The Role of Music in Digital Storytelling and Education

Digital storytelling (DST) presents incredible new opportunities for the world of education. New media and DST tools have the potential to enhance education in all settings. Digital storytelling through mediums such as virtual reality, online experiences, games, music, podcasts etc. or a combination of these platforms, has the potential to change the way students learn at all levels, regardless of subject matter. In his book Digital storytelling in the classroom: New media pathways to literacy, learning, and creativity, Jason Ohler argues that digital stories with appropriate sound, music, and mixing technique, can have a deep impact on education (Ohler, 2008). Widespread access to new technology is … Continue reading The Role of Music in Digital Storytelling and Education

Digital Storytelling in the Classroom

Ohler, Jason. Digital Storytelling in the Classroom: New Media Pathways to Literacy, Learning, and Creativity. Thousand Oaks, CA: Corwin, 2008. Print. The primary text I will look at for the purposes of this paper is by Jason Ohler. In this book, Ohler defines how storytelling and new media can be used as tool to further education in the classroom. Ohler aims to educate potential practitioners and teachers on the grammar, theory and language of digital storytelling and how to approach teaching the subject in a classroom setting. My focus will be on a section of the book, which discusses the grammar of using audio in digital … Continue reading Digital Storytelling in the Classroom