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Digital Storytelling and Diasporic Identities in Higher Education

Collected Essays on Learning and Teaching Volume 5, ISSN 2368-4526


The increase in global migration to Canada has changed the demographic profile of students in Canadian higher education. Colleges and universities are becoming increasingly diverse by race, ethnicity, and culture. At the same time, the process of teaching and learning is on the cusp of transformation with technology providing the tools to alter the way post-secondary educators teach and how students learn. What pedagogical approaches have emerged to maximize educational benefit from these twin forces of migration and technology? This paper explores the use of one method that has attracted global interest: digital storytelling. Specifically, the article considers student-generated digital stories as a means to authenticate the multiple perspectives of learners and create space for their diverse voices in post-secondary education. A list of resources is included.


Benick, G. (2012). Digital Storytelling and Diasporic Identities in Higher Education. Collected Essays on Learning and Teaching, 5, 147-152. Retrieved October 25, 2021 from .

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