Developing digital literacies through digital storytelling

This is the presentation and the video I presented at the eLA 2011 conference. The programme can be found here.

This presentation was a critical reflection on a project we carried out last year in the Faculty of Education, where final year pre-service teachers developed digital stories as part of the professional development course. They reflected in these digital stories on their journey to becoming teachers and the seven roles of a teacher, which form the basis of the South African teacher curriculum. The focus of this presentation was the potential of digital stories to develop digital literacy skills in a diverse student population. Results of the study showed, that although students improved their digital literacy skills, significant differences in the outcome could be seen based on students’ race and home language. A more practice-based approach to teaching digital literacies might provide a more inclusive way of integrating technology in the class room.


Example digital story


About D Gachago

I have been working in the field of eLearning for more than 10 years, in commercial companies and in Higher Education, in Austria, Botswana, Scotland and now South Africa. I am still enthusiastic about all the interesting stuff that's going on and am trying desperately to keep on top of all the new technology coming out (not always managing very well).
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2 Responses to Developing digital literacies through digital storytelling

  1. Jolanda Morkel says:

    Great work! I look forward to studying the programme and chat to you about the conference, soon.

  2. Pingback: Digital narratives; not new but still interesting… « sue watling

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