Digital Storytelling—the missing key to online faculty development?
Patrick Lowenthal, Regis University, United States ; Ellen Stevens, Joanna Dunlap, University of Colorado at Denver and Health Sciences, United States
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in Phoenix, AZ, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-55-6 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC USA
This discussion will explore digital storytelling as a means to improve online faculty development. Institutions are beginning to place a greater emphasis on learner outcomes, leading to an interest in teaching quality and faculty development. Online faculty development is just one of many strategies institutions are using to develop faculty. However, online faculty development can isolate and depersonalize the experience. Digital storytelling may be an excellent way of engaging learners. Just as case studies are a successful tool to contextualize and situate learning, digital storytelling might be able to take case studies a step further by personalizing and humanizing both the instructional task and the online environment. This roundtable discussion will investigate these ideas further as well as share experiences using case studies, storytelling, and digital storytelling in online faculty development.
Lowenthal, P., Stevens, E. & Dunlap, J. (2005). Digital Storytelling—the missing key to online faculty development?. In C. Crawford, R. Carlsen, I. Gibson, K. McFerrin, J. Price, R. Weber & D. Willis (Eds.), Proceedings of SITE 2005--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 1187-1190). Phoenix, AZ, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).