Volume 10, Number 1
Undergraduate Students' Perceptions and Attitudes about Foreign Language-Related Digital Storytelling
Ioanna Tyrou, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece
The educational use of digital storytelling can put students at the centre of teaching, effectively engaging them to dynamically express their ideas, in technology integration and project-based learning. Digital storytelling can be the basis for meaningful learning and authentic creations, for personal deepening in cognitive objects and concepts, for the transmission of messages and practices. It is the didactic digital tool for active engagement and connection of experiences and emotions with knowledge. The present case study determines the perception and attitude of undergraduate students about digital storytelling in the foreign language. We were interested in seeing if digital storytelling enhances communication skills in a foreign language if the learners consider it an effective educational tool and to what extent our students can create their own stories. The findings confirm that digital storytelling enhances the authenticity of communication and activities, engages in a variety of skills and types of literacy, improves teaching practices, the interest in foreign language learning, communication skills, pronunciation, creativity, and expressiveness reading.
Digital storytelling, foreign language education, academic environment.