Instructional design/Digital story

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Learning Through Digital Storytelling[edit]

Come and listen to a story ...[edit]

Do you want to motivate your students to think critically, reflect deeply and engage their natural creativity? Have them use the growing array of digital tools at their disposal to tell stories. Stories like the tale of Jed Clampett. Click here to watch it. (Ctrl+click or Command+click to open link in a new window)

As the Beverly Hillbillies theme shows, stories are all around us – in history, contemporary culture, literature, songs, everyday life. Stories capture how humans meet the challenge of making sense of their world. They hold the power to teach and to persuade. Harnessing them as a teaching tool can make you a more effective instructor or trainer. Digital storytelling tools give students control over how they express what they’ve learned.

This lesson will show you how to do just that by providing the tools for creating a digital storytelling plan for use in any learning experience. If you’re new to digital storytelling, don’t worry: You’ll be provided plenty of practice.

Learning Objectives[edit]


After completion of this Wikiversity, you will be able to:

  • Define digital storytelling.
  • List the elements of a story arc.
  • Create a story map.
  • Choose the proper digital tools for different storytelling scenarios.
  • Create a plan for implementing digital storytelling in a lesson and complete a self-assessment.