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Digital Stories in ePortfolios: Multiple Purposes and Tools

January 5, 2011

Helen C. Barrett, Ph.D provides a host of excellent resources for digital storytelling and eportfolios. She writes, “I have been exploring the many uses of digital stories in electronic portfolios. An ePortfolio is a purposeful collection of work that demonstrates effort, progress and achievement over time, stored in an electronic container (CD, DVD, WWW). In this context and in terms of the technology, a digital story is a digital video clip, told in the author’s own voice, illustrated mostly with still images, with an optional music track added for emotional effect. Rhetorically, a digital story is a personal narrative that may show the author’s identity: strengths, weaknesses, achievements, disappointments, learning experiences, passions, and hopes for the future; in other words: reflection.”

Further in her paper, Dr. Barrett addresses two issues: developing digital stories in ePortfolios: Why? and How? or the Multiples Purposes for adding digital stories to ePortfolios and the emerging Web 2.0 tools that can be used to develop digital stories.  Barrett has provided web links and invites  you  to share your own examples,  More…

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