Resources & Inspriation

Here you will find a collection of digital storytelling resources and inspirations for using DST in the classroom and beyond.


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International Digital Storytelling Conferences
A semi-regular series of international DS conferences has evolved since 2006. These gatherings are an opportunity for our global community of practice to exchange ideal and share stories. The DST 2021 9th International Digital Storytelling Conference (postponed from 2020) is being planned for University of Loughboro (UK).  Plans also include an international conference in the Washington DC / Baltimore region in 2022.

Storytelling Academy – Loughborough University
Applied Storytelling has become a key research strength at Loughborough over the past five years and one where we have an international reputation for excellence. We have been involved in over 20 projects of various sizes, ranging from a few thousand pounds to over a million pounds in value, funded by organisations as diverse as AHRC, NERC, ESRC, MRC, EPSRC, British Academy and the European Commission.

CPUT Guidelines for an ethical practice of digital storytelling
Guidelines for an ethical practice of digital storytelling for teaching & learning, research and community engagement in higher education. From Cape Peninsula University of Technology.

Patient Voices
Since 2003, Patient Voices has been unearthing and delivering insight from within organisations through storytelling. Patient Voice’s worldwide reputation within the Healthcare sector is long-established and it is here that the unique techniques and rigorous processes of extracting and processing individuals’ stories, have been honed. Today, Patient Voices’ methodologies are recognised by the National Audit Office, among many other major institutions, as a valid and uniquely illuminating method of gathering qualitative data.

Smithsonian Learning Lab
Smithsonian Learning Lab puts the treasures of the world’s largest museum, education, and research complex within reach. The Lab is a free, interactive platform for discovering millions of authentic digital resources, creating content with online tools, and sharing in the Smithsonian’s expansive community of knowledge and learning.

MIT CoCreation Studio
“COLLECTIVE WISDOM: Co-Creating Media within Communities, across Disciplines and with Algorithms” – This first-of-its-kind field study of the media industry highlights trends, opportunities, and challenges to help advance the understanding and recognition of co-created works and practices—efforts that function outside the limits of singular authorship. Part of MIT’s Open Documentary Lab

Columbia University Digital Storytelling Lab
“The Columbia DSL designs stories for the 21st Century. We build on a diverse range of creative and research practices originating in fields from the arts, humanities and technology.”

Hear Our Stories: Diasporic Youth for Sexual Rights and Justice
This program uses digital storytelling to examine sexual and reproductive health disparities among young parenting Latinas in Holyoke, Massachusetts. The project prioritizes uprooted young women and aims to reframe public conversations on young motherhood and sexuality, health, and reproductive rights across generations by building sexuality research. In the process, the program works with young parenting Latinas to develop their capacity as advocate-leaders.

Educational Uses of Digital Storytelling
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.  Based at the University of Houston College of Education.

EDUCAUSE Gamechangers: Case Study 17: Stories in our classrooms: A Faculty Community of Practice as an Agent of Change
EDUCAUSE case study highlighting the early development of UMBC’s digital storytelling community of practice.

7 Things You Should Know About Digital Storytelling | EDUCAUSE CONNECT
The “7 Things You Should Know About…” series from the EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative (ELI) provides concise information on emerging learning practices and technologies.

This site highlights the current work of Daniel Meadows, the creator of the BBC Capture Wales project.

Digital Storytelling Troubleshooting Manual
Prepared by Denmark’s Upstream Stories and partners.

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