In this course, taken at NewsU.org, you will learn the basic steps of telling your story with multimedia.
What I learned
By taking this course I learned how multimedia story telling uses certain ways of illustrating a multidimensional graphic. This uses strengths of each medium to tell a story in a way that draws the readers. In order to do this, you have to use quotes for audio or video, that comes across in still photos etc… One example of this was Death Valley National Park. In this example, they used “dancing rocks” as a nonlinear format that readers can control how the story may go or how they read the story.
What surprised me
I was surprised at how stories can be interpreted and how they can be presented digitally. Most times when telling a story in a multimedia form we tend to get sidetracked by the actual message. Multimedia is more than a digital story, it’s a new way of going beyond print reporting.
I want to know more
I want to know more about the educational advantages of using multimedia storytelling. How effective is it? Due to our reading habits as Americans, how will this help us to enhance our capabilities to want to read more books or even want to research more. Other than that, this is an amazing course at NewsU.org
~I advise anyone to take this course~