Graduate Research Papers


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.

Year of Submission


Degree Name

Master of Arts


Department of Curriculum and Instruction

First Advisor

Leigh Zeitz, Advisor

Date Original


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