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Thursday, March 31 • 10:30am - 11:00am
Paper Presentation 5/1: 378 Digital Storytelling To Enhance Learning LIMITED

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Digital storytelling is essentially storytelling with video, audio narration or music. The team embarked on digital storytelling for the students because it generates interest and motivation for IT savvy students to create personal recounts or narratives. It capitalizes on their creativity to plan and research for their work, to synthesize and utilize the extremely rich content of the internet.

In the process of constructing their narratives, students ask questions, form opinions and vocalize their ideas. They pick up cooperative learning skills when they collaborate with and critique their peers’ work. Their IT skills improve when they learn to add audio narration to their digital content. Since their end products are meant for a wide and diverse audience, they need to ensure that their stories are cogent, coherent and presentable. Their presentations are archived digitally.

The programme was rolled out for the Primary 3 students with 1 pilot class and the 6 other mixed-abilities classes. The entire pilot project lasted about 2 months and it included preparation of materials, refinement of lessons and implementation. The pilot class had 5 lessons of 3 periods each. Data collected included pre and post tests and a perception quiz. Students have given favourable feedback that they enjoyed this mode of learning.

The teachers benefit too from using digital storytelling as a teaching tool. They can use their students’ work as an anticipatory activity to arouse interest or as catalysts for discussions. They can also be integrated into the curriculum to teach values. Imagine the power of digital storytelling when applied throughout the whole school, the amount of student-centric resources created and how engaged the students will be when digital storytelling is part of the school instruction.

The presenters would also share the tools employed for digital storytelling, the creation of ebooks and the use of Learning Management System (LMS). From the sharing, audience could use some of the ideas to shape their own students’ learning.

avatar for ELAINE JEE


Senior Educational Technology Officer, Ministry of Education
Elaine conducts classroom research on implementation principles for sustainable and scalable applications of ICT for enriched learning experiences. She has shared her findings at various international conferences. Elaine also promotes a culture of active experimentation and reflective... Read More →


Ministry of Education


Ministry of Education


Ministry of Education

Thursday March 31, 2016 10:30am - 11:00am GMT+08
MR 327