LLU Live #15: Digital Micro-storytelling

This entry is part 15 of 25 in the series LLU Live

460996254_4798acd4ae_bDigital Micro-storytelling is a sub-genre of digital storytelling (DST). These digital micro-narratives (DMNs) differ from traditional DST in that they are consist of a larger number of frequently updated but shorter pieces of communication. DST is usually part of project-based learning. But in certain instructional scenarios it is actually more advantageous to have learners continuously produce shorter pieces of narration (which then can make up a larger narrative).

“All the research on writing productivity tells us this:To be productive, writers need frequent, low-stress contact with a project that interests them, in a supportive environment.” (Joli Jensen – https://chroniclevitae.com/news/154-the-road-to-scholarly-writing-utopia )

DMNs can involve multiple modes besides writing; especially the possibility of including spoken words and images can be powerful in certain learning scenarios.
Join us for a conversation about digital micro-narratives at LLU!


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Felix Kronenberg is working at Rhodes College in Memphis, TN. His research interests include academic space design, video games and language learning, digital storytelling, and the culture of advertising. He teaches German and language pedagogy, and maintains the Language Technology Boot Camp blog and web site.

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