Share Paper: Building 21st. Century literacies through digital animated storytelling

  1. Lisa Gjedde, Aalborg University, Denmark

Abstract: Abstract: This paper will present the preliminary findings from a R&D project on developing 21st. Century literacies in a digital Storylab at a public library, doing digital animated storytelling, in collaboration with municipal schools. It will explore the implications for the approach to digital story-based learning for learner’s engagement, motivation and multimodal learning in a mixed methods study based on surveys, interviews and observations. The key literacy skills needed for 21st. Century learners have shifted from a predominant focus on verbal text towards multimodal literacies, that combine the visual, auditory and verbal with a fluency with digital tools. There is ...