Exploring Digital Storytelling

Track : Online Learners

Levels : Intermediate,Advanced
Eligible for Online Teaching Certificate elective : Yes

Digital storytelling combines multiple media formats to create impactful learning experiences that engage both the mind and emotions of the learner. In this workshop you will explore the foundational elements of effective digital storytelling including audience, purpose, audio, visual, and technology. As part of the workshop you will observe examples of digital storytelling in education and discuss the use of such assets as effective learning experiences.  Finally, you will put your learning into practice and create a digital storytelling asset implementing strategies for learning environments.

Learning Objectives

  • Explore the use of digital storytelling in online learning environments
  • Explore components of digital storytelling
  • Create and publish a short digital story


Prerequisite: Participants in this workshop need to have working knowledge of basic presentation tools and some video editing skills.



This is an asynchronous, week-long workshop which will begin on a Monday and end on the following Sunday. The workshop will require approximately 6-8 hours of work, including reading research-based articles, viewing presentations, engaging in online discussion forums, and submitting assignments. Total length of time to completion: 7 days.


Who should attend?

  • Faculty who teach in any modality
  • K-12 Teachers
  • Instructional designers
  • Educational technologists
  • Librarians

What are the key takeaways from this workshop?

  • A better understanding of what digital storytelling is and how it can be applied to education
  • Examples of digital storytelling
  • Tools for audio and video to create your own digital story
  • Things to consider regarding copyright, Creative Commons, and accessibility
  • Creation of a short digital story

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Refund Policy
If you register and pay for a OLC workshop and are unable to enroll (due to personal schedule conflicts, illness, etc), we will be happy to apply your payment to another OLC workshop in the same calendar year upon your written request to workshop@onlinelearning-c.org. No refunds will be given.