Resources for Assessing Digital Story Curriculum
Jason Ohler’s Digital Storytelling and New Media website covers:
- basic assessment traits
- digital story assessment traits
- approaches for advisors of digital stories
- approaches for external reviewers (i.e. peers) of digital stories
Indiana University’s webpage on assessment resources for Digital Storytelling includes subjects such as:
- What digital storytelling can and cannot do
- When to use digital storytelling and when is it not ideal
- Role of reflection (or storytelling) in your course
- Initial considerations
The Americans with Disabilities Act & Web Accessibility offers suggestions for making accessible videos; read more about those requirements here.
Tips for making a Digital Story ADA compliant (Griffin, 2016):
- All videos should have closed captioning for deaf and hard-of-hearing audiences. Captions should be clear, complete, and synced with the speech. Relevant sound effects should be described, such as [applause] or [doorbell rings].
- Include an audio description and transcript for blind users.
- Make sure you’re using a media player that has keyboard-operable controls to accommodate people who cannot use a mouse.