Enhancing Teaching and Learning with Digital Storytelling

  title={Enhancing Teaching and Learning with Digital Storytelling},
  author={Shuyan Wang and Hong Zhan},
  journal={Int. J. Inf. Commun. Technol. Educ.},
This article intends to help educators interested in technology integration in the classroom acquire a firm theoretical foundation, pedagogical applications, and step-by-step technical procedures for infusing digital storytelling into the curriculum. Through illustrations of digital storytelling projects completed in the authors' undergraduate and graduate classes, this article discusses the benefits along with the challenges for using digital storytelling as a means of engaging students in… 

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