Digital storytelling explores audio-visual clips combining images, speech-over narration, and other audio systems. This has originally been applied to community development, artistic, and therapeutic sessions, however, more recently it has been used for arts-based research and how suited it can be used across different groups.
Digital Storytelling can be used in classrooms in K-12 schools with educators incorporating into their curriculums to teach students digital technology applications, another educational setting such as early childhood education centers by helping to support student’s active participation through engagement processes like narrated stories during the read-aloud time, audio-visual narratives, including still images, a digital story to generate knowledge and using the automated game for learning. Digital storytelling can contribute to the overall positive mental health and therapeutic health of students, research has shown that digital storytelling applications used with marginalized groups of students have benefited the participants and their support networks.
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de Jager, A., Fogarty, A., Tewson, A., Lenette, C., & Boydell, K. M. (2017). Digital Storytelling in Research: A Systematic Review. The Qualitative Report, 10.