PEDAGOGICAL GUIDELINES FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF EDUCATIONAL DIGITAL STORYTELLING ENVIRONMENTS BASED ON A PEDAGOGICAL EVALUATION STAR

P. Psomos, M. Kordaki

University of the Aegean (GREECE)
Stories have been told as far as time allows us to remember, while digital storytelling (DS) is its modern successor. This paper presents general pedagogical guidelines for the development of Educational Digital Storytelling Environments (EDSE) based on the DS Pedagogical Evaluation Star. DS Pedagogical Evaluation Star is based on modern social and constructivist views of learning and is consisted of sixteen pedagogical dimensions, namely: collaborative learning, creativity and innovation, multiple representations, motivation, cultural sensitivity, gender equality, cognitive effort, feedback, learner control, flexibility, learner activity, valuation of previous knowledge, sharply-focused goal orientation, experiential value, knowledge organization and metacognition. The proposed guidelines may help the researchers and the designers to take into account the appropriate pedagogical principles in the development of Educational Digital Storytelling Environments (EDSE).