Digital Storytelling and American Studies

@article{Oppermann2008DigitalSA,
  title={Digital Storytelling and American Studies},
  author={Matthias Oppermann},
  journal={Arts and Humanities in Higher Education},
  year={2008},
  volume={7},
  pages={171 - 187}
}
  • M. Oppermann
  • Published 1 June 2008
  • Psychology
  • Arts and Humanities in Higher Education
In recent years, digital storytelling has emerged as an alternative medium of knowledge production for students in American studies. A growing number of faculty are creating assignments which combine methodological markers of American studies and reinvented notions of critical pedagogy in a multimedia learning environment. Based on an analysis of student learning and interviews with student producers of digital stories, this essay investigates the potential of digital storytelling for the… 
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