Digital Storytelling Institute


Monday, July 29 - Wednesday, July 31


Teaching Innovation Learning Lab, Ekstrom Library

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“There have been great societies that did not use the wheel, but there have been no societies that did not tell stories.” ―Ursula K. LeGuin

The Digital Storytelling Institute is designed to provide instructors with perspectives on the role that digital storytelling plays in teaching, professional research and social media. The Delphi Center is pleased to partner with the Digital Transformation Center to co-sponsor the Institute with additional support provided by National Geographic.

In this three-day workshop, participants will learn about digital storytelling. Participants will also create their own multimedia story and begin drafting activities and assignments for integrating storytelling into a class.

Participants who complete the Digital Storytelling Institute and teach a class during the 2024-2025 academic year with a digital storytelling assignment will receive an a $250 stipend.

The application deadline is Sunday, June 16. This program is limited to 20 participants.

Attendees can expect:

  • Mon., July 29, 9am - 1 pm: We will introduce the digital storytelling initiative, help establish your goals with storytelling and engage with previous participants. (Breakfast and lunch provided)
  • Tues., July 30, 9am - 4pm: Facilitated by our guest National Geographic Explorer, they will lead you through the uses of digital storytelling and creating your own StoryMap. (Breakfast and lunch provided)
  • Wed., July 31, 9am - 12pm: We will develop and plan your digital storytelling assignment for the upcoming academic year. (Breakfast provided)

Participants will leave the Institute with:

  • A draft digital story using the StoryMaps platform, along with other multimedia products.
  • Assignment prompts and activities for a digital storytelling assignment in their discipline.
  • Resources supporting the creation of digital storytelling products to enhance and further research activities.

Questions? Contact Jason Zahrndt at or 502-852-3787.

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