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What is Narrative as Art

Handbook of Research on Digital Information Technologies: Innovations, Methods, and Ethical Issues
Is narrative framed within the humanistic sciences. Narrative is this context is well defined and expressed through literary compositions such as prose and poetry.
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Digital Storytelling as a Tool in Education
Monica E. Nilsson (Bleckinge Institute of Technology, Sweden)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59904-970-0.ch010
The aim of this chapter is to discuss digital storytelling in the context of education. Two questions guide the study: What is a digital story? What is the motivation for making a digital story? I have examined short multimodal personally-told digital stories published on the Internet. As a theoretical framework for the discussion I have compared digital storytelling with storytelling traditions in the oral and the written culture. The result implies that the definition of a digital story depends on what is considered a narrative. By transcending what has traditionally been considered narrative and by defining narrative in a broader sense, digital storytelling is an innovative tool and serves as a promising activity facilitating learning and development in the post modern society.
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