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Digital Storytelling: Social Pedagogy

This guide providesinformational tips and resources that will help one get started with digital storytelling
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Cite Your Sources!

There are several accepted ways to cite your the resource you used to write your paper. If you are wondering which to use, ask your professor. The styles listed below are the most commonly used.

The library has copies of the style manual. A style manual is a book that gives detailed instructions on how to cite references .

Ask the Information Desk for copies to use in the library. Links to guides online are also included below.


MLA Style (Modern Language Association)

Book: MLA Style manual and Guide to Scholarly Publishing by J. Gibaldi

Call #: PN147 .G444 2008

MLA Guide from Purdue

Printable MLA Guide (PDF)

Print guide source: University Library, Cal State Los Angeles


AAA Style Guide (American Anthropological Association)

Printable AAA Guide from AAA site


ASA Style (American Sociological Association)

Book: ASA Style Guide

Call #: HM569.A54 2007

ASA Guide from ASA

Printable ASA Guide

Print guide source, posted with permission from University Library, Cal State Los Angeles.


APA Style (American Psychological Association)

Book: Publication Style of the APA

Call #: BF76.7 .P83 2001

APA Guide from Purdue

Printable APA Guide (PDF)

Print guide source: University Library, Cal State Los Angeles


Turabian Style (Chicago Style)

Book: Manual for Writers of Research Papers, Theses, and Dissertations by K. Turabian

Call #: LB2369 .T8 2007

Turabian Quick Guide

Social Pedagogy

  • What makes Digital Storytelling social pedagogies
  • what are the advantages of digital storytelling  to student engagement?

Digital Storytelling allows students to work on authentic assignments, develop their personal and academic voice, represent knowledge to a community of learners and receive situated feedback from their peers. Due to their affective involvement with this process and the novelty effect of the medium, students are more engaged than in traditional assignments. These factors can create a “spiral” of engagement, drawing students into critical thinking and deeper engagement with their topics. In addition the stories can be created by people everywhere, on any subject, and shared electronically all over the world.

What other students said (Taken from Georgtown University)

  • Students Care Deeply About their Topics in Digital Storytelling Assignments
  • Digital storytelling is public work
  • Digital Storytelling Assignments can result in a spiral of engagement for students
  • Digital Stories give students’ voice
  • Digital Stories are a New Medium
  • Student Engagement and Collaboration




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