Digital stories are multimedia projects combining text, images, audio and video files into short film clips.
In recent years, digital storytelling has turned college and university classrooms into spaces of creative critical multimedia production. Digital stories have proven to be a powerful medium for students to represent a theoretically-informed understanding of texts and contexts in a form other than “traditional” writing.
This multimedia archive on digital storytelling shares the results of a multi-campus study of student learning and digital storytelling in humanities classrooms.
What you will find in this site:
1) A research section addressing three major themes:
- Multimedia Distinctive: What about student learning in digital storytelling is distinctive to the media?
- Social Pedagogy: How does the explicitly social aspect of this process change student learning?
- Affective Learning: How does the emotional aspect of this process work to improve learning?
2) A grid that shows an alternative, condensed representation of our findings from this project
3) Video interviews with students and faculty as well as student produced digital stories