MEPI Digital Storytelling Course Application Information

MEPI Digital Storytelling Course Application Information

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MEPI Alumni Connection is pleased to announce the call for applications for the Digital Storytelling Course.  The Digital Storytelling Course is part of the MEPI Alumni Connection, a program of the U.S.- Middle East Partnership Initiative (MEPI) and implemented by IREX. This is an online professional development opportunity that aims to leverage the emergence of multiple dynamic communication tools in order to tell your story. Please note that this second round of the course will be administered totally in Arabic.

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Over the course of four weeks, you will be trained in the following topics:

  • Storytelling 

  • Ethics in storytelling 

  • Developing and capturing a story 

  • Using different technologies in storytelling 

  • Conducting an effective interview 

  • Editing your story 

  • Utilizing online media to share a story 

Become a MEPI Alumni Digital Storyteller

Whether you want to master the art of telling your story (for example about a life impacting achievement, your other successes, or a project you are working on to share lessons learned) or you want to tell the story of another MEPI alumnus/a, consider applying for this course. By the end of the class, you will have several exciting deliverables and a capstone project that will shape and highlight your story and will be ready to share with external audiences. The course will be offered on our online platform hosted by Instructure LMS. You will also have the opportunity to earn a Credit Certificate from the George Mason University. 

Each week we will tackle two of the mentioned topics. The session will also be recorded for those who need to access the material later. Participants should budget around 2-3 hours per week for online sessions. The last two weeks will be dedicated to working on your capstone, and the time needed will depend on the format of your story (e.g. video, written, etc.).

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Application Instructions

The application is available online in Arabic and English.  Applications are now open, deadline for submission is July 26, 2020. 

For detailed instructions on the application process, eligibility requirements, selection criteria, the application form and other information, please review application materials below. 

To apply, please carefully read and follow the detailed application materials. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Only accepted candidates will be contacted. 

 Application Materials