Untold Stories University
Is an interdisciplinary curriculum that adapts digital media technologies for critical analysis and hands-on learning in the 21st Century classroom. Digital media refers to video, online news resources, social networking, emerging media, blogs, film/TV, photos, podcasts, web tutorials, etc. that are created to help communicate ideas
and critically examine information.
Untold Stories U will help students:
1.) Develop and use critical thinking skills
2.) Analyze and critique various types of social media YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, Podcast and web sites.
3.) Actively participate in reading, writing, analyzing and discussion activities
4.) Participate in producing digital media projects that will stretch students’ analytic and creative capacities
Untold Stories U provides cross-disciplinary support for the study and practice of digital media with topics in:
2.) Video and audio production
3.) Interactive and social media
4.) Web and network development
5.) Online learning: using wikis, blogging, Facebook, YouTube, Vimeo and Tweeter
6.) Exploring the critical, theoretical and cultural dimensions of digital media
Untold Stories U curriculum is split up into three sections: Planning, Recording and Sharing your Untold Story. These Best Practices were developed from practical experience of the Arab Spring experience in 2011.
Students of Untold Stories University will benefit from strong school-to-work connections through partnerships with local technical schools and internships with artists, studios and businesses in the fields of new media and digital
media. The ultimate goal is to continue to build and strengthen those relationships to further prepare students for future success.