Digital story project
The Japanese Digital Story project has been running with the support of the ANU Japan Institute since 2009. Digital stories are short three to four minute multimedia productions that combine a first-person narrative, with image and background music. Drawing on the students' own personal emotions, beliefs and ideas, Digital Stories provide a powerful means of developing student communicative skills, and have proven very effective in encouraging students to become more proactive in their Japanese language production.
The process of creating a digital story addresses the goals of 21st century education by targeting creative thinking, risk-taking and effective student-centred communication. The project has demonstrated that Digital Stories can be used to encourage students (even at an intermediate level) to achieve more impactful, holistic communication goals. Read more about the Digital story project