Digital Storytelling

  • Online delivery
  • eClass
  • 21 hour course, no prerequisites

Learn about how social media has pro­vid­ed new ways to cre­ate and expe­ri­ence media-rich nar­ra­tive, as well as how the cre­ative use of dig­i­tal tools can offer excit­ing new pos­si­bil­i­ties for col­lab­o­ra­tion and shar­ing. Explore the essen­tials of sto­ry­telling and its use as an edu­ca­tion­al and mar­ket­ing tool in this online envi­ron­ment. Dis­cuss issues relat­ed to qual­i­ty of con­tent, memes, what it means to go viral and the qual­i­ty of writ­ing spe­cif­ic to the online environment.

Course at a glance
  • Fully online asynchronous course, accessible through eClass, the University of Alberta’s eLearning management tool.
  • Aimed at those who want to better reach and communicate with their target audiences while understanding and building social media skills, including small business owners and those working in government, small to large enterprises, not-for-profits, and board-run organizations.
What you will learn

By the end of this course, you should be able to:

  • Reflect upon current online technologies and platforms and their suitability for narrative.
  • Read, experience, and critique nonlinear and multimodal texts.
  • Use editing, storytelling, and other narrative techniques for effective social media content creation.
  • Apply key concepts and methods related to content creation for social media platforms, while developing awareness of the different techniques required for each platform.
  • Apply strong writing, editing, and critiquing skills for social networks and digital media.
  • Choose social media communications strategies appropriate for the needs of the voluntary, public, or private sector contexts.
  • Critique digital communications inc
Take note:

  • While there are no prerequisites for this course, a general working knowledge of Social Media platforms is recommended for student success.
  • You will be expected to have existing social media accounts or to create them prior to the course start date.
  • This course has the equivalent of three hours of online instruction per week (including voice over PowerPoints, readings, and resource links), plus weekly assignments.
  • Students are encouraged to build relationships and network with their classmates through forums and discussions.
This course has no prerequisites

Students from all educational backgrounds welcome. You can register for this course without applying and enrolling in a program.

Offered:


Fall courses: all online

All courses will be delivered online, including many that were previously unavailable in the online format.

If you do see a program on our website announced as an in-person or downtown Edmonton offering, please disregard the format – but not the program. There will be no in-person offerings through the Faculty of Extension for the Fall term.

Get ready to keep learning! Register for a course and join us online this Fall.

Linda Brown

Your Instructor

Linda Brown

Asyn­chro­nous online learning, eClass

In asynchronous online courses, students are expected to move through the course material at the same pace as their peers, but there are no real-time virtual classroom sessions to attend. All components of this type of course are accessible through eClass, the University of Alberta’s eLearning management tool. for­mat details

All of us at Extension are looking forward to welcoming you to our virtual classrooms this season with courses that are tailor-made for online delivery. Join us!
Self-scheduled sessions
Oct 13, 2020Nov 30, 2020
Class info
  • This is an asyn­chro­nous learn­ing course. To start your online learn­ing expe­ri­ence at the Fac­ul­ty of Exten­sion, vis­it https://​ext​-leo​.ca/​s​t​u​d​e​n​t​s​/​e​c​l​a​s​s​-​e​s​s​e​n​t​ials/
  • 21 course hours in total
  • Cost assistance: May be eli­gi­ble for the Cana­da-Alber­ta Job Grant and the Canada Training Benefit. (view all)
    Cor­po­rate mul­ti-reg­is­tra­tion pack­ages are avail­able for most Exten­sion cours­es. Con­tact us at excorp@​ualberta.​ca for pre­ferred pricing.
  • Open for registration until October 13, 2020. Register at least one week before the course start date to secure your spot. If space is available you may register until the day the course starts.
Currently counts towards

* If you are already enroled in this program, please refer to your specific program requirements as outlined at the time of your admission: Bear Tracks > Academic Advisement.

You can register for and take a course without applying and enrolling into the program.

We recommend that you apply to the program as soon as possible to lock in your course requirements as they are subject to change.

Email

codesign@ualberta.ca

Looking for different course dates?

New course schedules are released each June and October.

  • 1 scheduled
  • Online delivery
  • 21 hour course, no prerequisites


Fall courses: all online

All courses will be delivered online, including many that were previously unavailable in the online format.

If you do see a program on our website announced as an in-person or downtown Edmonton offering, please disregard the format – but not the program. There will be no in-person offerings through the Faculty of Extension for the Fall term.

Get ready to keep learning! Register for a course and join us online this Fall.