To provide a useful overview on digital storytelling (DST) to educators who are novices to the medium as an educational tool. Some helpful suggestions are also available for educators who are somewhat familiar with DST.Center for History and New Media (CHNM) at George Mason University has used digital media and computer technology to democratize history—to incorporate multiple voices, reach diverse audiences, and encourage popular participation in presenting and preserving the past. CHNM has partnered with several academic institutions and organizations, earning numerous awards for its work in the digital humanities. In addition, CHNM has developed academic tools, such as Zotero and Omeka, aimed at simplifying historical scholarship through technology.
This site is a companion piece to "Digital Storytelling", a paper presented as part of the Digitial Humanities: A Hands-On Workshop session at the American Historical Association Annual Meeting (January 6, 2012, Chicago, Illinois).
Rwany Sibaja, Graduate Research Assistant—Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media
A doctoral candidate in history (Modern Latin America), Sibaja's current research looks at social and cultural shifts in Argentina between 1955 and 1970 through the lens of soccer. He previously taught Spanish and History at the high school level, as well served as a K-12 Social Studies Program Manager in Winston-Salem, NC. Rwany also reads AP European History exams for the College Board. His interest in new media studies centers on the potential of digital tools to create an increasingly authentic, personal, and engaging history curriculum for students and educators alike.