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ColumbiaX: Digital Case Method

This course will allow learners to tap into the power of visual storytelling by teaching learners how to utilize the powerful format of the digital case study, which can and should be created by students themselves. This class uses video tutorials and practical guides on case creation to teach learners how to tap into this valuable resource using inexpensive tools, while also diving into how to design, fund, and manage education programs built on digital case studies.

4 weeks
1–10 hours per week
Instructor-led on a course schedule
Optional upgrade available

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Started Oct 16
Ends May 31

About this course

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This class is designed for teaching and learning professionals, media professors, and university and college leaders interested in learning, creating, and using Digital Case Studies.

Digital Case Studies can be created by students using inexpensive equipment, such as smartphones and laptops, and can profile issues that range from public policy, to civic engagement, to business, health and education.

By combining short PBS/BBC style documentaries - often created by students – with traditional written cases, powerful modular learning assets are created.

The goal is to help students and learners all over the world to tap into the power of visual storytelling. Video tools and digital cases learned through this course can play a crucial role in this process. This course includes tutorials and hands-on training to create cases, use inexpensive equipment and open-source tools, and looks into how case study programs can be designed, organized, funded and managed.

As discussed in our book, Leveling the Learning Curve , and the "Leveling The Learning Curve" conference, digital cases are fantastic learning assets for use in both in-person and online classes.

Important information covered in this course includes video, production, green screen, case studies, and digital storytelling.

At a glance

  • Language: English
  • Video Transcript: English
  • Associated skills:Civic Engagement, Public Policies, Smartphone Operation, Teaching, Documentary Films, Visual Storytelling, Video Production

What you'll learn

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Students will learn how to create digital case studies themselves, with practical tutorials for every aspect of case creation from planning and scripting to filming and production. Students will learn how to take advantage of inexpensive tools and open-source resources to dive right in to digital case creation.

Upon completing the course, learners will also be equipped with the tools necessary to design and build a digital case study program. This includes organizing, funding, and managing case collections for use by student learners.

Frequently Asked Questions

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What kind of material is covered in the course?

Important information covered in this course includes video, production, green screen, case studies, and digital storytelling.

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