Looking into the Experience of Creating a Digital Story: Another Perspective to Evaluating Digital Stories in the Classroom

ID: 31686 Type: Virtual Brief Paper
  1. Anh Nguyen, College of Education, University of Houston, United States

Digital stories as course assignments are normally assessed with rubrics. These rubrics normally reflect an outsider’s view with a summative assessment standpoint toward the digital stories created by learners in their learning process. This presentation proposes another perspective toward evaluating digital stories created in educational settings. The experience of creating the digital story reflects a long negotiating process before the learner can come to make the choices (of theme, ideas, images, music…) presented in the story. The experience of creating a digital story is then also a powerful story of learning which demands to be heard and considered when the story is evaluated. This presentation calls for the instructor and teachers’ attention to the formative aspect in evaluation when Digital Storytelling is incorporated in the curriculum.

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