Digital Narratives – Call for Contributions – MELSIG at NTU

Special focus: Digital Narratives

Open invitation

Host: Nottingham Trent University

Date: 8th January 2016

Title: Digital Narratives – how digital and social media are being used as part of narrative approaches to support learning, teaching and assessment practices


Together we will explore learning and the idea of digital narratives. We will consider how digital and social media are creating new formal and informal learning spaces and discuss how existing understandings of learning space are being disrupted by the digital and social media and other technologies we use every day. We will hear about the opportunities this presents for teaching and learning and we will reflect on our roles to encourage, support and challenge the use of media and, in particular, we will focus on ideas about narrative in learning.

For example, we expect to hear about how,

  • students are recording their experience of their course or being at university

  • the role of video as a tool for capturing projects

  • digital storytelling as an assessment task

  • Storify is being used to create social media narratives

  • Use of digital narrative from and in the field

The event will take place at Nottingham Trent University on the 8th January 2016. NTU and MELSIG are now developing the programme for the day and, as usual, welcome proposals that you think will fit this theme and be of interest to the sector.

Contact: Andrew Middleton with proposals for presentations and workshops: via @melsiguk or email a.j.middleton ‘at’

The full programme for the day is being developed here:

The Media-Enhanced Learning Special Interest Group (MELSIG) is run by and targeted at post-compulsory academics, learning technologists and educational developers. MELSIG hosts inspiring and leading edge events on how digital and social media are transforming the academic and student experience.