I invite you to visit my mini course: Short Stories and New Media designed within Canvas LMS

Course Description

Short stories are an exciting and ever-evolving form of storytelling in the digital age. This course explores the strong tradition short stories have in our culture, as well as the new and innovative techniques artists and filmmakers are currently using to tell and distribute their stories.

Learning Objectives

In this course, students will learn distinctions within the short prose genre of short fiction, personal narratives, web documentaries, and hybrid/mixed approaches (blended fiction and nonfiction), by studying in depth the works of three digital short stories. Historical context, writing techniques, grammar and punctuation will all be explored in this process. A culminating project will cap the semester as students work to create one short digital story of their own making in the media of their choosing. Innovative storytelling techniques are highly encouraged!