More Than A War : remembering 1914-1918
Donaghey, Sara; Berman, Sue; Seja, Nina
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Citation:Donaghey, S., Berman, S. and Seja, N. (2016). More Than a War: Remembering 1914-1918. Unitec ePress. ISBN 9781927214190 Retrieved from http://www.unitec.ac.nz/epress/
Permanent link to Research Bank record:http://hdl.handle.net/10652/3419
More Than a War: Remembering 1914-1918 presents a creative juxtaposition of digital platforms—a combination of audio, video, archival images, soundscapes, and social media, among others—to tell the stories from 1914–1918 in 2014. It features a collaboration between Unitec (academics and students enabled in digital storytelling technologies and methodologies), oral historians, heritage researchers, and community archivists from Auckland Libraries and Auckland Council. The project More Than A War brought a unique digital voice to the historical record in ways that allow the user to engage interactively with the content. This is a novel direction for digital storytelling in New Zealand, demonstrating the innovative quality of this work. Furthermore, the project significantly enhanced student engagement and learning; their creative responses not only contributed to the practice of transmedia and digital narrative but also to the historical record. Finally, the project exemplified the benefits of successful collaborative partnerships. Visit www.morethanawar.com to see the project in its entirety.
Keywords:Unitec courses, Bachelor of Communication (Unitec), digital literacy, digital storytelling, oral history, World War 1, 2014 Auckland Heritage Festival, collaborative research, transmedia storytelling
ANZSRC Field of Research:210311 New Zealand History, 200102 Communication Technology and Digital Media Studies
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