 10 accepted fellows through the start-to-finish process of envisioning and creating a digital-storytelling video suitable for an online portfolio, professional presentation, or academic project. Fellows will meet for 2 two-hour online Adobe Connect sessions in order to discuss project ideas and gain insight into the art of storytelling, using the cloud-based program WeVideo.
Do I need to have any prior experience?
Nope! No previous experience with digital storytelling or WeVideo is required or needed. An online Canvas-based course will be provided to bring you up to speed on the finer points of digital storytelling.
When does the Fellows program run?
The online Canvas course opens 2/1 and closes 2/15. The mandatory Adobe Connect sessions (online) are on Saturday, 2/4, from 9:30-11:30am and Saturday, 2/1,1 from 9:30-11:30am.
How do I sign up?
Fill out this survey by no later than 1/26. We will cap the workshop at 10 people–and preference will be given to those who can attend two Adobe-Connect meetings–so it’s best to sign up soon.
Questions? Contact Elliot Stevens, Assistant Research Commons Librarian (firstname.lastname@example.org).