Introduction to Digital Storytelling
What is Digital Storytelling (DST)
Storytelling is considered the oldest form of education and has been a form of communication throughout human history. Also, it has been used as a means of educating children, so that they become literate. When a story is told digitally, it becomes digital storytelling. The definitions of digital storytelling differ among researchers, yet they demonstrate many significant similarities and main ideas. Generally speaking, digital storytelling is the practice of using computer and multimedia tools to tell stories. In other words, it combines traditional storytelling with various types of multimedia.In digital stories, a set of multimodal features and elements are included:
These digital stories are usually short in length, about two to three minutes long.
Regarding the topic of DST for educational use, it has been divided into three categories: personal narratives, stories that inform or instruct, and stories that examine historical events (Robin, 2008). Digital stories may be used for topics as varied as demonstrating how to build a bookshelf, recounting events from history or the narration of a personal life event. The flexibility and manifold possible uses for learning content make DST applicable in various areas of learning and teaching, including foreign language learning and teaching.
If you want to get started, visit this website https://www.storycenter.org. The site will give you a sense of what DST looks and sounds like!
Check out this video for a simple story told digitally