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The BS of Storytelling (CALI 2015)

Keynote for Computer Assisted Legal Instruction (CALI) annual conference, June 19, 2015, Denver, CO.


Storytelling, you know the metaphors- cave paintings, campfires. There are all kinds of ways I could describe them, and the BS is not the BS you may be thinking of. Rather than defining, constraining storytelling, I share my experiences of creating digital stories and teaching to others of what "works" as elements, with suggestions how you can think of it as more than just a magic spice you sprinkle on your work. Like most, I have my own internal conversation– "I’m not a storyteller". A hook of interest, the shape of a narrative, a character to care about, suspension of belief, using less, media metaphors are story techniques that you can integrate into your work as educators.


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