Int. J. of Learning Technology   »   2015 Vol.10, No.2



Title: Instructional principles and practices in a digital storytelling one-to-one laptop English language program


Author: Phillip A. Towndrow


Address: Centre for Research in Pedagogy and Practice, National Institute of Education, Nanyang Technological University Room 5-B3-24, 1 Nanyang Walk, 637616, Singapore


Abstract: This study presents a narrative account of an English teacher's experiences of teaching digital storytelling in the context of a school-wide one-to-one laptop program. The results show that the transfer of exemplary language performance from the oral physical realm is not as straightforward as it first appears. While there is certainly potential to enhance storytelling digitally, there is also a need to understand and practice how stories are constructed and how meaning making is designed and realised through various semiotic modes of representation.


Keywords: digital storytelling; one-to-one laptop learning; English language teaching; English language learning; multimodality; semiotics; from page to screen; identity building; audience awareness; social awareness; case studies; instructional principles; instructional practices; e-learning; electronic learning; sense making.


DOI: 10.1504/IJLT.2015.070688


Int. J. of Learning Technology, 2015 Vol.10, No.2, pp.137 - 150


Available online: 15 Jul 2015



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