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Digital Storytelling

The goal of this guide is to explain the purpose and value of digital storytelling for the sciences, and to describe applications, tools, and tutorials to tell your own digital stories.

What is Digital Storytelling?

What is Digital Storytelling? Icons for a computer, video camera, microphone, camera and music.

 

Digital storytelling is the process of telling a story using video, images, audio, music, geospatial applications, and any other digital media.

In the case of scholarly digital storytelling, you will be presenting research using video, images, audio, music, geospatial applications, and any other digital media.

Digital Storytelling and Science

Neurological studies have show that non-narrative writing only engages the part of the brain that controls understanding. Stories, meanwhile, engage the brain as if the listener were actually there. Humans are built for narrative, and one of the best ways for scientists to effectively communicate their research and findings to those outside the field is through finding ways to communicate their work as a story.

This TEDTalkX goes into more depth below.