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Keywords

Digital storytelling; Motivation in education;

Abstract

Digital storytelling can be used in the classroom to motivate and engage students. This review examines the effects digital storytelling has on motivation and engagement in students ages 5-18. The researcher examined research studies, attended Webinars, and read articles and books, which included 15 peer-reviewed articles published between 2008 and 2015 for a detailed analysis. The research evidence indicated students were motivated and engaged by spending more time on task and increasing task completion when creating a meaningful and authentic story, with collaborating and learning from their peers while using technology. These results will be useful for educators and administrators who are considering adopting digital storytelling for teaching and learning. Future research on using digital storytelling in K-12 education, particularly focusing on the elementary level, is recommended.

Date of Award

2016

Degree Name

Master of Arts

Department

Department of Curriculum and Instruction

First Advisor

Leigh Zeitz, Advisor

Date Original

5-2016

Object Description

1 PDF file (35 pages)

Language

EN

File Format

application/pdf

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