"This is an essential guide for those of us trying to figure out how to use these cool new tools to make a real dent in the world around us--Bryan Alexander is out on an important frontier." (Bill McKibben, Founder, 350.org; Author, Educator, Environmentalist; Schumann Distinguished Scholar, middlebury college
People have been creating digital stories since before the Web began, but only recently have so many powerful mediums for sharing these stories become available to the general population. Today's digital storytelling
is not just for tech-savvy individuals; anyone with a desire to express their creativity can learn to use modern technology to share their experiences.
digital storytelling uses new media tools
and platforms to tell stories. The second wave of digital storytelling started in the 1990s with the rise of popular video production, then progressed in the new century to encompass newer, social media technologies. The New digital storytelling: Creating Narratives with New Media
is the first book that gathers these new, old, and emergent practices in one place, and provides a historical context for these methods. Author Bryan Alexander explains the modern expression of the ancient art of storytelling, weaving images, text, audio, video, and music together. Alexander draws upon the latest technologies, insights from the latest scholarship, and his own extensive experience to describe the narrative creation process with personal video, blogs, podcasts, digital imagery, multimedia games, social media, and augmented reality—all platforms that offer new pathways for creativity, interactivity, and self-expression.
About the Author
Bryan Alexander, PhD, is director of research for the National Institute for Technology in Liberal Education (NITLE), headquartered at Southwestern University, Georgetown, TX. His published works include the article, "Web 2.0: A New Wave of Innovation for Teaching and Learning?" in Educause Review. He received his degree in literature from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, and has taught English and information technology studies at Centenary College of Louisiana, Shreveport, LA.