Digital storytelling refers to a short form of digital media production that allows everyday people to share aspects of their life story. "Media" may include the digital equivalent of film techniques (full-motion video with sound), animation, stills, audio only, or any of the other forms of non-physical media (material that exists only as electronic files as opposed to actual paintings or photographs on paper, sounds stored on tape or disc, movies stored on film) which individuals can use to tell a story or present an idea.
How to Create a Digital Story
1. Select the images you would like to use for your digital story.
1. Decide on the purpose and point of view of your digital story.
1. Show your digital story to your colleagues.
Tools/Media available for use in digital stories:
•www.ljudo.com - Searchable sound effects site. Samples are free to use for non-commercial purposes.
•www.sxc.hu - Searchable photo download site. Restrictions apply to some images.
•www.opsound.org - Wide range of music available for download and licensed under the Creative Commons "Attribution-ShareAlike" licence.
•www.archive.org - A collections of moving image, sound and images, some of which is freely available for re-use. Check before downloading; if you cannot find any rights information, assume you do not have permission.
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University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign