Share Paper: An Online Digital Storytelling Course for Older Adults: A Design Approach

  1. Robyn Margot Schell, Simon Fraser University, Canada
Tuesday, June 26 5:15-5:45 PM Oost

Abstract: In a digital storytelling workshop for older adults, results showed that this activity provided an opportunity to make social connections with others through story and improve technical proficiency. A digital story is a type of movie that embeds multimedia such as narration, photographs, music and text. In our workshop, participants created digital stories that reflected an important moment in their lives. To reach a wider audience, our original face to face workshop was transformed to a fully online course. In this paper, we examine two approaches for designing this course for those 65+: the principles of andragogy and interface design. ...