Digital Stream 2007

Conference material archives
In April 2007, I spoke at the Digital Stream Conference to present a paper about Project VIEW.

Abstract: This paper explores the use of camera phones and digital storytelling for cross-cultural connections between students in the United States and students in the developing world. Although lack of access to computer technology is a common problem in the developing world, ''mobile'' phones are ubiquitous. Camera phones combined with non-verbal communications like movement and digital storytelling allow young people to establish meaningful connections with each other across geographic and cultural boundaries. The video exchanges are a cross between websites like MySpace and Facebook, traditional penpal programs and distance learning. Research findings from a trip to Sri Lanka to investigate technological, social, and curricular protocols for camera phone cross-cultural connections will be reported.

Digital Stream 2007 Paper about Project VIEW (pdf)