Open Discuarticle-title.jpgssion on Web 2.0 Storytelling

Bryan Alexander and Alan Levine

This wiki will be open during the month of November, 2008 as an accompaniment to our just published EDUCAUSE Review article, Web 2.0 Storytelling: Emergence of a New Genre in which we propose that the new tools and forms of online creation represent a new genre of storytelling and creative expression. We have set this site up partly to add a few additional resources, but more so to engage you in an open discussion where you can push back against our ideas or share more examples.

To set the stage, we have opened four broad question areas where you are invited to respond-- how you do that is completely up to you- text, links, images, video, or better yet, explore some of the web-based story tools and embed a web 2.0 responses.


What is Web 2.0 storytelling?

We have described it in our article as "the telling of stories using Web 2.0 tools, technologies, and strategies... For our present discussion, we will identify two essential features that are useful in distinguishing Web 2.0 projects and platforms from the rest of the web: microcontent and social media."

Inside you can find resources we have tagged (and you can too!) in as well as a collection of tools, but more so, we want to hear ideas on how other people would describe it. How broad or narrowly can it be defined?

enter this discussion....

isit_2.jpgIs there really such a thing?

Should we call it something else?

Storytelling has existed and been practiced long, long before the web existed; is there anything different in the form a story is told? Is there really a "thing" we can identify as web 2.0 storytelling? Did we just make it up to get published? ;-)

Or is there a better name to describe what we outline in the article?

enter this discussion...


Where are they? Share some examples!

We've provided quite a few examples in our artlcle, but there are more than any two authors can find. Share examples of what you might consider Web 2.0 Storytelling examples, describe them, add links, embed them right in the wiki.

Are they best organized by type of story? by media form?

enter this discussion...


How does Web 2.0 storytelling work

within teaching and learning?

What are the implications for pedagogy,

curriculum, and campus life?

Okay, so this might be interesting forms of creative expression, what are the effective ways to integrate this into the teaching and learning process? Perhaps it is easy to see a fit for subjects such as media arts, communication, etc, how can this be used in say, chemistry or economics? What do these new forms of literacy mean for educational systems based more on the written form?

enter this discussion...


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This wiki is and open space for discussion of the EDUCAUSE Review article Web 2.0 Storytelling: Emergence of a New Genre by Bryan Alexander and Alan Levine. This page was created on Oct 6, 2008 11:50 am by cogdog and has been edited 14 times. The last change was made by - cogdog cogdog on Nov 13, 2008 3:12 am