Digital storytelling in education is used as a tool to inspire students in the process of self reflection writing and to aid in connecting subject matter and course concepts. Digital storytelling also helps students acquire technology skills and boosts their digital literacies. Aside from presenting in their classrooms, the students we work with use their digital stories as part their resumes to demonstrate to potential employers that they have a valuable set of skills to offer. Students also use the digital story formula to create additional presentations that require them to form arguments supported by data or to communicate their research with compelling evidence. Additionally, students will upload their digital stories to online platforms to share within their learning networks, social media circles, and on their professional websites.
We have worked with 18 different disciplines including study abroad courses. Below are some examples of discipline specific student-produced digital stories.
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