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A case study to evaluate the effectiveness of digital storytelling as a narrative writing tool.

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dc.contributor.advisor Ó Suird, Aodhagan
dc.contributor.author Garrard, Doireann
dc.date.accessioned 2012-01-19T15:23:19Z
dc.date.available 2012-01-19T15:23:19Z
dc.date.issued 2011
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10344/1818
dc.description non-peer-reviewed en_US
dc.description.abstract This study aims to evaluate the effectiveness of digital storytelling as a narrative writing tool. The case study was conducted with a sixth class group in a primary school in the south west of Ireland. The study also looks at digital storytelling as an example of good practice in the use of information and communications technology. Both qualitative and quantitative methods of research were employed for the purpose of this study. An evaluation rubric was designed in order to assess the quality of digital stories. Timed observations and focus-group interviews were conducted in order to evaluate the impact of digital storytelling on the children in sixth class. The findings of the study suggest that the digital storytelling approach can have a positive effect on students, particularly students with special needs and English as an additional language. In addition, the results indicate that digital storytelling can be used as an effective method of delivering the Curriculum of Ireland. However, the outcomes of the study also suggest that digital storytelling can be a time-consuming activity. The success of the approach can depend on the experience of the teacher in the use of information and communications technology en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher University of Limerick, Department of Education and Professional Studies en_US
dc.subject digital storytelling en_US
dc.subject I.C.T en_US
dc.subject special needs en_US
dc.subject English as an additional language en_US
dc.title A case study to evaluate the effectiveness of digital storytelling as a narrative writing tool. en_US
dc.type Master thesis (Taught) en_US
dc.type.supercollection all_ul_research en_US
dc.type.supercollection ul_theses_dissertations en_US
dc.type.restriction none en

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