Pre-Conference Workshop FD4
Lights, Camera, Change: Leading Academic Innovation through Storytelling
Date Wednesday, Nov 27 Time – Room King Price: 170.00 € Status: places available
Abilene Christian University, USA
Kyle Dickson directs the AT&T Learning Studio in Abilene, Texas, enabling students and faculty to craft media messages for a global audience. Since 2005 he has worked at Abilene Christian University supporting faculty in podcasting, course blogging, and mobile learning. In 2011 he became director of the Learning Studio, part collaborative learning space, part media production sandbox. Presentations and workshops include EDUCAUSE, EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative, New Media Consortium, and the Handheld Learning Conference. He regularly teaches in British literature, drama, satire, film, and media production.
Loyola Marymount University, USA
Matt spent over 10 years working in television and film as a cinematographer and editor before crossing into academia as a media educator, consultant, and creator.
As Associate Director of Classroom and Creative Services at Loyola Marymount University, Matt oversees a team responsible for all learning spaces, labs, audio-visual technology and the creation of multimedia-based academic resources that improve student learning and promote faculty outreach.
His interests include high quality video and audio production, emerging technologies, design, and gaming. Matt holds a B.A. in Communications with emphasis on Electronic Media from Wichita State University and previously worked as part of the Media Commons team at Penn State University and USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism.
Leading strategic innovation in higher education means telling our story to audiences on and beyond our campuses. In the YouTube era, video is capable of much more than course capture. Video and visual storytelling are powerful tools to prototype, imagine, inform, and persuade as we seek to scale academic change. As academic leaders, we have often drawn on the skills of project manager, accountant, and experience designer, but we have not always thought about the essential skills of the storyteller. In the YouTube era, we have often turned to video as a platform for teaching and learning, supporting online and face-to-face courses with video lectures, guest speakers, and curated media content. However, visual storytelling is also a powerful tool for leading change on our own campuses and across a much wider audience.
- Video as a Change Agent
- Building It
- Campus Context - Discussion
- Interview - Demo
In this workshop, participants will move through the process of identifying a compelling story and considering the media tools at their disposal to share that story with key decision makers and peer institutions. During the first morning session, the focus will be on models that leverage the visual storytelling potential of video to prototype, imagine, inform, and persuade. The second morning session will then present proven workflows for putting together a production team and leading them through the process of finding the story, identifying compelling characters, and then capturing and refining strategic messages through interviews and b-roll. The day will end with a wrap-up discussion of how to extend the value of filmmaking and storytelling resources on campus once the investment in them is to be made.
Who will benefit most?
This Workshop will support leadership at all levels considering the power of media storytelling within their area or organization.