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Digital storytelling tool for education: An analysis of comic authoring environments


Azman, Farah Nadia and Zaibon, Syamsul Bahrin and Shiratuddin, Norshuhada (2015) Digital storytelling tool for education: An analysis of comic authoring environments. In: Advances in Visual Informatics. Springer International Publishing, Switzerland, pp. 347-355. ISBN 978-3-319-25938-3

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Abstract

The adoption of interactive digital storytelling environments for learner-generated comics development has been established by prior researchers.As a powerful visual storytelling medium, the literature on comics in education often emphasizes on their affective and cognitive benefits.However, there have been a deficiency of studies that evaluates existing digital comic authoring tools for achieving defined learning goals.Therefore, this paper aims to outline the dimension of several digital comic authoring systems based on Dimension Star reference model. Five digital comic authoring tools are analyzed which are Bitstrips, Comic Life, Pixton, MakeBeliefComix, and Cambridge University Comic Builder.By categorizing comic authoring tool components using the criteria defined by the digital storytelling environment evaluation framework, this paper’s findings provide options and opportunities for educators in selecting appropriate interactive digital storytelling application to facilitate learner-generated comic projects.

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: Comics Learner-generated comics; Digital storytelling; Visual media; Virtual environment; Educational authoring tool
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
Divisions: School of Multimedia Technology & Communication
Depositing User: Dr. Syamsul Bahrin Zaibon
Date Deposited: 20 Dec 2015 08:40
Last Modified: 27 Apr 2016 01:33
URI: http://repo.uum.edu.my/id/eprint/16553

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