Digital storytelling (DST) began at the Centre for Digital Storytelling in California, USA, and is now a worldwide phenomenon. In Britain DST has now been used extensively by the BBC to capture the richness of people’s lives.
Digital stories are "mini-movies" of images and sound, created and edited by people using cameras, computers, scanners and their own photo albums. This technique of combining stories and new technology means that anyone can easily create a story.
The use of digital storytelling in education is in its infancy but seems to offer a useful tool in assisting reflective learning, investigating and recording the student experience.
Digital Story Telling Projects @ the University of Gloucestershire
Enhancing Students' Learning Experiences Through the Use of Digital Storytelling
Phase 1 of The Higher Education Academy / JISC Higher Education e-Learning Pathfinder Programme
Digital Stroytelling Centre for Active Learning report
Digital storytelling websites
BBC Capture Wales
Linking Two Dynamic Processes to Promote Deep Learning
Tech Head Stories
Centre for Digital Storytelling
Powerhouse Museum, Design Hub - Sydney. True Design: a digital storytelling project
Digital storytelling in Education
Educational Uses for Digital Storytelling
Center for Reflective Community Practice
Higher Education Academy Learning and Technology
7 Things You Should Know About Digital Storytelling
Visual and audio diaries
Oxford Brookes University Visual Diaries
Oxford Brookes University Sound Diaries
Cowan, J. (1988) On Becoming an Innovative University Teacher: Reflection in Action. SRHE & Open University Press
Dewey, J. (1933) How We Think: A restatement of the relation of reflective thinking to the educative process. Boston: D.C. Heath.
Lewis, E (2007) Assessing Creativity in an Unhelpful Climate Creativity or Conformity? Building Cultures of Creativity in Higher Education Conference University of Wales Institute Cardiff January 2007
Kolb, D. A. (1984) Experiential Learning: Experience as the Source of Learning and Development. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice Hall
Moon, J. (2002) A handbook of reflective and experiential learning theory and practice
Schön, D, A. (1983) The Reflective Practitioner: How Professionals Think in Action. New York. Basic Books.
Schön D., A. (1987) Educating the reflective practitioner. London. Jossey-Bass
Storytelling as learning
McDrury, J. and Alterio, M. (2003) Learning through Storytelling in Higher Education: Using Reflection and Experience to Improve Learning. Dunmore Press Ltd.
Abrahamson, C. E. (1998) Storytelling as a Pedagogical Tool in Higher Education, Education, 1998
Ethics and Copyright Issues
Copyright and Oral History
Technical resources for creating a DST used @ the University of Gloucestershire
At the University of Gloucestershire (a predominantly PC based institution) we currently have two methods for creating digital stories, both of which rely on a XP/Vista platform. Links are provided below with links to ‘How to’ guides.
Claire Hanson & Jo Lonsdale
Disclaimer: Information accurate at 16/02/2010