Open Access Graduate Research Paper
Digital storytelling; Computers and literacy; Language arts (Secondary)--Computer-assisted instructed; Literacy;
Digital storytelling has been a popular activity in technologically well-equipped classrooms, and is gaining popularity due to its ability to help build important 21st century skills for learners and engaging lessons for instructors. This paper reviewed twenty peer-evaluated investigations from 2001 to 2010, citing five original qualitative case studies, twelve research-based papers regarding digital narratives and the skills needed for the 21st century learner. Included in this review is a definition of digital storytelling via a detailed model, an explanation of the 21st century literacies, obstacles to integrating digital narratives, and discussion of related communication skills. Recommendations were made based upon the review encouraging the continued implementation of digital narratives in the classroom, and the promotion of this activity as a viable skill builder.
Date of Award
Master of Arts
Department of Curriculum and Instruction
Leigh E. Zeitz
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©2012 William P. Lammers
Lammers, William P., "Digital storytelling : building 21st century literacy skills in the secondary classroom" (2012). Graduate Research Papers. 197.