Digital Storytelling Using Both Keyboard and Pen
The digital media provide multiple platforms for nurturing creative thinking and training in writing. The keyboard and pen however are not mutually exclusive for aesthetic and technological reasons as well as for the practical needs of individual learners. This chapter shares three case studies from an undergraduate creative writing class using blended model of pen and paper, social media, and Blackboard, an online learning platform. Storyboards from a digital storytelling exercise and project, students’ self-reflections, and peer comments are discussed to illustrate how creativity, writing skills, and digital proficiency can be nurtured through a blended and collaborative learning environment.
KeywordsDigital storytelling Creative writing Blended learning Collaborative learning
My sincerest gratitude goes to the five innovative digital storytellers who have generously allowed me to quote their work. My heartfelt appreciation and best of wishes also to the 39 brave young artists who have created stories and shared with me in their learning journey.
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