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April 30, 2012

Hidden History of Cleveland: Signing and Discussion

Local librarian and history preservationist, Christopher Busta-Peck will be discussing his recent book 'Hidden History of Cleveland' and talking about local history. He will also be signing copies of the book after the presentation and discussion.

Barnes and Noble CWRU bookstore, 11451 Euclid Avenue Cleveland, OH {new location}
Date: May 15, 2012
Time: 07:00 PM-08:00 PM

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New website features

We have a number of new features on the Digital Case website this spring. We have a consolidated the lefthand side menu and redesigned the homepage. There is also a scrolling feature on both the browse pages and the search results to ease navigation through the digital library. Once you hit the bottom of the results, the page will automatically refresh and pull up more results without having to click through to another webpage. We have also updated our advanced search feature as an icon along the furtherest right side of the search box (the magnifying glass with the plus sign in the middle of the icon). Please explore these new features and do let us know about any questions or concerns.

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April 03, 2012

Digital Storytelling: Bryan Alexander

People have been creating digital stories since before the web began but only recently have so many powerful media for sharing these stories become available to the general population. Today's digital storytelling is not just for tech-savvy individuals; anyone with a desire to express their creativity can learn to use modern technology to share their stories.

Bryan Alexander will discuss the modern expression of the ancient art of storytelling, weaving images, text, audio, video, and music together. He will draw upon the latest technologies, insights from the latest scholarship, and his own extensive experience to describe the narrative creation process with personal video, blogs, podcasts, digital imagery, multimedia games, social media, and augmented reality -- all platforms that offer new pathways for creativity, interactivity, and self-expression.

Bryan Alexander is senior fellow at the National Institute for Technology in Liberal Education (NITLE) and author of The New Digital Storytelling: Creating Narratives with New Media (Praeger, 2011). He researches, writes, and speaks about emerging trends in the integration of inquiry, pedagogy, and technology and their potential application to liberal arts contexts. His current research interests include emerging pedagogical forms enabled by mobile technologies, learning processes and outcomes associated with gaming and augmented reality, the rise of digital humanities, the transformation of scholarly communication, digital storytelling, and futurist methodologies.

Date: 04-09-2012
Time: 4:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Location: Clark Hall, Room 309
Registration: Free and open to the public, registration recommended

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