#EDENChat: Digital Storytelling as a collaborative tool for active and deep learning

The next #EDENChat will take place on 30 May 2018, at 20:00 CEST and will be hosted by hosted by Antonia Liguori (Loughborough University).  It will focus on digital storytelling as a collaborative tool for active and deep learning. Please join us using the hashtag #EDENChat!

As suggested by Porter (2015), ‘the digital storytelling process helps us transform isolated facts into illuminated, enduring understandings’. Hence during this #EDENChat we will discuss how ‘storying’ the cultural heritage (namely making digital stories inspired by museums objects) can represent a way of making information come emotionally alive in a learning process aimed at improving the 21st Century skills.

This conversation will be inspired by a current exploration of ways of ‘embedding’ the Digital Storytelling method into the Smithsonian Learning Lab:

Smithsonian Learning Lab: Discover, Create, Share
Discover. The thrill of discovery awaits you in the Smithsonian Learning Lab. From the Discovery space shuttle to the Star Spangled Banner to dinosaur fossils, the Learning Lab gives everyone with a desire to learn the opportunity to explore the Smithsonian’s rich resources anytime, anywhere.

Antonia Liguori

Antonia Liguori is Senior Research Associate in Applied Digital Storytelling at Loughborough University (UK) and Smithsonian Fellow at the Smithsonian Center for Learning and Digital Access (US). She has a PhD in History and Computer Science from the University of Bologna and a Masters in Contemporary History from the University of Rome (Italy). She is also a journalist and a Web content and SEO manager. Before moving to the UK, from 2006 to 2012, she coordinated the Multimedia Department at BAICR Sistema Cultura with the aim of contributing to the enhancement of the Italian cultural heritage through the use of innovative methodologies and the creation of digital environments. In the last 7 years, she’s been working across Europe to explore the role of storytelling in today’s digital world.

In case you wish to read previous #EDENChats, they can be accessed here.

#EDENChat is an online discussion event on Twitter initiated by the Steering Committee of the EDEN Network of Academics and Professionals (NAP). It is mediated by members of the NAP community and runs for approximately 1 hour. Anyone can join in and contribute to the discussion which is presented in a Question and Answer format.