Be Here: EDU

Be Here: EDU helps students tell their stories with new mobile storytelling tools and resources.

In addition to helping students explore and better understand the communities they live in, Be Here: EDU provides students with training in 21st century skills and experiences that can translate into internships and job opportunities in the research, culture, and technology sectors.

Core Goals

  • Use new mobile technologies and the power of cultural storytelling to teach practical research and digital media skills within the classroom;
  • Foster cultural exchange between students and local residents through sharing and learning about what makes each community unique and important;
  • Break down boundaries between educational institutions and communities by building creative partnerships that cross the “town & gown” divide.

Be Here: EDU provides participating professors and students access to training, support and expertise in the use of cutting-edge digital publishing technologies. Professors and their students are encouraged to collaborate and develop ideas for location-based storytelling projects with local communities and within the university. MuseWeb provides expertise in digital storytelling and mobile experience design throughout the development and implementation of the projects.

Be Here: EDU Resources

  • Storytelling workshops
  • Digital project management workshops
  • Guest lecturers from the cultural sector and/or partnering academic institutions
  • Networking events to foster interdisciplinary and cross institutional partnerships
  • International network of cultural and academic institutions for project collaborations

Professors and students at Baltimore universities have already created these tours with the support of the Be Here program:

Loyola University

Morgan State University

Johns Hopkins University

Towson University

Contact us for more details and to get started!