Sep 252012

Auxin Lunch Hour Seminar 25 September 2012: Digital storytelling

Presenters: Daniela Gachago and Veronica Barnes from CPUT.

Digital storytelling has entered Teaching and Learning in Higher Education  as a way of improving student engagement, reflection and digital literacies, providing a new, more authentic way to knowledge acquisition. What started in 2010 with a pilot in the School of Education has been rolled out to students in Nursing, Industrial Design, Architectural Technology, Food Technology and Graphic Design at CPUT. In this seminar we presented diverse approaches to and experiences with digital storytelling across the disciplines.

To view the podcast video of the presentation, please click on this link.

Interested in Digital stories for your own practise? Please contact JP Bosman (

** The software that Daniela talked about in the presentation is Photo story for windows 3

Keywords: Daniela Gachago, Veronica Barnes, digital stories, digital storytelling, engagement, reflection, education, industrial design, teaching


  4 Responses to “Digital Stories”

  1. This was most interesting, and some of the material presented, very moving. I really enjoyed this and am now thinking of how to adapt this for a course I teach.

  2. What became very clear to me is that one should iron out the reason you want to do it. One’s outcomes are crucial for this process. This is what we found with Michael Schmeisser’s (SU) project in Hortology as well. It can have application all over the spectrum of outcomes, but being clear on it is crucial.

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  4. Digital storytelling refers to a variety of emergent new forms of digital narratives, e.g. web-based stories, interactive stories, hypertexts, narrative computer games (such as Neverwinter Nights), audio and video podcasts, etc. … Tell your story now digitally.

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