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ERIC Number: EJ1240918
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2019
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1092-1206
Academic Librarians Supporting Digital Storytelling in the Sciences
Gowen, Elise
Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship, n93 Win 2019
Science curricula in academic settings increasingly emphasize the importance of fostering students' science communication skills through coursework and projects. One technique used to build students' multimedia communication skills is digital storytelling. Digital storytelling allows students to tell a subjective story that engages an audience's interest and empathy using a mixture of visual and audio cues. In the process, students develop their own skills building an emotionally engaging narrative through the interaction of words and imagery, skills that are not usually exercised in a STEM curriculum. At some institutions, instructors of this technique have partnered with librarians, who can offer valuable assistance in the form of copyright support, resource guidance, and technical support. This paper will discuss how science librarians can provide support for digital storytelling in the curriculum.
Science and Technology Section, Association of College and Research Libraries. 50 East Huron Street, Chicago, IL 60611. Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Pennsylvania
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