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No one really knows what the first story ever told in human history was, but storytelling is an art that spans many civilizations and cultures, and continues to be a major part of our modern lives. More recently, storytellinghas gone digital with advances in technology and connectivity. Educators have also rediscovered how storytelling can be an effective teaching pedagogy for engaged student learning. Adigitalstory can engage students' visual and auditory senses in a way that the written word alone cannot.
Suwardy, Themin, Gary Pan, and Poh-Sun Seow. "Using Digital Storytelling To Engage Student Learning." Accounting Education 22.2 (2013): 109-124. Education Research Complete. Web. 17 Nov. 2015.
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(To log in use 0000-PID; your pin/ password is your four digit birthday MMDD) From the abstract: "Digital storytelling has emerged over the last few years as a powerful teaching and learning tool that engages both teachers and their students. However, until recently, little attention has been paid to a theoretical framework that could be employed to increase the effectiveness of technology as a tool in a classroom environment. A discussion of the history of digital storytelling and how it is being used educationally is presented in this article. The theoretical framework, technological pedagogical content knowledge (TPCK), is described, along with a discussion of how this model might be used with digital storytelling."