The Future Of Storytelling

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Iversity's vision is to share world-class knowledge. Based out of Berlin, iversity works directly with professors instead of through universities to provide its high-quality courses in multiple different languages. Contemporary Architecture taught by internationally known professor Dr. Ivan Shumkov and Dark Matter in Galaxies: The Last Mystery led by world-famous astrophysicist Paolo Salucci are only two examples of the kind of top-tier courses you can take at Iversity. Google, Shell Compa...
Iversity's vision is to share world-class knowledge. Based out of Berlin, iversity works directly with professors instead of through universities to provide its high-quality courses in multiple different languages. Contemporary Architecture taught by internationally known professor Dr. Ivan Shumkov and Dark Matter in Galaxies: The Last Mystery led by world-famous astrophysicist Paolo Salucci are only two examples of the kind of top-tier courses you can take at Iversity. Google, Shell Company and Deutsche Bank - three of the most innovative and successful companies in the world - declared iversity a Lighthouse Project in Higher Education, a prestigious and highly sought after international honor. PC Magazine named Iversity as one of the best websites of 2013. Iversity's broad range of courses led by the best professors in the world gives you access to previously unattainable knowledge.

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Together with a whole network of media researchers, creators and students we will: \- learn storytelling basics such as antagonist/protagonist relationships, narrative/narrated time, ... \- have a look at exciting current media projects \- analyze how they are designed and executed based on aforementioned basics \- and discuss how (and if) new online tools and formats change the way stories are told and perceived. The 8-chapter course starts on 25 October. It will offer weekly video material, lessons, interviews and tasks on the following topics (not necessarily in this order): \- storytelling basics \- serial formats (on the TV, web and beyond) \- storytelling in role- playing games \- interactive storytelling in video games \- transmedia storytelling \- alternate-reality gaming \- augmented reality and location- based storytelling \- the role of tools, interfaces and information architectures in current storytelling. Our first Stor... Together with a whole network of media researchers, creators and students we will: \- learn storytelling basics such as antagonist/protagonist relationships, narrative/narrated time, ... \- have a look at exciting current media projects \- analyze how they are designed and executed based on aforementioned basics \- and discuss how (and if) new online tools and formats change the way stories are told and perceived. The 8-chapter course starts on 25 October. It will offer weekly video material, lessons, interviews and tasks on the following topics (not necessarily in this order): \- storytelling basics \- serial formats (on the TV, web and beyond) \- storytelling in role- playing games \- interactive storytelling in video games \- transmedia storytelling \- alternate-reality gaming \- augmented reality and location- based storytelling \- the role of tools, interfaces and information architectures in current storytelling. Our first Storytelling-MOOC will focus on fictional formats. Inspire and Help Understand Our goal is to inspire and help understand. To broaden our horizon of what is and might be possible and what has already been attempted, and what has succeeded or even failed - and why. In several little tasks you'll analyse and practise storytelling on your own and in teams. Why this MOOC is Interdisciplinary Based at the Design Department at the University of Applied Sciences Potsdam, this MOOC is not only interdisciplinary, but also includes guest lectures and project presentations by game designers, writers, transmedia producers, TV makers, executives and theorists from many different fields of study. We will thus be able to discuss content, structures and technologies from various perspectives.. Learning Outcomes Our MOOC will help you answer the following questions: 1\. How do fictional stories work? Which structures and mechanics are used? 2\. How do new technologies influence the ways stories are told and perceived - and which new media formats have been developed during the last years? 3\. How can technologies, interfaces and visuals engage an audience fast and continously? 4\. How can I develop and implement my own story-ideas - on my own or in teams? Prior knowledge No prior knowledge of storytelling mechanics is needed, but can be helpful. Interest in creative processes and new technologies is welcome and encouraged. \- You don't know what an alternate-reality game, RPG or transmedia storytelling is? - Great, you'll learn it here. \- You are a storytelling professional? - Great, we hope to inspire you. Please feel free to help us inspire others, by sharing interesting links, events and projects on our Facebook page. For updates and more on our MOOC go to: https://www.facebook.com/TheFutureOfStorytellingMooc Twitter: @crossmedienne @julianvandieken #storymooc FAQ How much time will I need to participate? From just watching the video lessons (about 20-30 min per week) to engaging in discussions and tasks (about 2-4 hours per week), exploring our reading list and even presenting your own current projects via essays or video link on our Facebook page, your involvement is entirely up to you. The more you engage yourself, the more you gain. Is there a chance to get a certificate? Yes, you will receive a certificate, signed by our lecturers, once you successfully complete the course and the tasks that will be presented. Is this course only available in English? Yes, for now. Due to technical and production time restrictions, we will only be able to offer this first MOOC in ONE language. As English is the language most applying students here share, we decided to go for it. However, we are looking for options to make this course available in other languages. My written English is not that good. Can I still participate in the tasks? Of course! Although language is an important part of storytelling in general, great works have been created without even a single audible word (e.g. silent movies). We are working on making our tasks as language-independent as possible. Good grammar and spelling skills are not the only key to suceeding in this course.
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3 years, 10 months ago
I really like the enthusiasm the presenters in this class have. There are a wide variety of people contributing to the videos. They take a lot of material from everywhere (not just academics) to illustrate their points. The video quality, just from a purely entertainment perspective is much better than typical MOOCs. It is well produced. The iversity platform is also technically and visually more interesting than nearly all platforms. Though it is new, from my initial intro, it deserves to be in the quality league of Coursera and Edx. And of course the material is of interest to me too. I like the story writing assignments and also the different perspectives from the variety of speakers. I was too swamped to finish the class during its schedule and according to the professors they have no plans to offer it again. I hope they change their mind. In the meantime I'll try to navigate the archive for videos and whatever else I can do ther... I really like the enthusiasm the presenters in this class have. There are a wide variety of people contributing to the videos. They take a lot of material from everywhere (not just academics) to illustrate their points. The video quality, just from a purely entertainment perspective is much better than typical MOOCs. It is well produced. The iversity platform is also technically and visually more interesting than nearly all platforms. Though it is new, from my initial intro, it deserves to be in the quality league of Coursera and Edx. And of course the material is of interest to me too. I like the story writing assignments and also the different perspectives from the variety of speakers. I was too swamped to finish the class during its schedule and according to the professors they have no plans to offer it again. I hope they change their mind. In the meantime I'll try to navigate the archive for videos and whatever else I can do there after the course is over.
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4 years, 11 months ago
The instructors for this course employed a style to their videos that was crisp, fun, energetic, and consistent with their topic domain. For that alone, I would recommend the course. I won't be completing the assigned work for the course, but I have learned a good deal from the primary videos and the recommended secondary resources. My classmates in this course include some incredibly talented people who are committed to one or other facet of storytelling and it was a wonderful experience to look at some of their work product. Brilliant!
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4 years, 12 months ago
This is the future of MOOCs! Talk about meta! The Future of Storytelling was told and taught using - the future of storytelling! Christina and the rest of the crew have done an EXCELLENT job to produce a fun, engaging course full of good and immediately useful knowledge. The community was strongly involved, producing great homework assignments that were shared inside of each unit. If you are a storyteller, I urge you to sign up and check it out. The only nit I have is that their certificate system is still having some bugs knocked out. However, it's really a small nit! Five stars!
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