Power of Social Interaction Software in Digital Storytelling Across Cultures and Throughout History
Melda N. Yildiz, Kean University, United States ; Guncha Komekova, US Public Affairs, Turkmenistan ; Gul Geldymuradova, Academy of Science, Turkmenistan
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in San Diego, CA, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-78-5 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA
Educators at all levels can use Digital Storytelling in many ways, from introducing new material to helping students learn to conduct research, synthesize large amounts of content and gain expertise in the use of digital communication and authoring tools. This study follows the process of digital storytelling among teacher candidates and explores three key topics in order to understand the educational experiences of the participants: the wide range of meanings participants associate with multimedia production and media education; the impact of media production activities in the curriculum; and the ways in which they integrate media and technologies in their curriculum projects. Participants argued challenges and advantages of new media as classroom tools; developed skills in deconstructing existing curricula; examined the process of producing media for improving student outcomes; and they gained alternative points of view on educational media and renewed interest and commitment to new media literacies.
Yildiz, M.N., Komekova, G. & Geldymuradova, G. (2010). Power of Social Interaction Software in Digital Storytelling Across Cultures and Throughout History. In D. Gibson & B. Dodge (Eds.), Proceedings of SITE 2010--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 1229-1233). San Diego, CA, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).