Instructional Value of Digital Storytelling: Higher Education, Professional, and Adult Learning Sett
Although storytelling has been recognized as an effective instructional strategy for some time, most educators are not informed about how to communicate a story that supports learning—particularly when using digital media. The Instructional Value of Digital Storytelling provides a broad overview of the concepts and traditions of storytelling that have endured over time and prepares professors, workplace trainers, and instructional designers to tell stories through 21st century media platforms, providing the skills critical to communication, lifelong learning, and professional success.
Using clear and concise language, The Instructional Value of Digital Storytelling explains how and why storytelling can be used as an instructional method, particularly contemporary instances through social media and knowledge-based systems, as well as emerging models such as text novels, multiplayer games, and interactive stories. Applications of storytelling in context are provided for diverse disciplinary settings within higher education as well as both formal and informal adult learning. A continuously updated companion website provides links to research, digital stories, primary sources, and storytelling communities.