Open Access Graduate Research Paper
Digital storytelling; Storytelling in education;
The purpose of this literature review was to examine the effects of storytelling on student engagement and motivation, literacy skills, and content knowledge across curriculum areas. In this review, over thirty purposefully selected peer-reviewed journal articles about the effects of digital storytelling on students' learning in the classroom were critically analyzed and evaluated. The research evidence showed that digital storytelling increases student motivation and engagement in student-centered projects. It had a positive effect on the improvement of literacy skills, other content knowledge and the 21st century skills both for the normal students and the students who normally struggle with writing a story. Students were more engaged when they were in control of reflecting, visualizing, and creating more meaningful digital stories to share with a large audience.
Year of Submission
Master of Arts
Department of Curriculum and Instruction
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©2014 Mindy Foelske
Foelske, Mindy, "Digital storytelling : the impact on student engagement, motivation and academic learning" (2014). Graduate Research Papers. 167.