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ERIC Number: EJ776261
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Oct
Pages: 2
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-0036-6463
Art, Storytelling, and the Digital Economy
Ohier, Jason
SchoolArts: The Art Education Magazine for Teachers, v107 n2 p58-59 Oct 2007
A digital story can be anything that uses digital technology to construct narrative. It comes in many forms, including short movies and documentaries, using still images, voice-over narration, and music. It can be academic, abstract, or highly personal. Digital storytelling provides a powerful media literacy opportunity, as students are required to understand the art and technique of successful media communication and persuasion. It also depends on creativity, innovation, collaboration, design, critical thinking and other twenty-first century partnership skills that have become key in the digital economy. However, digital storytelling also presents a challenge. Stories are inherently hypnotizing, and depend on the listener's "willing suspension of disbelief" in order to be successful. Critical thinking is the opposite of this, demanding that students employ disbelief in the pursuit of understanding what is true, accurate and relevant. (Contains 1 online resource.)
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Language: English
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