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A new app that uses artificial intelligence (AI) to help deaf children and their parents learn to read together has launched in the UK.Chinese technology giant Huawei has created the StorySign app, which uses the firm's own AI and a smartphone's camera to recognise words on a page and translate…
Professor David Frohlich, Director of the Digital World Research Centre at the University of Surrey presented a paper from the Time Matters project, at the Human-Computer Interaction International Conference. The paper entitled ‘Mobile digital storytelling in a Brazilian care home’, focuses on the role of technology and dementia and how…
Are you interested in learning more about the life stories art form? Award-winning arts charity Re-Live is running two five-day training programmes to help health and social care professionals who are involved with the arts and artists develop their life story skills. Participants will be asked to reflect on their…
The University of Gloucestershire has won €237,000 of EU funding to lead a project to help schools, universities and other organisations better understand the backgrounds of migrants, refugees and asylum seekers. ‘MyStory: Digital Storytelling Toolbox for Diversity’ will help train teachers and school pupils in the use of digital media…
Author, Will Green (35) is a former alcoholic and mental health sufferer who is passionate about raising awareness of mental illness. He talks to us about how he uses writing as a form of therapy. Writing had been suggested to me various times by therapists as an avenue to explore…
Narrative Therapy is established as an important strategy for helping people to overcome mental health problems by telling their stories, aiming to assist them in realising their resilience and strength in overcoming difficulties, and the University of a Huddersfield is becoming a key UK centre for offering teaching and research…
We’re all aware of the power, and the increasing popularity, of story to get a message across. And visual stories can be even more powerful. The quick creation of online, multimedia stories is possible using Medium. Medium enables the publication of stories that comprise text, web links, videos and photographs.…
English students at De Montfort University in Leicester (DMU) have been using their storytelling skills to write the life stories of elderly residents in a care home. Final year English students Ciaran Quinn, Victoria Cox, Eleanor Woulfe, Lauren MacDougall have now produced Transitions, a magazine of stories all about the…
Robert McKee, a screenwriter and lecturer, is quoted as saying ‘Stories are how we remember, we tend to forget lists and bullet points’. We all at some time have been subjected to busy and / or illegible Powerpoint slides at events, without really taking any learning away from them. Stories…
Evidence summary that explores what story and storytelling is, and whether autobiographical, first-person storytelling has a valuable impact on practice, and can engender positive meaningful change for individuals who access support.