Jason Ohler

Dr. Jason Ohler, University of Alaska (www.jasonohler.com) wrote to me today to let me know about his… “…new web journal, subTechst (like subtext, just more digitally inclined); it’s low impact (a few short postings a month), and is about technology and learning, with an emphasis on my work in new media and digital storytelling. Right now it is featuring, among other things, excerpts from my new book, Digital Storytelling in the Classroom: New Media Pathways to Literacy, Learning and Creativity.”

I’ve asked Jason to sign me up. You can do this yourself by visiting http://subtechst.blogspot.com/. I’ve been an avid reader of Jason’s work in the area of storytelling in education for a few years and subTechst looks like a really good read.

His new book ‘Digital Storytelling in the Classroom’ – http://www.jasonohler.com/digitalStoriesBook/ – looks good too:
” Revelation #6: What happens when you give a bad guitar player a bigger amplifier? If you don’t have a good story to tell, using technology to tell it will just make that more obvious. “

Second annual digital storytelling festival DS2

As well as being one of the BBC Wales digital storytelling team, I’m a member of a national umbrella organisation for digital storytellers in Wales: DS Cymru.DS Cymru and Aberystwyth Arts Centre are organising our second annual festival, DS2, in Aberystwyth, mid Wales, on 21 June 2007

Speakers include:
Daniel Meadows – http://www.photobus.co.uk
Shawn Micallef – http://murmurtoronto.ca/
John Freyer – http://www.allmylifeforsale.com

There are all kinds of breakout sessions, masterclasses, screenings, a cabaret and BBC Wales is holding an innovative mobile phone storytelling project in the two days running up to the festival.Visit the DS2 webpage for details of how to attend.