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The changing story: Engaging first-year students and fostering social change through digital storytelling

Michael StebletonLinda ButurianLinda Buturian (Senior Teaching Specialist) and Michael Stebleton (Assistant Professor), both from the Department of Postsecondary Teaching and Learning, presented a session at the National First Year Experience Conference highlighting the use of digital stories in CEHD's First Year Experience initiative. In PsTL 1525W: First Year Inquiry class students create digital stories to express their reflections on course themes, including, identity, community, and social equality issues. Buturian and Stebleton addressed how they scaffold assignments; promote critical thinking; and engage students to develop meaningful, effective multimedia projects using the college-sponsored iPads provided to students. Examples of projects were featured and participants had the opportunity to share best practices.

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