Share Paper: Digital Storytelling: Engaging Students Through Multimodal And Interdisciplinary Learning

  1. Sangeetha Gopalakrishnan, Wayne State University, United States
Tuesday, June 26 3:50 PM-4:10 PM Oost

Abstract: Digital storytelling, the telling of stories via multimedia, is a valuable pedagogical tool as it enables students to engage in interdisciplinary investigation and multimodal learning through experiencing, as well as creating, digital stories. Although digital stories invariably have a strong emotional component, they can be instructional in nature and deployed in the classroom. While they are pedagogically valuable in the Humanities, especially in the study of language and culture, they are used as a teaching technique in many disciplines. Both the act of watching/experiencing and creating digital stories enables students to form deep and emotional connections with the subject matter. ...