Appendix 1 – Digital storytelling at Netskills

Employees at Netskills have been engaged in the production of digital stories and although these pieces of media were not examined as part of the research it is helpful to have some examples to show that might provide some useful context.

Personal digital stories

In 2012 several members of Netskills, with colleagues fro Jisc infoNet attended a 4 day workshop run by Curiosity Creative to explore the techniques involved in producing digital storytelling and explore its uses within the work of both organisations. This is an example by Steve Boneham. Another is the Cheese Sandwich example shown in the introduction chapter.

Dear John by Steve Boneham from Curiosity Creative on Vimeo.

Project stories

Also in 2012, Netskills undertook some work with Northumberland National Park Authority that required the production of digital stories to complement the development of a mobile website. The first is a personal reflection on undertaking the project, the second is a video introduction of one of the NNPA sites along Hadrian’s Wall using digital storytelling techniques.

The desk can wait from Chris Thomson on Vimeo.

Walltown – a changing landscape from Chris Thomson on Vimeo.

Stories about Netskills

In 2013, after this research was conducted, Netskills began the production of digital stories to illustrate some of the work they had undertaken. The example shown here was produced by Hanna Miettinen about an activity Netskills supported called Pi Day Live.

The last example, rather than being a true digital story, uses some of the techniques to capture some interviews that were recorded during a workshop on Storytelling Techniques for Project Dissemination in March 2013. It includes some of Netskill’s and infoNet’s employees explaining the background to the event as well as some of the responses from the attendees.