22 Digital Storytelling

Digital stories are short-form video productions (usually less than five minutes long) that combine video, audio, images, and narrative voice to share a unique and personal perspective on an experience, event, or phenomenon. Typically, digital stories are used to tell a personal narrative, inform or instruct on a topic, or examine historical or current events. Digital stories can be designed as individual or small group activities and support the following learning outcomes:

  • Higher-order learning
  • Curation and critical evaluation of source materials
  • Digital and information literacy, including attribution, copyright, and intellectual property
  • Self-assessment and reflection skills
  • Collaboration and communication

Practice examples

Select the following links to explore examples of digital stories in practice:

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