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Digital stories help students with time management, problem solving, communication skills and interpersonalqualities such as teamwork, critical thought, information collection, data interpretation, text and image analysis, synthesis and self-evaluation.

Following in the Footsteps of My Ancestors

The primary goal of the Educational Uses of Digital Storytelling website is to serve as a useful resource for educators and students who are interested in how digital storytelling can be integrated into a variety of educational activities. The site was originally created in 2004 and faculty members and graduate students in the Learning, Design and Technology Program at the University of Houston College of Education continue to maintain the site and add new content.Our long term goal is to make the Educational Uses of Digital Storytelling website a comprehensive clearinghouse of information for both those just starting to use digital storytelling as well as for educators, graduate students and researchers who want to deeply explore the many facets of this educational technology tool.

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It is with mixed feelings that I am announcing that I have retired from the University of Houston after more than 25 years as a faculty member. I first created the Educational Uses of Digital Storytelling website in 2004 because I was interested in how digital storytelling could be used by students and teachers and I thought that a website would be a great way to share my passion for this emerging use of technology. Over the years I have enjoyed watching digital storytelling gain greater acceptance as a valid teaching and learning tool and am gratified to see the number of visitors to this website continue to grow. So, it is with a small sense of sadness that I will no longer be involved in the Educational Uses of Digital Storytelling website.

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However, it is with a great deal of pleasure that I will be handing over the website to Dr. Bulent Dogan, a former doctoral student who worked with me and who is now a Clinical Assistant Professor of Learning Design and Technology in the University of Houstons College of Education. In fact, Bulent was the first of many of my doctoral students who conducted research on the effectiveness of digital storytelling as a teaching and learning tool. Bulent is extremely knowledgeable in all aspects of digital storytelling and I am certain that he will not only maintain the website but will take it in new directions that will make it an even more useful resource for students and educators as well as anyone who is interesting in learning more about the digital storytelling process.

By the way, Bulents contact information is shown below and I am certain that he will be delighted to hear from you.

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Although we stress to our students that they should try to create their own materials for use in their digital story projects, some of the digital stories contained on this site include still images, audio files, music and video clips that were found on the Internet using commonly available search engines, websites such as YouTube, as well as from television broadcasts, commercial VHS tapes and DVDs. We hope that these digital stories can serve as examples to educators of how the power of accessible multimedia can be used to engage students in todays K-12 and higher education classrooms and excite them about the possibility of creating their own digital stories.

Permission to Use Material from this Site

Permission is granted to all educators and students who wish to use or link to any material on the Educational Uses of Digital Storytelling Website, including text, images, digital stories and other resources, for personal, educational, and/or non-commercial purposes. Please note that if material is published in print or online, appropriate attribution to this site is required and should include the following information:

Dogan, B. (2021). The Educational Uses of Digital Storytelling Website

University of Houston College of Education

Questions or comments about this website or any materials found on the site should be emailed to Bulent Dogan, EdD. at:

It is with mixed feelings that I am announcing that I have retired from the University of Houston after more than 25 years as a faculty member. I first created the Educational Uses of Digital Storytelling website in 2004 because I was interested in how digital storytelling could be used by students and teachers and I thought that a website would be a great way to share my passion for this emerging use of technology. Over the years I have enjoyed watching digital storytelling gain greater acceptance as a valid teaching and learning tool and am gratified to see the number of visitors to this website continue to grow. So, it is with a small sense of sadness that I will no longer be involved in the Educational Uses of Digital Storytelling website.

However, it is with a great deal of pleasure that I will be handing over the website to Dr. Bulent Dogan, a former doctoral student who worked with me and who is now a Clinical Assistant Professor of Learning Design and Technology in the University of Houstons College of Education. In fact, Bulent was the first of many of my doctoral students who conducted research on the effectiveness of digital storytelling as a teaching and learning tool. Bulent is extremely knowledgeable in all aspects of digital storytelling and I am certain that he will not only maintain the website but will take it in new directions that will make it an even more useful resource for students and educators as well as anyone who is interesting in learning more about the digital storytelling process.

By the way, Bulents contact information is shown below and I am certain that he will be delighted to hear from you.

Digital Storytelling MOOC (Massive Open OnlineCourse) onCoursera

Powerful Tools for Teaching and Learning: Digital Storytellingis a free 5-week MOOCthat introduces educators to digital storytelling and explores ways that educators might use this technology tool to enhance their students learning experience. TheMOOCwill provide a solid foundation in the basic components of digital storytelling with tutorials, example stories and links to additional readings. The MOOC will also provide hands-on opportunities for learners to create their own digital stories.

The MOOC is free and the only requirement for participating is a PC or Mac desktop or laptop computer, an Internet connection and an interest in learning to use digital storytelling tools and techniques to support teaching and learning across different grade levels and multiple content areas. This MOOC is intended for K-12 teachers in all disciplines, althoughit is open to anyone with an interest in digital storytelling. Course participants will useWeVideo, a web-based video editing program to create a digital story that can be shared online.

Teachers in the state of Texas may be eligibleto receive Continuing Education Units if they complete the major requirements of the course.

Powerful Tools for Teaching and Learning: Digital Storytellingis offered on a continuing basis and may be joined every few weeks..

For more information or to enroll in this MOOC, please go to:

Powerful Tools for Teaching and Learning: Digital Storytellingis a 5-week MOOC that introduces educators to digital storytelling and explores ways that educators might use this technology tool to enhance their students learning experience. The MOOC will provide a solid foundation in the basic components of digital storytelling with tutorials, example stories and links to additional readings. The MOOC will also provide hands-on opportunities for learners to create their own digital stories.

The MOOC may be taken for free or as a paid signature track student who will gain greater access to course content and peer feedback.

This MOOC is intended for K-12 teachers in all disciplines and at all grade levels, although it is open to anyone wishing to learn to use digital storytelling tools and techniques that can be used in educational, personal or professional contexts. Course participants will useWeVideo, an inexpensive web-based video editing program to create a digital story that can be shared online.

Texas teachers in the United States may be eligible to receive Continuing Education Units if they complete the major requirements of the MOOC.

Powerful Tools for Teaching and Learning: Digital Storytelling is scheduled to begin on September 8, 2014 and end on October 12, 2014.

For more information or to enroll in Powerful Tools for Teaching and Learning: Digital Storytelling, please go to:

For more information about MassiveOpen Online Courses, please see: The Ultimate MOOC Handbook

Permission is granted to all educators and students who wish to use or link to any material on the Educational Uses of Digital Storytelling Website, including text, images, digital stories and other resources, for personal, educational, and/or non-commercial purposes. Please note that if material is published in print or online, appropriate attribution to this site is required and should include the following information:

Robin, B. (2020). The Educational Uses of Digital Storytelling Website

University of Houston College of Education

4800 Calhoun Road, Houston, Texas 77004

Questions or comments about this website or any materials found on the site should be emailed to:

University of Houston, College of Education