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In the September 2009 issue of Columns Magazine, the article “It’s Not Your Father’s Classroom Anymore” by Catherine O’Donnell examines the changes in classroom technology over the years. With an introductory cameo appearance by my family (three generations of UW Huskies), the article features the revered Hanson Hosein, Director of the cutting edge Master of Communication in Digital Media graduate program at the University of Washington. Through the MCDM program, Hosein and his team break past traditional teaching methods in order to create forward-thinking graduates who, in turn, push the envelope on business standards. The outcome of the program is a population of inquisitive and creative graduates who strategically innovate and aren’t afraid to get their hands dirty in the burgeoning new media outlets.

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Storytelling: Five-image slideshow (or, “sledshow,” in this case), less than three minutes long, with a beginning, middle and end. 

ACTION IDEA:
OVERCOMING FEAR: SLEDSHOW—A group of urban, preppy young professionals from the city head to the woods. After the struggle of reaching their remote, amenity–free lodging, they realize that they are beyond their comfort-zones. They decide to embrace their anxieties and challenge their fears. This is embodied best by “extreme sledding,” which does not come injury-free. Together, they find joy in stepping beyond the comfort of their cosmopolitan lifestyles.

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