Using Digital Storytelling to Engage Student Learning

Accounting Education: An International Journal (2012)

Singapore Management University School of Accountancy Research Paper

20 Pages Posted: 18 Apr 2013 Last revised: 7 Nov 2016

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Themin Suwardy

Singapore Management University - School of Accountancy

Gary Pan

Singapore Management University - School of Accountancy

Poh-Sun Seow

Singapore Management University - School of Accountancy

Date Written: 2012

Abstract

No one really knows what the first story ever told in human history was, but storytelling is an art that spans many civilizations and cultures, and continues to be a major part of our modern lives. More recently, storytelling has gone digital with advances in technology and connectivity. Educators have also rediscovered how storytelling can be an effective teaching pedagogy for engaged student learning. A digital story can engage students’ visual and auditory senses in a way that the written word alone cannot. This article describes such an effort. The Movie-Door-2-Door.com (MD2D) is a digital story spanning 12 episodes. The story revolves around three young business graduates who started their own business and discovered the role of financial information in managing a business along the way. An independent survey by the University’s teaching unit showed that the use of such digital stories can be an appropriate pedagogy to help student contextualize accounting and its role in helping management make decisions. The first four episodes of the MD2D digital story are available for viewing at the SMU website.

Keywords: Digital storytelling, contextual learning, computer-based learning, teaching

JEL Classification: M41

Suggested Citation

Suwardy, Themin and Pan, Gary and Seow, Poh-Sun, Using Digital Storytelling to Engage Student Learning (2012). Accounting Education: An International Journal (2012); Singapore Management University School of Accountancy Research Paper . Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2253185

Themin Suwardy (Contact Author)

Singapore Management University - School of Accountancy ( email )

60 Stamford Road
Singapore 178900
Singapore

Gary Pan

Singapore Management University - School of Accountancy ( email )

60 Stamford Road
Singapore 178900
Singapore

Poh-Sun Seow

Singapore Management University - School of Accountancy ( email )

60 Stamford Road
Singapore, 178900
Singapore

HOME PAGE: http://accountancy.smu.edu.sg/faculty/profile/76099/SEOW-Poh-Sun

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