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Digital Storytelling in Language Education

by Hamzeh Moradi 1,* and Hefang Chen 2
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College English Education Center, Nanfang College of Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou 51970, China
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College of Foreign Languages, Zhongkai University of Agriculture and Engineering, Guangzhou 51970, China
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Behav. Sci. 2019, 9(12), 147; https://doi.org/10.3390/bs9120147
Received: 24 October 2019 / Revised: 29 November 2019 / Accepted: 5 December 2019 / Published: 9 December 2019
(This article belongs to the Special Issue XVI European Congress of Psychology)
Modern technology provides lots of opportunities in order to connect classrooms with the world. Technology provides a greater and better source of information, yet solutions are needed to be mediated through the appropriate remedy. The emergence of new technology and digital resources during the past few decades has significantly influenced the learning environment and educational prospects. However, one of the challenges of practitioners and researchers is preparing learners with the required skills for the effective use of modern technology in the process of learning. Researchers proposed that a combination of societal constructivism and technology-integrated learning is crucial for obtaining and accomplishing present-day academic goals. The present paper highlights the significance and intricacy of modern technology, specifically digital storytelling (DST), in education. It elaborates the most salient aspects of DST application in language education, considering phases and elements of effective digital stories, steps of composing a digital story, and a critical description on the implementation of DST and fosterage of academic performance. View Full-Text
Keywords: digital storytelling; collaboration; communicative skills; language education; language enhancement digital storytelling; collaboration; communicative skills; language education; language enhancement
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