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