LIGHTNING TALK: Scholarly Digital Storytelling: Authentic Learning In The Classroom And Beyond

  • Kelly Schrum George Mason University


Session LOCATION: George's (3rd Floor of the Johnson Center)

In scholarly digital storytelling, students produce digital stories based on academic research. Interviews with students and faculty from 22 different institutions across five countries focused on the ways in which participation in scholarly digital storytelling influences studentsâ academic research, scholarly communication, and digital skills.Preliminary results indicate significant impact on student engagement, motivation, skills, and application of those skills beyond the classroom. Faculty similarly report authentic learning, student engagement, and skill development as well as their own learning and engagement in the teaching process. Scholarly digital storytelling is flexible and can be integrated into many learning environments, from mini-assignments to full-semester projects.

Author Biography

Kelly Schrum, George Mason University

**4-VA Grant Recipient **

Kelly Schrum is an associate professor in the Higher Education Program at George Mason University and associate editor for Teaching and Learning Inquiry, the journal for the International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (ISSOTL). Schrumâs research and teaching focus on the scholarship of teaching and learning (SOTL) and on teaching and learning in the digital age, including online learning, scholarly digital storytelling, and digital humanities. Schrum has directed more than 60 digital humanities projects with funding from federal and state agencies, foundations, and school districts. Schrum has published widely, including recent articles on scholarly digital storytelling and teaching historical thinking in hybrid and online settings. She presents her work nationally and internationally. Schrum received her B.A. in history and anthropology from U.C. Berkeley and her Ph.D. in history from Johns Hopkins University.

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