ERIC Number: EJ1110734
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Sep
Abstractor: As Provided
Exploring the Use of Interactive Digital Storytelling Video: Promoting Student Engagement and Learning in a University Hybrid Course
Shelton, Catharyn C.; Warren, Annie E.; Archambault, Leanna M.
TechTrends: Linking Research and Practice to Improve Learning, v60 n5 p465-474 Sep 2016
This study explores interactive digital storytelling in a university hybrid course. Digital stories leverage imagery and narrative-based content to explore concepts, while appealing to millennials. When digital storytelling is used as the main source of course content, tensions arise regarding how to engage and support student learning while holding them accountable for watching the video. We explore interactive video as a way to mitigate and engage with these issues. The context is a hybrid sustainability course for preservice teachers that used digital stories in a "conventional" format in which students could start, stop, and pause the video at will, as well as an "interactive" format with all the same features, plus programmed pauses for required understanding checks. A survey of students (n = 223) indicated they believed interactive digital stories supported engagement, scaffolded learning, and increased learning gains, but did not increase accountability. Evaluation of quiz performance indicated they recalled significantly more with interactive videos, compared to conventional videos. Implications for practice are discussed.
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, Story Telling, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, College Students, Online Courses, Higher Education, Course Content, Academic Achievement, Preservice Teachers, Scaffolding (Teaching Technique), Video Technology, Student Surveys, Interactive Video
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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