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Shift alt story: an introduction to digital storytelling

The Centre for Youth Literature at the State Library of Victoria presents a unique online opportunity to engage with storytelling in the digital era.

This short online learning course for teachers and school library teams explores how digital platforms have transformed the reading experience. Discover how readers and writers engage with the story and each other to create new media and passionate communities.

The four-unit, self-paced program covers:

  • new ways to connect with characters and storytelling
  • sharing our experience of reading and publishing online
  • how to enable young people to create and distribute their writing across platforms and around the world

The course runs from 1 to 26 September 2014. Bookings are now open. Places are limited – book early to avoid disappointment.


For more information phone 03 8664 7099 or email

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