Digital Storytelling

As part of the Digital Bridges for Humanistic Inquiry project—a collaboration between the University of Iowa and Grinnell College and funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation—four Office of Teaching, Learning & Technology Student Instructional Technology Assistants (SITAs) will travel to Berkley, California to attend a three-day digital storytelling workshop offered by the StoryCenter


Founded in 1993 as the Center for Digital Storytelling, StoryCenter "supports individuals and organizations in using storytelling and participatory media for reflection, education, and social change."


As a follow-up to the successful StoryCenter workshop which was offered as part of the Summer 2017 Digital Bridges Institute, the SITA staff participating in this workshop will learn:




  • The Seven Steps of Digital Storytelling
  • Script writing and voice recording
  • Image preparation and storyboarding
  • Video editing and production: transitions, effects, music, and titles
  • Production of a two- to four-minute digital story


The SITA staff members attending the workshop will support the 2017 Digital Bridges Institute attendees who are developing digital stories, as well as support future faculty members who are interested in incorporating digital storytelling in courses at the University of Iowa.