Nora Paul visits Portage Interactive's Studies
INMS Director Nora Paul and Humanities Institute Interim Director Robert Gambone went on a field trip to Portage Interactive's studios in the Warehouse district. Portage, whose director came from the company that made the popular learning game, Oregon Trail, focuses on educational game development. An interesting discussion was held on the potential of these types of games for K-12 education, particularly in the study of history. The INMS and the Humanities Institute will be working together to develop ideas about projects that can be submitted for funding.
Nora Paul presented the Elements of Digital Storytelling
From December 7 to 11 thirty-two new media journalists and designers met at the Freedom Forum's First Amendment Center on the Vanderbilt University campus for the American Press Institute's Digital Story Master Class. INMS Director Nora Paul presented a two-hour talk on the Elements of Digital Storytelling (www.inms.umn.edu/elements) This is the fourth time the Institute's research into digital storytelling elements has been presented at the seminar.