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Impressions about the Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) ‘The Future of Storytelling’

From October to December, 2013 I participated in the MOOC Course ‘The Future of Storytelling’ facilitated by Iversity. Iversity is linked to the University of Applied Sciences in Potsdam, Germany.
MOOC means a Massive Open Online Course aimed at unlimited participation and open access via the web. The ‘Future of Storytelling’ helped me to get a better insight on:
How fictional stories work;       How new technologies influence the ways stories are told and perceived;How technologies engage and audience fast and continuously;       How I can develop and implement my own story ideas or how I can facilitate storytelling.Content of the course The format of the course was very practical.Every week, I got the opportunity to watch video lectures about storytelling basics,storytelling on tv, the web and role play games.Later on I got acquainted with new modern techniques of storytelling such as transmedia storytelling and augmented reality and location-based storytelling. At the end of each online…