Digital 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.
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