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Digital storytelling is the use of multimedia technology to create and present a first-person narrative that is shared with others on the Internet or through some form of digital delivery. Digital stories generally present a particular point of view about a specific topic and tend to be fairly short in length, in the two- to 10-minute range. The media used can include text, graphics, photographs, video, music, recorded audio narration, and sound effects that make up a story using picture and video editing software. Other names for this type of practice include computer-based narratives, digital essays, and electronic storytelling. Digital storytelling has been adopted in schools and in higher education because it allows students to develop technology skills while encouraging their personal development. This entry ...

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