Digital storytelling new practice of everyday people who use digital tools to tell their 'story'

Digital stories are multimedia movies that combine photographs, video, sound, music, text, and often a narrative voice
Storytelling predates writing


The media used may include the digital equivalent of film techniques
The digital form of storytelling emerged with the advent of accessible media production techniques, hardware and software, including but not limited to digital cameras, digital voice recorders, iMovie, Windows Movie Maker and Final Cut Express. These new technologies allow individuals to share their stories over the Internet on YouTube, Vimeo, compact discs, podcasts, and other electronic distribution systems.

We use stories to share our experiences, learn from our past and imagine our future



Aspects of digital storytelling like pictures, music, and narration reinforce ideas and appeal to different learning types. Teachers can use it to introduce projects, themes, or any content area, and can also let their students make their own digital stories and then share them. Teachers can create digital stories to help facilitate class discussions, as an anticipatory set for a new topic, or to help students gain a better understanding of more abstract concepts.



Digital storytelling is being used by innovative startups to pitch their ideas to the potential investors and to communicate with potential customers to get feedback about the market potential of their product or service. Marketers use Digital Storytelling as a tool of user-generated content, when consumers contribute their opinion based on their own experiences about a product to promote a firm's product in the digital world.


Created with images by Karen Roe - "BT Artbox - Tomodachi" • 466654 - "video equipment technology" • jarmoluk - "cat video photo" • rotkevichkonstantin - "cinema projector overhead projector" • FirmBee - "office freelancer computer" • Het Nieuwe Instituut - "Moving Stories"

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