IER0007 - Designing and Assessing Students’ Digital Storytelling

  • Emerging new media (e.g., mobile and web-based interactive platforms for creating, sharing, discussing and modifying user-generated content), and the rapidly changing needs and capabilities of students, place rising demands on educators to rethink their classroom practices. But how can we understand and draw on the presence of digital technologies for contemporary meaning-making and communication using a variety of representational formats (e.g., writing, images, gestures and sounds)? Based on the long-standing use of stories in societies and cultures to inform, educate and entertain, this in-service course explores the ground between new media and teaching through a hands-on consideration of the potentials of subject- or topic-based digital storytelling by students.

    Learning Dimensions:

    • Mastering Self 
    • Deepening Knowledge and Practice in Academic Curriculum
    • Demonstrate a working understanding of the affordances of digital storytelling in teaching and learning by:

      1. Designing and making an illustrative subject- or topic-based digital story of professional or personal interest.
      2. (based on #1) Proposing and justifying a form of assessment for digital storytelling using 21st Century skills, practices and dispositions as starting points.
    • The course consists of the following segments; some are input sessions, others are more practically focused. Some background reading is necessary for all classes.

      • Session 1. An introduction to digital storytelling. Benefits, story mapping and the storytelling ‘covenant’.
      • Session 2-3. Meaning making with digital media. Viewing, representing and multimodal communication.
      • Session 4. Assessing multimodal texts. What modes of assessment are possible with new technologies?
      • Sessions 5-6. Project work. Participants work on designing and producing their own digital stories and assessment schemes.
      • Session 7. In-class presentations. Participants share and discuss their digital storytelling projects in relation to the twin course objectives.
    • Individual project work (80%), in-class presentation (20%)

    • All educators teaching Sec or JC levels

    • NIL

    • Date : Weekly. Wednesday or Friday PM. From July 2017 onwards. (This course is opened for customization. Contact us for more details)
      Time : 2.30pm – 5.30pm
      Venue : Respective schools

      * Note: NIE reserves the right to change or cancel the course due to unforeseen circumstances.

      • MOE Participants - $225.70 (incl. 7% GST & $1 Copyright Fee).
      • Non-MOE Participants - $1,236.85 (incl. 7% GST & $1 Copyright Fee)

      Tea refreshments will be provided during the workshop.

    • Please read the instructions below carefully before completing the application form.   

      Upon confirmation, payment is required for all courses. Payment should only be made after the course placement letter has been sent to participants to confirm the application. Cancellations/withdrawals are not allowed. However, a replacement may be sent to attend the same course.

      Payment through GIRO/IFAAS

      NIE will proceed to invoice the respective schools, and they can make payment through GIRO or IFAAS. The amount payable should be credited into the NIE bank account number 518-041272-001.

      Payment by Cheque

      Please submit the cheque together with the application form. Cheque should be made payable to “National Institute of Education” and participant(s)’ name and course(s) clearly indicated on the reverse of the cheque.

      Please mail to: 
      National Institute of Education
      Office of Graduate Studies and Professional Learning
      1 Nanyang Walk, Singapore 637616
      Attn: Ms Bhavani Silvarajoo

      NIE will acknowledge receipt of the application form through email within one week. The course placement letter will be emailed to applicants who have been successfully placed in a course and upon course confirmation.

      Please note that NIE reserves the right to replace an instructor for a course if the instructor is unable to teach the course due to unforeseen circumstances. No refund of the course fee will be made to participants.

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      Applicants will be notified of the results of their applications via e-mail.

    • Please email Ms Bhavani Silvarajoo or reach her at 6790 3787.

      *All information will be kept confidential and used for internal administration only.