To find out how you can participate in one of these days, check out Storymaking.net
From pitching ideas in the office to posting holiday snaps to your favourite social places, we use stories in every area of our lives. To entertain, explain, educate and engage. We are made of stories.
Thanks to the Open University I am able to offer a series of free workshops. These will be hosted by the OU in a number of cities across the UK. Think of this as a chance to sharpen your story-making skills for home, for fun or for professional use. We will be using today’s tools and platforms for documenting and sharing, connecting and curating.
Bring your mobile device or tablet and join us on a storymaking walk where you’ll get the chance to make and share a story of your own. We’ll show you how to:
· Use a range of storymaking tools and apps
· Take better photos with your mobile device
· Record and share audio
· Capture and share video
· Geotag your location
· Integrate multiple elements into your story
· Use tags to make your story visible
· Curate and Share your content online.
Events will be regularly held around the UK and there will be a limited number of 12 places with slots will be allocated on a first come, first served basis. Bring your own snacks or a packed lunch but hot drinks will be provided.
Please check out Storymaking.net and if you have any questions or would like to suggest future possible locations, feel free to comment below or ask me @DocumentallyBenjamin Ellis and Samuel Hedberg for the photos
Come to Bristol!
I think it may be on the cards. Perhaps to coincide with the official launch of the mobods app. 😉
Gustav Nord says
A luxury session it seems! Coming to Stockholm?
I will ask about international days. Thanks for the interest. 🙂
Rob Amour says
It’d be great if you could do a session in Sheffield
Thanks for the interest Rob. Not sure how near the nearest OU regional center is to there but who knows. 🙂
Rob Amour says
Looks like Leeds is the closest
Newcastle-Gateshead will give you a warm welcome 🙂
Cool. I think that may well be on the draft list. Thanks!
Herb Kim says
If you need any help in making a NE one happen let me know. The OU Regional Centre is in Gateshead 🙂
Jeff Bundy says
1) Looks like a Nokia N95. Close? It was a great phone w/ camera and a few useful apps. 2) You’d love Boulder, Colorado (USA) at the foot of the Great Rocky Mountains. Really. 🙂 3) Barring that, I’d settle for a telepresence session. 😉
2) I bet I would! always wanted to go.
3) Perhaps I should formulate a Skype session. 🙂
Momo Levi says
Where are you based?
Come up North: Leeds or Madchester please!
I think that is highly likely.. 🙂
Steve Prior says
What a great idea for Swindon, home of the Great Western Railways and now the Steam Museum. I understand the power of stories and would love to get to a Workshop. If not Swindon then what about Oxford, Bristol or perhaps Reading.
Warmest regards from Steve
Hi Steve. Thanks for registering your interest. Lots of possibilities and i am sure we can accommodate at least one of them 🙂
Richard McMurray says
Do you know when you will be doing a workshop in London?
Hi Richard. As soon as we have a plan in the making we will share here and look at dates.
Dan Goodwin says
How about Deepest Cornwall? (or Devon, or Somerset?). I have no idea if the OU has anything down here. If you’re able to host elsewhere, I know a big biome greenhouses in an old mine type place that’d be up for having you…
The SodShow says
Dublin my good man. And you’d be well looked after 😉
Let me know when suits and HNY
Hi Peter, we’d need some kind of refreshments venue to start and finish at. Any ideas would be appreciated. Cheers!
Tim Arnold WEA says
Re the Cambridge workshop, definitely interested in getting on this one or a future date, should you be able to wangle another. As per my email, our organisation is an official OU partner and we share accomodation at Cintra House in Cambridge.
Sibylle Weber says
If you do Cambridge, you’ll have to do Oxford as well 😉 Or somewhere else West of London. Or in London. Would love to come to one of these workshops as my MA project is based around story–telling in web design.
Hi, yes we hope to head to a number of UK locations. Will keep you posted through this blog.
A few have asked for Dublin now. Looks likely. 🙂
Julie Ellam says
Are you planning to bring this up to Scotland?
I don’t see why not. I’ll have a chat with the Open University and see what they think. Thanks for the comment.
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Of those attending we have @bormaennchen, @ronaldagreen, @blacknotebook and @jbeeee
Just had a cancellation due to illness so if you feel like you missed out on this I have an opening. Please let me or @JaneMatthews know you are interested in joining us tomorrow (18th).
Simon Edwards says
How about coming to do one at http://wordfestcrawley.org in March? Dates on the website etc