Digital Storytelling: Learning to Be in Higher Education

  • Sandra P. M. Ribeiro
Part of the Digital Education and Learning book series (DEAL)


Higher education today is not about transferring consolidated or developed knowledge. There is a need for a range of generic skills that are relevant for society, essential for employability and overall citizenship such as applying knowledge in practice, adapting to new situations, information management skills, autonomy, team work, organising and planning, oral and written communication, without ignoring interpersonal skills. Digital Storytelling is a Process which foments positive student development in higher education, enhancing interpersonal relationships and self-knowledge while improving overall digital literacy. Digital Storytelling has the capacity to weave the essence of higher education: human (personal) development, social relational development and technology, thus fostering Boyer’s integrated learning approach.


High Education Interpersonal Relationship Digital Literacy Meaning Making Specific Content Knowledge 
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The work presented derives from a PhD project on Digital Storytelling in Higher Education carried out in Universidade de Aveiro, Portugal, between 2009 and 2014. Parts of the present chapter have been presented in conferences and published in Journals.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Sandra P. M. Ribeiro
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  1. 1.ISCAP: Instituto Superior de Cantabilidade e Administração do PortoPortoPortugal

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