LITT06010 2019 Digital Storytelling 2

General Details

Full Title
Digital Storytelling 2
Transcript Title
Digital Storytelling 2
75 %
Subject Area
LITT - Literature
YADA - Yeats Academy Art Dsgn & Arch
06 - NFQ Level 6
05 - 05 Credits
Start Term
2019 - Full Academic Year 2019-20
End Term
9999 - The End of Time
Una Mannion, Emmet O'Doherty, Tom Weir
Programme Membership
SG_HWRIT_H08 201900 Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Writing and Literature SG_HWLIT_H08 202000 Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Writing and Literature

This module builds upon the introductory work in Digital Storytelling 1.  The module explores new methods of working with text, with a focus on the screen.  We will work both online as well as in animation and video.   The module collaborates with the work undertaken in the Writing and Practice: Short Story module in that the students work on a short form documentary for the second half of the module.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this module the learner will/should be able to;


Build a basic author website using an online CMS.


Animate text in combination with video.


Research and gather material online for use in a documentary.


Develop further their skills in storytelling using video editing software.


Be able to promote and share their content online appropriately.


Teaching and Learning Strategies

This will be a series of practical hands-on workshops with demonstrations.  The students will learn by doing, with support from the tutor, the many ways in which digital tools can manipulate and present text to the reader.

Module Assessment Strategies

Engagement in the class is key to a successful outcome, the various assignments will consist in a presentation, a website built, an animation and a short documentary.

Repeat Assessments

Repeat attend

Indicative Syllabus

We will explore the various digital tools available for writers.

The students will research author websites and present to the class.

We will explore the various options available for basic website building and students will develop personal websites.

We will explore animating text, use of green screen and combining these animations with existing video.

The students will make a short documentary in consort with their Writing and Practice: Short Story module.

Coursework & Assessment Breakdown

Coursework & Continuous Assessment
100 %

Coursework Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Engagement Continuous Assessment Assessment 10 % End of Semester 1,2,3,4,5
2 Presentation Project Assignment 10 % End of Semester 1
3 Website Project Assignment 20 % End of Semester 1,5
4 Animation Project Assignment 20 % End of Semester 2,3,4
5 Short Documentary Project Assignment 40 % End of Semester 2,3,4,5

Full Time Mode Workload

Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Workload
Workshop Computer Laboratory Digital Storytelling 2 Weekly 2.00
Total Full Time Average Weekly Learner Contact Time 2.00 Hours

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