Encyclopedia of Education and Information Technologies

2020 Edition
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Digital Storytelling in Teaching and Research

  • Marianna VivitsouEmail author
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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-10576-1_58



The aim of this entry is to present digital storytelling as teaching and research method and draw from findings of previous studies in order to offer an updated definition based on both essential dimensions, the activity of telling stories and the use of digital technologies. Toward this end, the term will be considered as a metaphorical noun phrase. Words can be identified as metaphors at the level of language when they display a contrast between a target domain meaning and a more basic source domain meaning; also, at the level of thought, when they display a contrast between concepts that belong to different conceptual domains; and finally, at the level of communication, when they are used as metaphors to indicate a change of perspective of the target domain of an utterance. In all these cases, a contrast or comparison is involved in metaphorical meaning. More...

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.CICERO Learning, Faculty of Educational SciencesUniversity of HelsinkiHelsinkiFinland

Section editors and affiliations

  • Jari Multisilta
    • 1
  1. 1.Satakunta University of Applied SciencesPoriFinland