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Book Review: Transmedia Storytelling and the New Era of Media Convergence in Higher Education

Book Review: Transmedia Storytelling and the New Era of Media Convergence in Higher Education | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
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James Marshall:  "As the title implies and the author asserts, this is first and foremost a scholarly work that targets the use of transmedia storytelling in higher education. The book delivers on that commitment, and provides much in the way of theory and concept to ignite the reader’s thinking around the topic."

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Transmedia Literacy: Expanding the Media Literacy Frontier

Transmedia Literacy: Expanding the Media Literacy Frontier | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

Via Dr. Pamela Rutledge
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Dr. Pamela Rutledge:  "Transmedia storytelling goes beyond the need to segment such skills as search and collaboration.  It demands the ability to recognize, understand, and interact with narrative threads across multiple modalities, not just within them."

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Dr. Pamela Rutledge's curator insight, December 13, 2014 5:13 PM

Transmedia literacy implies engaging critically in nonlinear narratives of all kinds, from entertainment and branding to journalism.  We build mental models unconsciously, to create a holistic understanding.  In entertainment, we revel in narratives of choice--we can actively pursue and evaluate content based on enjoyment, relevance, and identity.  Many other narratives are more subtle, news, commercial and social stories can be equally immersive and persuasive without our awareness.  Transmedia literacy emphasizes the need for mindful attention to the narrative construction that create larger ideaworlds in our off and online environments.

Debbie Elicksen 's curator insight, December 21, 2014 11:52 AM

"Mass media producers are scrambling because they can no longer take viewers’ attention for granted.  Audiences have choice and are psychologically and technologically empowered to seek content worth their most valuable asset—attention."

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Handbook of Digital Storytelling

Handbook of Digital Storytelling | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
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Digital Commonwealth Handbook:  "This digital storytelling handbook has been produced as part of the Digital Commonwealth Project, and covers blogging, audio, video and social media introductory skills.

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Roland J. Mueller's curator insight, September 23, 2014 2:35 AM

must read, fellow transmedia storytellers.

Alexander Kluge's curator insight, September 26, 2014 3:13 AM

"This digital storytelling handbook has been 

produced as part of the Digital
Commonwealth project, and covers blogging,
audio, video and social media introductory
skills." — as quoted from inside the book.

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Many Ways to Tell a Story: How Transmedia Is Transforming Education In and Out of Classrooms

Many Ways to Tell a Story: How Transmedia Is Transforming Education In and Out of Classrooms | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
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Carolyn Sun:  "Though the word “transmedia” is thought to have entertainment franchise origins, its adaptation for education purposes is both valuable and becoming more and more common."

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Cheryl Frose's curator insight, June 12, 2014 6:03 PM

Transmedia, a broad descriptive word that literally translated means “across media” and encompasses many strategies that transverse industries, is generally regarded as the use of multiple media platforms to tell a story or story experience. Though the word “transmedia” is thought to have entertainment franchise origins, its adaptation for education purposes is both valuable and becoming more and more common. While teachers like Sansing are using coding and programming in their language arts instruction, others are taking advantage of increasingly sophisticated apps and interactive media for classroom use.

David Collet's curator insight, June 12, 2014 9:28 PM

I guess this another favorite topic for me. Imagine using transmedia to teach maths and include cross over language components. After all maths has a language of its own.

Dr. Pamela Rutledge's curator insight, June 18, 2014 12:15 PM

Transmedia approaches encourage (or even force) people to actively acknowledge and design for a fluid and multi-dimensional, rather than linear, media environment.  For the human brain, stories are not constrained by what's on the page. Transmedia begins to replicate how we think and encourages producers to innovate in each platform to create multiple touchpoints that facilitate our natural ability to imagine, project, expand and experience.   

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Stride & Prejudice iOS game reached #7 in Education; Sold 2,500 copies in 3 months (Post-Mortem)

Stride & Prejudice iOS game reached #7 in Education; Sold 2,500 copies in 3 months (Post-Mortem) | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
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"Dr. Carla Fisher takes a look back on the good and the bad things about launching an independent game in the iOS ecosystem."

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How an Interdisciplinary Transmedia Project Can Address Mental Illness Stigma

How an Interdisciplinary Transmedia Project Can Address Mental Illness Stigma | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
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Mona Shattell:  "How does one go about an interdisciplinary project spanning art and science? How might this look? we set out to explore how mental health advocacy, video game design, and documentary filmmaking could come together to enhance understanding and fight stigma about mental illness."

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Dr. Pamela Rutledge's curator insight, April 3, 2014 4:07 PM

Eager to learn more about 'For the Records' and it's dynamics--interactivity, audience participation, multiple threads--and where the gaming elements intersect with the other elements.  All the things that create a rich sense of narrative transportation and multi-sensory experience may go a long way to shift perceptions through empathy.

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Go get grubby! [A look at the #Transmedia extensions of EMMY Award winning, dirtgirlworld]

Go get grubby!  [A look at the #Transmedia extensions of EMMY Award winning, dirtgirlworld] | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
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Fiona Milburn:  'Cate McQuillen and Hewey Eustace of mememe productions are the creative force behind the Emmy Award winning dirtgirlworld.  Made for 4 to 7-year-olds, this quirky eco-series and transmedia property teaches children that we protect what we love. Dirtgirlworld is a celebration of life outside with the main characters, dirtgirl and scrapboy, inviting us all to “go get grubby!”'

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tansmedia's curator insight, September 29, 2013 10:56 PM

Brilliant and exciting! I love this idea

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Does transmedia storytelling provide an effective educational experience?

Does transmedia storytelling provide an effective educational experience? | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
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Karine Grande:  "Paris porte-à-porte is a transmedia project which aims at celebrating the 40th anniversary of the Paris ring road by presenting its story.  It combines a web documentary, an interactive map with flashcodes (symbols based on the technology of QR codes), a radio show and a collection of photos taken by drivers or the local residents.The web, the radio, the documentary and the cell phone are the mediums used to describe the ring road of yesterday, today and tomorrow."

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Pamela Koefoed's curator insight, August 26, 2013 1:37 PM

It makes a lot of sense to use a variety of mediums to impart information and to teach with technology.

Hans Heesterbeek's curator insight, August 27, 2013 1:46 AM

Nice project 

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T is for Transmedia: Learning through Transmedia Play

Erin Reilly:  "Produced by the USC Annenberg Innovation Lab and the Joan Ganz Cooney Center, this paper provides a much-needed guidebook to transmedia in the lives of children age 5-11 and its applications to storytelling, play, and learning."

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Let the conversation begin!  "The authors hope that T is for Transmedia will incite conversation among diverse stakeholders including educators, entertainment industry executives, creative artists, academic scholars, policy makers, and others interested in the future of children's learning through transmedia."

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Jeni Mawter's curator insight, March 18, 2013 8:16 PM

Transmedia, Learning through Play, for for children aged 5 - 11 years. 

Pamela Bartar's curator insight, March 19, 2013 4:40 AM

must read by USC Annenberg Innovation Lab

Debbie Elicksen 's comment, March 19, 2013 9:28 AM
Thanks. ;)
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Transmedia in Schools and Libraries: Thoughts and Strategies from Tyler Weaver

Transmedia in Schools and Libraries: Thoughts and Strategies from Tyler Weaver | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

Peter Gutierrez:  "In the first part of my conversation with Tyler Weaver we discussed the many benefits of teaching with, and making, comics as well as the role of the school librarian when it comes to transmedia… here we get a bit more specific in terms of the issues involved."

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In part 2 of an excellent set of articles, Tyler Weaver puts the controversies surrounding video games and comics into historical context; and chooses the dawn of Marvel's Universe as "the most perfect encapsulation of a shared storyworld out there".

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Glow Images Colombia's curator insight, March 4, 2013 4:48 PM

 Transmedia en colegias y bibliotecas

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Monster High: Transmedia Education

Monster High: Transmedia Education | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

Understanding that people learn in a variety of ways, and that storytelling is tradition of humankind, it makes sense to tell stories using a variety of media. Hence, transmedia storytelling (Jenkins, 2007).


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I've had a soft spot for Monster High ever since they first appeared on my 'transmedia radar' with their 2011 Kind Campaign involvement.

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“Convergence,” DIY Transmedia, and Librarians

“Convergence,” DIY Transmedia, and Librarians | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

Peter Gutierrez: "Over the weekend I attended Convergence, the conference on immersive storytelling presented under the auspices of the New York Film Festival, and soon enough my head was starting to bulge, and then pulse, with ideas" ...

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Launchpad Toys Co-founder on Inspiring Storytelling in Youngsters

Launchpad Toys Co-founder on Inspiring Storytelling in Youngsters | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

Molly Gerth: "Intrigued by [Toontastic, from Launchpad Toys']  recent success and noble mission, we connected with co-founder, Andy Russell, to learn more about the company’s vision" ...

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Back to School Special: Transmedia, New Media, and Strategic Communication

Back to School Special: Transmedia, New Media, and Strategic Communication | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
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Henry Jenkins:  "Last time, I shared with you the syllabus for my course on Cultural Studies of Communication. Today, I wanted to share the other class I am teaching this term — a class that explores contemporary forms of branding and PR strategies, for the Masters students in our Strategic Communication Program."

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Why Marvel Works: A Scholarly Investigation

Why Marvel Works: A Scholarly Investigation | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
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Eric Alt:  '“Media Genres: Media Marvels” will allow Blumberg--a pop culture historian and comic industry veteran--to dig into how Marvel created a cultural landscape where millions of non-geeks pay to watch a talking raccoon fight a Kree zealot on the Nova Corps home world.'

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ғelιх c ѕeyғarтн's curator insight, October 10, 2014 10:07 AM

The Marvel universe make it painfully clear that #Storytelling is not just big business, but also therefore a skill that should be part of any curriculum, not just business schools.

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"I" Is For Innovation: Sesame Street's Secrets For Staying Relevant

"I" Is For Innovation: Sesame Street's Secrets For Staying Relevant | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
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Elizabeth Segran:  "For generations of viewers, Sesame Street is a portal to a simpler, more innocent time in their lives. This creates something of a quandary for the show’s producers: how do you keep evolving a show so it doesn’t get stale without offending its devoted fans?"

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David Collet's curator insight, September 17, 2014 7:19 PM

This one I have to rescoop. I am too old to have benefited from Sesame Street but that doesn't my life was not affected by it. This is technology used at its best and most effective. The message delivered has always been universal. And it has remained true to its original format. There is no mention of the creator of the series in this piece and I think that is a mistake. Sesame Street was done by a creative genius on a par with Steve Jobs.

 

 

There are lessons in this success for young entrepreneurs if only you look.

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Can Binge-Viewing TV Actually Be Good for Kids? Amazon Has a Plan

Can Binge-Viewing TV Actually Be Good for Kids? Amazon Has a Plan | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
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Ben Travers:  "With the studio's first ever original kids' shows debuting this summer, Amazon is trying to break into children’s programming from a groundbreaking new angle: long-term education."

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Dr. Pamela Rutledge's curator insight, May 26, 2014 5:38 PM

Journalists and society-at-large do #Amazon and viewers a huge disservice by tagging kid-centric content as '#binge-viewing' as if putting the viewer in control of what he/she watches is a bad thing--not to mention that it has nothing to do with what Amazon is trying to accomplish with their programming for preschoolers.  


Creators working with Amazon have intentionally tried to step out of their adult bias and look through eyes of preschoolers.  Their goal is to create engaging content that triggers curiosity and creativity.   This is the same approach I advocate for storytelling and central to the persona development and audience profiling in the courses & workshops we teach via Fielding's Masters program.  The fact that Amazon streaming allows for viewer controlled consumption encourages other activities because there is no #FOMO by playing through scheduled broadcasts.  Seriously, how is this even remotely negative?  When will we get over blaming the audience for exercising choice in content consumption?  I get how this is disruptive to current business models and how media companies might not be thrilled at having to be more creative to earn attention and loyalty, but consumers should be celebrating not labeling and journalists should get on board.

Henrik Safegaard - Cloneartist's curator insight, May 27, 2014 4:08 AM

 Tara Sorensen, Head of Kids Programming at Amazon Studios:

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"We're not asking them to sit in front of the television and tie them to a block of programming [like with standard broadcast television]. They can pause it.

They can rewatch it. It offers up a nice amount of flexibility, so I don't think it's just about keeping them in front of a 'screen' for us."

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Expanding Learning Opportunities with Transmedia Practices

Expanding Learning Opportunities with Transmedia Practices | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
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Laura Fleming:  'The Journal of the National Association for Media Literacy Education (NAMLE) published a long article by me in 2013 entitled “Expanding Learning Opportunities with Transmedia Practices: Inanimate Alice as an Exemplar”. I have decided to convert the article into readable chunks and serialize it here on my blog' ...


Here are the links to Part 1; Part 2; Part 3; Part 4; Part 5; and Part 6.

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It Is A Truth Universally Acknowledged…Transmedia has the Power to Transform Storytelling [a useful educational resource]

It Is A Truth Universally Acknowledged…Transmedia has the Power to Transform Storytelling [a useful educational resource] | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
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Maniandr:  "Hank Green and Bernie Su explore the power of storytelling in multiple forms of media; attracting younger generations to this canonical text. The modern day adaptation is by no means a replacement of Jane Austen’s eloquent words, rather this approach complements the novel through reader engagement and fostering divergent paths of thinking."

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Carmenne K. Thapliyal's curator insight, October 18, 2013 1:06 AM

Can't help wishing I had found this when I was teaching Pride and Prejudice to my 9th graders. They would definitely have enjoyed it and it would've added a new spark to classroom discussions.

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Dr Christy Dena explains the evolving use of transmedia in education

Dr Christy Dena explains the evolving use of transmedia in education | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
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This is a two part blog series ...


1. Transmedia stories and games explained:  "Opportunity abounds in the area of ‘transmedia projects’, or stories and games that span more than one medium or artform."


2. Opening the door to transmedia projects:  "In what follows I’ll share some of the design guidelines I’ve come to after running transmedia courses for years as a practitioner, and also as an educator for industry professionals and undergraduate students."

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Beyond the Page: Transmedia Storytelling - Macquarie ICT Innovations Centre

Beyond the Page: Transmedia Storytelling - Macquarie ICT Innovations Centre | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

Cathie Howe:  "With the imminent implementation of the BOS Syllabuses for the new Australian Curriculum English, particularly with a need for teachers to facilitate the ability for students to respond to and compose multimodal and digital texts and, the need to address the ICT capabilities of Literacy, ICT and Critical and Creative thinking, transmedia storytelling could potentially provide an engaging and effective way to meet these elements."

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A look at transmedia storytelling from within the Australian education system.

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Jeni Mawter's curator insight, April 28, 2013 10:02 PM

Children and young adults in Australia will embrace the transmedia way of learning.

Julio Vizcarra's curator insight, August 18, 2013 3:05 AM

Transmedia storytelling and education

Annette Cullinan's curator insight, November 7, 2013 12:23 AM

transliteracy

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Teaching Transmedia Using Transmedia: Conducttr in the Classroom

Teaching Transmedia Using Transmedia:  Conducttr in the Classroom | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

Randall Kapuscinski:  "This winter I am teaching Sheridan’s first formal transmedia course.  It is a modest beginning with 12 students from the post-grad ATVF program attending" ...

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An honest look at one teacher's use of transmedia storytelling in the classroom ... some interesting lessons learnt.

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Randall Kapuscinski's curator insight, February 25, 2013 11:17 AM

Admittedly, I'm new to ScoopIt.  Hoping it isn't bad manners to Scoop your own blog entry.

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Teaching Transmedia with Comics: A Conversation with Tyler Weaver

Teaching Transmedia with Comics: A Conversation with Tyler Weaver | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

Peter Gutierrez:  "As a reference work on media/transmedia, both aesthetically and historically, as a how-to for student media-makers, or simply on the professional development shelf, so that teachers and librarians can mine it for ideas, [Tyler Weaver’s book is] a text that can fill many needs at once. I was delighted, then, when the author agreed to talk to me about this fascinating topic" …

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This is a great article for transmedia practitioners and educators alike.  I particularly liked Tyler Weaver's analogy for transmedia storytelling, "It’s the idea of the chef: learn the basic tools, then an understanding of ingredients, then how to build flavors by combining those ingredients into an irresistible meal."

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GwynethJones's comment, February 8, 2013 3:08 PM
Love me some Comics!
GwynethJones's curator insight, February 8, 2013 3:08 PM
Grrls like comics, too! Love me some Comics! @ComicLife
Andrea Deydén's curator insight, September 20, 2013 6:22 PM

Debo conseguir estos libros ASAP

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Comics Creation & Critical Thinking: From Doctor Who to Bitstrips

Comics Creation & Critical Thinking: From Doctor Who to Bitstrips | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

Peter Gutierrez "Like so many insights in life, this one was prompted by Doctor Who."

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Although aimed at educators, this article contains some great tips for DIY comic creation that everyone will find useful.

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Making Games

Making Games | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

Edwin Mcrae: "There’s only one thing better than learning through games, and that’s learning through MAKING games" ...

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