Type of Presentation

Individual paper/presentation (20 minute presentation)

Target Audience

Higher Education


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Presentation Description

While the principles of rhetoric have changed little over time, the methods of delivery certainly have changed, and at the heart of this evolution is modern technology. The dissemination of information is moving from textual to visual, which means that students today must be taught to view visual information in the same way that they view the printed word, intelligently and critically. The use of digital storytelling as a component in first-year writing curriculums teaches students how to use research, text, images, audio, video, and music to create compelling documentaries that are both creative and entertaining yet observant of modern attribution standards, thus supporting and improving information literacy among students.


Information literacy, Digital storytelling project, Storyboard, Copyright and fair use guidelines

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Presentation (Open Access)

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Aug 24th, 11:15 AM Aug 24th, 12:45 PM

Digital Storytelling: A New Approach to Boost Information Literacy in First-Year Writing Courses

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