Educational usage of digital story telling by teachers in a virtual classroom
Adesope Rebecca Yinka, Dr. Ezinne C Abe
Digital storytelling has gained even more popularity through the use of web-based tools and blogs among almost every age group in numerous countries around the world. Although research studies about educational uses of digital storytelling have been conducted in specific countries, there is limited information about the current situation of using digital storytelling in education The study used a descriptive survey research designed to investigate educational usage of storytelling by teachers in a virtual classroom. The population of the study is 177 teachers. A sample of 50 primary school teachers from two primary schools was used for the study. Simple random sampling techniques were used for the study. The instrument used to collect data from respondents was a structured questionnaire titled Educational Usage of Story Telling in Virtual Classroom (EUSTVC) with 20 items. To determine the reliability of the instrument, test-re-test was applied to attain the reliability co-efficient of 0.64. Data obtained were analyzed using Mean and Standard Deviation. The study found that teachers using digital storytelling play important role in group works and collaboration learning within the classroom and improves students’ communication skills. Furthermore, it was found that teachers using digital storytelling plays important role in group works and collaboration learning within the classroom and improves students’ communication skills. Based on the findings, it was recommended that Teachers should employ storytelling in their classrooms to improve students’ retention and their learning outcome. Also, storytelling should be used to build children’s literacy skills.