January 19

Learning Through Collaborative Video Storytelling

Interactive media and games increasingly pervade and shape our society. In addition to their dominant roles in entertainment, video games play growing roles in education, arts, science and health. This seminar series brings together a diverse set of experts to provide interdisciplinary perspectives on these media regarding their history, technologies, scholarly research, industry, artistic value and potential future. As the speakers and title suggest, the series also provides a topical lens for the diverse aspects of our lives.

Join us every TUESDAY from January 5th until March 8th from 12pm-1pm in Lane Hall, Rodriguez Lecture Hall (Rm 2) at Stanford University.

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Also listed as one-unit course BIOE196. For more information contact Ingmar@stanford.edu

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Jari Multisilta

Jari Multisilta, Learning through Collaborative Video Storytelling: Inspiring Creativity, Co-Creation and Global Collaboration. Digital storytelling is a defining feature in 21st century education and involves sharing information through multimedia. The challenge is how to motivate students to learn and become engaged in learning. We have created the mobile video experience platform EdVisto (formelly MoViE) for creating and sharing collaboratively produced video stories. This talk presents outcomes from two projects on how students became engaged and motivated when using digital storytelling in knowledge creation in Finland, Greece and California. (1) The Boundless Classroom Project aimed to seeks new ways to promote twenty-first century skills where students collaboratively created short video stories with their peers locally or globally in Finland, Greece and California. (2) The Video Inquiry Project aimed to study approaches to learning that are based on the investigation of questions, scenarios, or problems using videos that students create and share using our digital video storytelling platform. The research data shows that students become highly engaged through co-creating digital storytelling as a combination of fun and commitment to hard work.

Jari Multisilta is the professor of multimedia at the Tampere University of Technology, the director of the University Consortium of Pori, and the associate professor at the University of Helsinki, Finland. Multisilta got his M.Sc. from the University of Tampere in 1992 in Mathematics and his Dr.Tech. at Tampere University of Technology in 1996. He did his doctoral thesis on hypermedia based learning environments for mathematics. Currently, his research interests include networked and mobile learning, mobile video storytelling, and digital games for learning. Professor Multisilta has published over 100 international conference papers and journal articles on his research area. He was a Visiting Fellow at Nokia Research Center on 2008-2009 and Nokia Visiting Professor on 2012. Multisilta has also been a Visiting Scholar at Stanford University, H-STAR Institute for 18 months between 2007 and 2014.