The Impact of Digital Storytelling on Social Agency: Early Experience at an Online University

U21Global Working Paper No. 003/2006

14 Pages Posted: 16 May 2010

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Jeremy B. Williams

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Kanishka Bedi

U21Global Graduate School

Michael A. Goldberg

U21Global Graduate School

Date Written: August 1, 2006

Abstract

‘Digital Storytelling’ is a term often used to refer to a number of different types of digital narrative including web-based stories, hypertexts, videoblogs and computer games. This emergent form of creative work has found an outlet in a wide variety of different domains ranging from community social history, to cookbooks, to the classroom. It is the latter domain that provides the focus for this paper, specifically the online classroom at the tertiary level...Early feedback from students suggests that listening to and telling ‘true stories’ was a compelling and emotionally-engaging experience, providing an opportunity for ‘transformative reflection’ (Lambert 2000). By including multimedia, learners were able to build upon the fundamentals, presenting content in an easy-to-absorb and compelling way. In terms of team assignments students learned to become more effective actors in collaborative work environments.

Keywords: Digital storytelling, Learning pedagogy, Online education, U21Global

Suggested Citation

Williams, Jeremy B. and Bedi, Kanishka and Goldberg, Michael A., The Impact of Digital Storytelling on Social Agency: Early Experience at an Online University (August 1, 2006). U21Global Working Paper No. 003/2006 . Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1606104 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1606104

Jeremy B. Williams

affiliation not provided to SSRN ( email )

Kanishka Bedi (Contact Author)

U21Global Graduate School ( email )

88B, Level Three, Amoy Street
Singapore, 069907
Singapore

Michael A. Goldberg

U21Global Graduate School ( email )

88B, Level Three, Amoy Street
Singapore, 069907
Singapore

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