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The common term for this head-spinning phenomenon is “information overload” — the inability to absorb and process all of the information we are exposed to.

“Information Fatigue Syndrome” (IFS) — a condition whose symptoms include poor concentration, depression, burnout, hostility, compulsive checking of social media, and falling into trance-like states.”

Source: Storytelling at Work: Why Tell Stories?

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If the Bechdel test existed when this show was on the air, Daria would have passed with flying colors. Whether she and her best friend, Jane Lane, were waxing philosophic about being judged on their looks, or Daria and Jodie Landon (more on her later) were discussing the school dynamics at Lawndale High, plenty of the female characters spent the majority of their time not consumed with crushes on boys. Because of that, it allowed for more interesting conversation and character development, and reminded teenage girls that there is more to life than being someone’s girlfriend.

By Stephanie Spence (RT @saradjcanning: 10 simple reminders. Homework. http://t.co/Rrqykga7LA)

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Billy Wilder (1906–2002) was the first person to win an Academy Award as producer, director and screenwriter for the same film. The film The Apartment (1960) stared Jack Lemmon, Shirley MacLaine, and Fred MacMurray and is certainly in my top-10…

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via Duncan Work in LinkedIn Center for Science and the Imagination.

 

“I had always kind of imagined that … science fiction followed after what the engineers were doing,” Stephenson says, “but Michael insisted that the engineers were ready to go. They had the tools, they had the willingness, and that the science fiction writers were no longer pulling their weight by supplying compelling visions of things for the engineers to build.”

When he thought about it, Stephenson had a strong realization: “Guilty as charged.”

“I’m kind of Exhibit A of this phenomenon,” he admits. “My best known books, Snow Crash and The Diamond Age, depict classical cyberpunk visions of the future that most people would recognize as dystopian.”

read complete article that introduced the Center for Science and the Imagination.

Business management magazine, blogs, case studies, articles, books, and webinars from Harvard Business Review, addressing today’s topics and challenges in business management.

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excerpt: "A movie contains literally tens of thousands of ideas. They’re in the form of every sentence; in the performance of each line; in the design of characters, sets, and backgrounds; in the locations of the camera; in the colors, the lighting, the pacing. The director and the other creative leaders of a production do not come up with all the ideas on their own; rather, every single member of the 200- to 250-person production group makes suggestions. Creativity must be present at every level of every artistic and technical part of the organization. The leaders sort through a mass of ideas to find the ones that fit into a coherent whole—that support the story—which is a very difficult task. It’s like an archaeological dig where you don’t know what you’re looking for or whether you will even find anything. The process is downright scary."

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“It’s a little wordy, is that normal in your field?” was Heidi’s response to my first draft. Her tact doing little to numb the honesty. In some areas, volume is good: boxes or chocolate and length …

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“The confidence people have in their beliefs is not a measure of the quality of evidence but of the coherence of the story that the mind has
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It’s in fact quite simple. If we listen to a PowerPoint presentation with boring bullet points, a certain part in the brain gets activated. Scientists call this Broca’s area and Wernicke’s area. Ove…

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About this Site

The Goals of this Website
The primary goal of the Educational Uses of Digital Storytelling website is to serve as a useful resource for educators and students who are interested in how digital storytelling can be integrated into a variety of educational activities. The site was originally created in 2004 and faculty members and graduate students in the Learning, Design and Technology Program at the University of Houston College of Education continue to maintain the site and add new content.

    EUODS 2008    EUODS-2012
The EUODS Website in 2004                       The EUODS Website in 2008 (still available online)                        The EUODS Website in 2013

Our long term goal is to make the Educational Uses of Digital Storytelling website a comprehensive clearinghouse of information for both those just starting to use digital storytelling as well as for educators, graduate students and researchers who want to deeply explore the many facets of this educational technology tool.

Educational Fair Use
Although we stress to our students that they should try to create their own materials for use in their digital story projects, some of the digital stories contained on this site include still images, audio files and video clips that were found on the Internet using commonly available search engines, websites such as YouTube, as well as from television broadcasts, commercial VHS tapes and DVDs. We hope that these digital stories can serve as examples to educators of how the power of accessible multimedia can be used to engage students in today’s K-12 and higher education classrooms and excite them about the possibility of creating their own digital stories.

Permission to Use Material from this Site
Permission is granted to all educators and students who wish to use any material on the site including text, images, digital stories and other resources, for personal, educational, and/or non-commercial purposes. Please note that if material is used, appropriate citation to this site is required, such as the one shown below:

Robin, B. (2013) The Educational Uses of Digital Storytelling Website
http://digitalstorytelling.coe.uh.edu

Contact Information
Questions or comments about this website or any materials found on the site should be emailed  to Bernard Robin, Ph.D. at: brobin@uh.edu

 

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