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Transmedia Collection

We have told stories to each other since the dawn of human history. We instinctively organize our thoughts as stories. Well-crafted stories engage us, inform us, inspire us and – long after first hearing them – resonate with us. Stories have always carried messages and meaning for us long before writing, radio, film, television, or the internet helped us tell them. The core elements of story never change – character, plot, settings and obstacles to be overcome – but the ways in which we tell stories continue to evolve. The new media that surrounds us as educators and as learners has forced us to pay attention to, and to change, how education is conceived. One significant change to ‘Learning in the 21st Century’ comes in the form of “transmedia storytelling,” a process of writing and reading stories that invites participants into stories in ways that they have been unable to do before digital technologies and the internet allowed us to connect in so many ways, so quickly. It is this changing face of storytelling that sits at the core of this collection.

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ebduddles's picture

A quick and simple introduction to Transmedia Storytelling:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zyjg6-7LJPg&feature=related

 

An interview with Jeff Gomez, CEO Starlight Runner Entertainment and the expert on Transmedia storytelling. He describes Transmedia and how he views it inlight of printed books, publishers, movie producers, and videogame artists.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o7_gz05sbQw&NR=1

 

Glogster, although not used for storytelling, is the perfect example of Transmedia. Here's a glog I made for fun!

http://ebduddles.glogster.com/glog-3656-4272/

erinwilkey's picture

Hi Erin-Beth,

I love Glogster! It is such a fun medium to use with students. Thanks for sharing yours as well as the Transmedia resources. I see you are pursuing Library Science. Very cool! Are you familiar with YOUmedia at the Chicago Public Library? http://digitalis.nwp.org/resource/1144

There are so many great education innovators in our school and public libraries these days. Good luck to you!

Erin