Digital Storytelling with Large-Scale Digital Learning Technology Platforms
June 17-21, 2019, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
This summer institute allows selected faculty and graduate students to explore the pedagogic possibilities of three exciting large-scale digital learning technology platforms available at MSU:
- The Abrams Planetarium
- 360 Degree Panoramic Room in the Library’s Digital Scholarship Lab
- Science on a Sphere (coming to the MSU Museum in Fall 2019)
Digital Storytelling Graduate Fellows and their mentors will learn about the affordances and the limitations of each facility and how they are best suited for different types of storytelling and data representation. Participants will collaborate towards innovative and interdisciplinary ideas for capitalizing on one or more of the platforms, and develop course modules that can engage students in novel forms of active learning in immersive digital arenas.
Applicants are invited from across the university; all disciplines and interdisciplinary perspectives are welcome. Graduate students may apply individually, or paired faculty members and graduate students may apply together. Participants are expected to develop and submit a teaching module for use in an upcoming course they are teaching. Applications are due May 17; please see this announcement for more detailed information (PDF).
Note: Participation in this Summer Institute may be something graduate participants can use as a mentored teaching project for the University Certification in College Teaching. Please contact the organizers for more information.
Co-conveners include Abrams Planetarium (Shannon Schmoll), MSU Libraries (Terence O’Neill and Amanda Tickner), and MSU Museum (Mark Auslander, Denice Blair, and Teresa Goforth), and the MSU Graduate School.