A survey about the use of multimedia at the SDC in 2015 revealed a high interest in this topic and a need to further develop multimedia in practice. The list below provides you with good examples of already existing multimedia products created to support the work at the SDC.
The use of multimedia has several advantages. It enhances text-only messages by adding images and sound, moreover audiences are highly attentive to visual messages. Multimedia can increase learning effectiveness because it addresses the different senses and therefore are more appealing over traditional, lecture-based learning methods. It can also help to reflect upon your own experiences made or to talk about failures, for instance through a digital story.
Multimedia products have shown a huge potential for learning. That is why we highly support the further development of multimedia at the SDC. Find inspiration below of what is possible now.
Download the ebook with over 30 interactive digital storiesMobile access: 1. Download the Content Viewer for Apple or Android 2. Login: firstname.lastname@example.org, Password: storytelling, 3. Load the eBook (100MB) Read the eBook online with the webviewer:
The Plant Doctor Game, a video game specially developed for the Swiss pavilion at Expo Milano 2015, enables visitors to step into the shoes of a smallholder farmer who needs to protect his or her crops. Download: iTunes App Store or Google Play Store for Android
Blogging is sharing. Team Learning&Networking blogs about sharing and learning. With this blog they want to trigger reflection and discussion on learning initiatives within SDC and from outside of SDC
Culture Matters is a community of practice set up by staff members at the SDC. It is used to share experiences with culture and development. The blog makes it possible for anyone dealing with SDC support to art and culture to share his/her reflections and talk about good practice.
The sector of global cooperation at the SDC shows it's way of working with concrete examples in six short videos. The films were presented to friends and relatives of the collaborators during a theater performance. Catch a glimpse of the evening in this video: https://youtu.be/gItFJtiVZok
The short clip shows how video can be used to promote collaboration among herders in Western Mongolia.
The communication officer of the cooperation office in Mongolia produced a short video about innovative rural female leaders after her participation in a digital storytelling workshop.
In 2015 the SDC's new Culture and Development policy was adopted and following implemented in a video. The video explains the three parts of the cultural program: Interculturality; support to arts and culture in the SDC's partner countries (the cultural percent); and the culture programme in Switzerland.
An animated video explains the programmes, projects and contributions of the Global Programme Water Initiatives
People from the headquarter and from the field tell about their experiences with SDC's further training programme
This is an example how social reporting of an experience capitalisation can be documented with a pageflow. The SDC Eastern and Southern Africa Division (ESAD) wanted to capitalise experiences made in media-support to learn for the future. The workshop has been organised in cooperation with the the thematic network DDLGN and the division Knowledge-Learning-Culture (KLC),
The SDC regional seminar on roma social inclusion was accompanied by two social reporters. They documented the seminar with photographs and videos, collected key documents and made it accessible on a dedicated website afterwards.
For this face-2-face meeting videos, photographs and an extensive website were used to document the event. Participants were invited to share their impressions on Twitter which was embedded on the website.
The regional learning event, taking place November 3 – 5, 2015, held in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, represented a training opportunity for Swiss Cooperation Offices staff in Eastern Europe and Central Asia working in the health domain. In order to support learning the event was accompanied by a social reporter. The results were published on a blog where further exchange can happen.
This facebook account is a possibility to foster interaction among partners of SDC's culture programme and to animate colleagues to look at the potential of arts and culture for our work.
This is the official Twitter account of Switzerland for the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
A digital story is a 2-4 minute multi-media narrative that can be built with photographs, video clips, drawings and other artwork, ambient sound and a recorded voice-over. In a workshop in summer 2015 over 30 stories have been produced. In 2016 more stories will follow.
The Global Programme Water Initiatives (GPWI) of the SDC introduced in 2011 their first peer review-meeting. Now, they take place every half a year. We attended one in autumn 2015 and produced a multimedia reportage about how to do a peer review.
Exposure is a tool to create beautiful photo narratives. It's also a community of passionate photographers and storytellers