Teaching Digital Storytelling in a Hybrid Format
Concurrent Session 1
Usually I teach digital storytelling in a three day workshop. My challenge was to transform the face-to-face workshop into a hybrid model, delivered over four weeks. I'll share my course design decisions based on hybrid course design theory.
In this presentation you’ll find out how I decided to choose between online and face-to-face activities, building the online community, maintaining instructor presence and make the LMS space visually appealing. Hybrid course design meant focusing on the core interactions: learner-teacher, learner-content and learner-learner. Sharing my strategies may help others who are building hybrid courses. Attendees will walk away with ideas to transform their face-to-face courses into hybrids. Although the LMS I used, Schoology, has differences from other LMSs, the tools are common to most academic LMSs and should be easily translatable. Finally, even though this course was given as continuing ed/professional development, it could easily be expanded into a college course. I have taught digital storytelling as a course at UMBC, The University of Maryland, Baltimore County.