Check out the Digital Storytelling Multimedia Archive, which presents the findings from a cross-campus study on student learning and digital storytelling in the humanities. The term “digital story” refers to a type of multimedia project that combines images, video, and audio to explore a particular theme. Faculty in a wide range of disciplines have found that digital story assignments can provide an interesting representation of student learning.
The site includes research on multimedia, social pedagogies, and affective learning; a grid which synthesizes the project findings; and video interviews with students and faculty from Georgetown and other institutions. Led by Michael Coventry and Matthias Oppermann, this research effort emerged from work done as part of the Visible Knowledge Project.
For more resources on digital storytelling, see:
- The Georgetown University Digital Commons “Get Ideas” page on multimedia projects
- “7 Things You Should Know About Digital Storytelling” from EDUCAUSE
- “50+ Web 2.0 Ways to Tell a Story,” a wiki created by Alan Levine
- The University of Houston’s page on Educational Uses of Digital Storytelling
- The Digital Stories section of Gnovis, the online journal of Georgetown’s Communication, Culture, and Technology program
- “From Narrative to Database: Multimedia Inquiry in a Cross-Classroom Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Study,” an article by Coventry and Oppermann about the process of researching digital storytelling and creating the multimedia archive