Digital Storytelling for public engagement at #digifest14

A selection of tweets, reflections and resources from the Netskills/BCE workshop on digital storytelling for public engagement at the Jisc Digital Festival, Birmingham 12th March 2014.


  1. Caroline Ingram and I presented this workshop at the Jisc Digital Festival, Birmingham 12th March to a packed room of about 30 people who had made it to the upper reaches of the ICC in Birmingham. We were delighted at the turn out and the group was brilliantly engaged with the topic, asking some astute questions and inspiring me to explore some new areas!

    An hour wasn't a lot of time, for anyone wanting more there's a funded 1 day workshop on the topic that we're running in Manchester on April the 29th! Here's the link...

  2. Anyway, here's my Storify of the most important tweets and materials from the session.
  3. The Terrible Twosome!
  4. Paul McKean was valiantly live-tweeting on behalf of the conference. Thanks, Paul.
  5. That's the short version. We talked about how there are many different flavours of DS out there. The one I was talking about is based on the method developed by Joe Lambert and the Centre for Digital Storytelling in Berkeley.
  6. OK, perhaps I should have explained that better; it's not easy! It's just easier than trying to do full video production. Also, there is cost when you factor in how much planning and production time you need to do a really powerful digital story. It can be days of work, rather than hours.
  7. "You had to be there" - digital story by David White

  8. If you want to know more about the writing process behind Dave's story, I blogged about it on Netskills Voices...
  9. Frank Norman (sat in the front row) tweeted an example of his own.