Graduate Research Paper (UNI Access Only)
Digital storytelling; Motivation in education;
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
Master of Arts
Department of Curriculum and Instruction
Leigh Zeitz, Advisor
1 PDF file (35 pages)
©2016 Robyn Bredvick
Bredvick, Robyn, "The effects of digital storytelling on student motivation and student engagement" (2016). Graduate Research Papers. 89.