Place-Based Education

Engaging students in their own communities through local history, local culture and the local environment. An initiative of the Massachusetts Studies Project at UMass Boston.

Digital Storytelling: Using Technology to Tell Stories


Oral history projects are a dime a dozen.  It seems so easy: find a few local folks with good stories to tell,  and stick a microphone in front of them.  Many of us have learned the hard way that oral history projects – that is, those that result in interesting, usable primary source material – need to be carefully planned and executed.  Fortunately there are materials at hand like this website housed at our sister campus, UMass Amherst:

Digital Storytelling: Using Technology to Tell Stories

Created and Maintained by Kevin Hodgson, technology liaison for the Western Massachusetts Writing Project, the site is aimed towards Windows users, but contains info that will be useful for oral history projects at all levels, and on all platforms.  Sections include:

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