Digital Storytelling with Maps: Science Stories (FYS)|
Digital storytelling describes the practice of using digital tools to tell a 'story' in an engaging and compelling format. A story map is a digital storytelling tool that combines maps with multimedia content (e.g., images, video, text) to convey geographic information as a narrative. In this course, students will employ elements of cartographic design, spatial analysis, and data visualization within story maps as a means for creating interactive 'stories' about empirical scientific data. (No prior experience with web maps or story maps is required.) Students will explore multiple story map formats and their utility in the effective communication of science to scientists, the public, and policy makers.
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|Course Format: Lecture / Discussion||Grading Mode: Student Option|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (CWRC)
||Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available
|Special Attributes: FYS|
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
Reading: Cartography, Ken Field
|Examination and Assignments: |
Examinations and Assignments: Several short writing assignments, peer review of essays, and a final research project and presentation using the story maps platform.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
BYOD: bring your own tablet or laptop
|Instructor(s): Diver,Kim Times: ..T.R.. 10:20AM-11:40AM; Location: TBA|
|Total Enrollment Limit: 15||SR major: X||JR major: X|| || |
|Seats Available: 15||GRAD: X||SR non-major: X||JR non-major: X||SO: X||FR: 15|