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Wallflowers in the Online Classroom

Wallflowers in the Online Classroom | Hitchhiker | Scoop.it
The study found that visits to discussion boards correlated with student success. But the students didn’t have to post—they just needed to spend time there.

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Maggie Rouman's curator insight, November 20, 2015 11:28 AM
Are there wallflowers in your online classroom? It may not be such a bad thing.
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No Particular Order: Thoughts on Non-Linear Storytelling

No Particular Order: Thoughts on Non-Linear Storytelling | Hitchhiker | Scoop.it
Practical insights into non-linear storytelling from UNIT9’s new Experiential Creative Director Sean Pruen
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"Audiences today want to be challenged and have never been more willing to try something new", says Sean Pruen, a multi-disciplinary director who recently joined UNIT9 as Experiential Creative Director.


Interactive and non-linear storytelling really is a challenge for user. Today there are great amount of fascinating and very carefully planned combinations of platforms with multiple storylines for users to discover. The user is the ultimate creator, because s/he´s the one who chooses where the story goes. Time is another challenge. So many amazing story worlds remain undiscovered just because the users don´t have enough time to dig into them. 

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Simon Staffans's curator insight, October 19, 2015 5:17 PM

On the power of non-linearity

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How Storytelling Archetypes Work for Your Brand — Storytelling for Brands — Medium

How Storytelling Archetypes Work for Your Brand - Storytelling for Brands - Medium
I bet you’ve been hearing about brand storytelling for a while now. Especially if you’re a small business owner on the l…
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Are you the magician, the outlaw, the jester, the lover, the citizen, the nurturer, the ruler, the creator, the innocent, the sage, the champion or the explorer? You are your brand. What is the story of your life? 

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Transmedia Storyworlds: Fact or Fiction?

Transmedia Storyworlds: Fact or Fiction? | Hitchhiker | Scoop.it
What’s the difference between Documentary and Drama when you’re developing a Transmedia Storyworld? I am often asked this question, so here’s a breakdown of the core Storyworld concept for both fac...
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Krish compares interactive documentaries and interactive drama and finds that documentaries (for now) use less platforms. I believe that factual transmedia storyworlds have many platforms still to discover. The key is the main character. In addition to web platforms and TV, the main character can also meet the audience in live events, make their own vlogs and chat in different social media platforms.

 

Still, it is important have a clear focus in the story. Krish uses the term limitation. "With the boundary in place, you will focus only on the important aspects and concentrate your efforts on bringing them to life", says Krish. 

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Where Next for Reality? – Transmedia Storyteller

Where Next for Reality? – Transmedia Storyteller | Hitchhiker | Scoop.it

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"Stories are the way we make sense of the world. Our minds can’t deal with randomness and we see connections, causes and reasons even where there are none." 

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Simon Staffans's curator insight, April 21, 2015 7:47 AM

"Fluid reality" - where boundaries dissolve

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Latin America's growing appetite for digital storytelling | #mediadev | DW.DE | 27.04.2015

Latin America's growing appetite for digital storytelling | #mediadev | DW.DE | 27.04.2015 | Hitchhiker | Scoop.it
Amid Latin America's flourishing digital scene, there are two hot trends – multimedia and transmedia documentaries. Argentine documentary-maker Alvaro Liuzzi takes a look at the developing genre.

Via Simon Staffans
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Alvaro Liuzzi reminds transmedia-storytellers to think it through the user.
Five times I: Immersion. Users want to enter more deeply into a story and learn more about the story world.Interactivity. Users want to be able to change or influence story elements and interact with other users involved in a global narrative.Integration. The story should be cohesive across various platforms and have some sort of interface with the real world.Impact. The story should inspire the user to act in the real world.

 

 

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Simon Staffans's curator insight, May 4, 2015 8:08 AM

Latin America embracing transmedia - for a reason

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Sandra Lehner: 5 reasons why transmedia still matters

Sandra Lehner: 5 reasons why transmedia still matters | Hitchhiker | Scoop.it

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The Digital Rocking Chair's curator insight, May 1, 2015 6:01 AM


Sandra Lehner:  "Transmedia isn't just a buzzword, far from it: it's more than ever a powerful tool for producers, says Joiz' social TV manager!"

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It’s Time For Every Journalist To Learn Basic Data Skills | Mediashift | PBS

It’s Time For Every Journalist To Learn Basic Data Skills | Mediashift | PBS | Hitchhiker | Scoop.it
First came the web. Then came social media. Now journalists face a new challenge on the horizon: big data. It used to be that data journalism lived in a corner of the newsroom, in the care of investigative or business reporters.
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"In 2013, IBM rsearchers found thet 90 percent of the world´s data had been created in the previous two years." 

 

It is journalists´ and researchers´ job to show, what the data has to do with our lives. Journalists need skills for that. 

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Digital diplomacy as transmedia engagement: Aligning theories of participatory culture with international advocacy campaigns


Via Simon Staffans
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Transmedia is a powerful tool for empowerment. International advocacy campaigns are engaging multiplatform campaigns that can benefit  from co-creation and co-option of shared values through transmedia engagement techniques. James Pamment describes a case study of the Campaign to End Sexual Violence in Conflict.

 

"Audience participation encourages a playful appropriation of assets that enriches the diegetic world with new stories and perspectives, and ultimately strengthens the symbolic universe, its associated brands and the relationship between the owner of the assets and the audience."

 

 

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Simon Staffans's curator insight, April 3, 2015 2:07 PM

An article on transmedia and participatory storytelling in diplomacy - interesting.

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48 Significant Social Media Facts, Figures and Statistics - Plus 7 Infographics

48 Significant Social Media Facts, Figures and Statistics - Plus 7 Infographics | Hitchhiker | Scoop.it
The social media landscape changes rapidly and keeping up with the latest numbers is a challenge. Here are the latest facts figures and statistics from Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, Google+, YouTube and LinkedIn

Via The Fish Firm II
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These statistics are from year 2012. It would be nice to have more recent facts. But these figures give a bigger picture anyway.

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Marco Favero's curator insight, April 14, 2015 2:02 AM

aggiungi la tua intuizione ...

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46 Tools To Make Infographics In The Classroom

46 Tools To Make Infographics In The Classroom | Hitchhiker | Scoop.it
46 Tools To Make Infographics In The Classroom

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Getting started in Transmedia Storytelling

This is a practical guide to transmedia storytelling for beginners. This book is also available in print and on the Kindle at Amazon
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This is practically everything you need to know when you´re about to get started with a transmedia story. Good luck!

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Take two steps back from journalism: What are the editorial products we’re not building?

Take two steps back from journalism: What are the editorial products we’re not building? | Hitchhiker | Scoop.it
"Imagine all the wildly different services you could deliver with a building full of writers and developers."

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Jonathan Stray: "The next time you feel a story is being ignored, try doing a search in Google News. Almost always I find that some mainstream organization has covered it, even if it was never front-page." 


Stray asks, what are the editorial products we should be building. First he lists, what we already have.

 

We already record what just happened. We can locate pre-existing information by search engines. We can filter the information tsunami. We have tools for explanatory journalism. Wikipedia is still the most effective place to get background information on any topic. We expose wrongdoings via investigative journalism and debunk lies and rumours with products like Politifact, Emergent.Info or Snopes. 


What we don´t have, says Stray, are editorial products that tell us, what we can do about the facts we learn from the news. We need moderated places for difficult discussions. We need personalized news that are more accurate, not based on clicks and likes only. We don’t have good models for a “conversation” that might include millions of people. There are no proper communication channels between citizens and governments. We need systematic government coverage. Story creation should be interactive, we should be able to choos our own adventures.

 

So, media inventors, here´s a little job for you..

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Competing on Customer Journeys

Competing on Customer Journeys | Hitchhiker | Scoop.it
You have to create new value at every step.

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Have you already fallen into The Loyalty Loop?

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Eric_Determined / Eric Silverstein's curator insight, October 19, 2015 4:35 AM

Companies can no longer react to customers expectations, they need to be proactive.


"Companies building the most effective journeys master four interconnected capabilities:


1) Automation

2) Proactive personalization

3) Contextual interaction

4) Journey innovation


David Edelman shares his experience with Sungevity, along with other developments from other major brands.


Share other brand stories you have experienced where they continuously improve and delight across your journey with them?

Dr. Madelyn Blair's curator insight, October 19, 2015 8:58 AM

This article is written for companies who want to juice up their appeal to customers by walking them through a journey. As I read it, I got a strong sense that they were actually writing a story where the customer was the hero. Check it out. This review was written my Dr. Madelyn Blair. See her at www.madelynblair.com. Follow her @madelynblair.

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Histography- A Wonderful Interactive Timeline for History Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Histography- A Wonderful Interactive Timeline for History Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Hitchhiker | Scoop.it

Via Educatorstechnology, Aki Puustinen, Timo Ilomäki
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Wow, look what I found from Scoop.it! Thank you, Timo Ilomäki, for sharing this! 

 

Histography is really fascinating interactive timeline where every dot is a historical moment linked in from Wikipedia. It updates itself on daily basis.

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How to make your storytelling memorable

How to make your storytelling memorable | Hitchhiker | Scoop.it

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As simple as that.

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StoryCode Reports - The Promise and Realities of Creating Immersive Media Projects - Best Practices

StoryCode Reports - The Promise and Realities of Creating Immersive Media Projects - Best Practices | Hitchhiker | Scoop.it
This report takes a deep dive into audience numbers and behaviors for a few key immersive media projects, and puts the spotlight on the top practitioners in an emerging craft.

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Take time to peek into these projects and their best practises.

 

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Simon Staffans's curator insight, March 19, 2015 3:39 PM

Pretty much a must read.

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Sandra Lehner: 5 reasons why transmedia still matters

Sandra Lehner: 5 reasons why transmedia still matters | Hitchhiker | Scoop.it
Transmedia isn't just a buzzword, far from it: it's more than ever a powerful tool for producers, says Joiz' social TV manager!

Via Simon Staffans
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"In more and more countries, multiplatform extensions are necessary to get funding" for one.

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Simon Staffans's curator insight, May 4, 2015 8:06 AM

Some good reasons :)

Jeni Mawter's curator insight, May 4, 2015 9:50 PM
Thanks Sandra!
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Minecraft and The Future of Transmedia Learning

Minecraft and The Future of Transmedia Learning | Hitchhiker | Scoop.it

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Barry Joseph: "Transmedia play “involves experimentation with and participation in a transmedia experience, but also applies to media that has no storyline, such as open-ended video games.” Open-ended games like Minecraft."
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Cindy Rudy's curator insight, April 24, 2015 8:29 AM

A whole new term for me: transmedia learning!

Dr. Pamela Rutledge's curator insight, April 24, 2015 2:33 PM

An excellent article that explores the link between Minecraft and the concept of transmedia education.  It underscores the importance of defining transmedia as a cross-media experience and critical 21st century literacy (and not immediately escalating to images of a Hollywood franchise).  It also contains links to a couple of very good 'transmedia education' resources if you haven't read them.

Mónica Beloso's curator insight, April 24, 2015 7:34 PM

añada su visión ...

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Transmedia or Social Media? Storyworld Expansion Across Social Networks

Transmedia or Social Media? Storyworld Expansion Across Social Networks | Hitchhiker | Scoop.it

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Transmedia and social media belong together. Transmedia is storytelling on any platform we can imagine. Including social media.

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Bright Creations's curator insight, May 5, 2015 5:31 AM

So, what does Storyworld Expansion Across Social Networks mean?

myENDVER's curator insight, May 6, 2015 7:05 AM

Interesting... and testing this function.

SageRave of Get Custom Content's curator insight, May 8, 2015 1:32 PM

Craft a good story, educate potential customers, and delight existing buyers.

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THE INTERNET OF THINGS (IOT) ECOSYSTEM: FOUR WAYS IT WILL IMPACT HEALTH

THE INTERNET OF THINGS (IOT) ECOSYSTEM: FOUR WAYS IT WILL IMPACT HEALTH | Hitchhiker | Scoop.it

My vision of a digital health revolution is in four parts, those being:

Access to information (the internet age)Access to each other (the socialised internet)Access to ourselves (the rise of quantified self, expressed through mobile and wearable health technology)Access to everyone (the subsequent development and application of big data)

 

What is interesting is that it is really a revolution in five parts, the final one is not as noisy as the previous four. It could even be called silent, but there is good reason to believe it will be the most important for the future of medicine, healthcare and well-being. This is the connectivity to everything. 


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Tim Mustill's curator insight, April 30, 2015 12:00 PM

Without help this revolution will by-pass the demographic that need it most ie the unwired, co-morbid, underprivileged elderly. Thankfully there are some companies out there trying to access these stakeholders eg http://www.seespeak.co.uk/

 

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Teens aren’t fleeing Facebook as quickly as we thought | Hayley Tsukayama | WashPost.com

Teens aren’t fleeing Facebook as quickly as we thought | Hayley Tsukayama | WashPost.com | Hitchhiker | Scoop.it

The technology world moves fast, especially where social media is concerned. Sometimes it can seem like there's a new "Facebook-killer" on tap every week -- especially if you have a tech reporter's inbox. And the rumors of that ten-year-old network's death seem to be even more frequent, with reports saying that teenagers are killing its growth prospects by turning to other options.

But, with the Meerkats, Periscopes and Snapchats of the world now vying for attention, it's not always clear how teens are really using social media these days. To explore the question, The Pew Research Center asked over 1,000 respondents, between ages 13 and 17, for their thoughts, and included them in a report published Thursday.

Here are few key takeaways and access hot links--


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Khardiata's curator insight, September 22, 2015 1:24 PM

Even with all the new social medias, Facebook is still here because it's a reminder of where everything started and will always be used..

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What to Do When People Draw Different Conclusions From the Same Data

What to Do When People Draw Different Conclusions From the Same Data | Hitchhiker | Scoop.it
Crowdsourcing can help.
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It´s not only the data, it´s the interpretation that counts.

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The ethics of immersion, virtual reality & consent

The ethics of immersion, virtual reality & consent | Hitchhiker | Scoop.it

Via The Digital Rocking Chair
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Virtual reality experience can evoke intense reactions among the participants. Audience testing and the possibility to debrief experiences afterwards make sure the audience trust you as an immersive reality storyteller in the future, too.

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The Digital Rocking Chair's curator insight, April 4, 2015 3:02 PM


Jess Linington:  "Immersing your audience in hyper-real situations can evoke intense reactions - How do you balance the potential of projects with the ethics of immersion?"

James Coombes's curator insight, April 4, 2015 6:16 PM

“You should design for these issues – they aren’t an afterthought, they should be built in.”

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21 Must-do Activities to Boost your Web TV Show or Movie Audience

Created by the folks at http://www.conducttr.com The document provides 21 practical ideas for how to extend your storyworld beyond the video channel to engage …

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