Digital storytelling: a systematic review

Nur Fatin Nabila Abd Rahman, Rofiza Aboo Bakar


Digital storytelling (DST) is one of the helpful educational tools in the teaching and learning process. Nonetheless, there is a scarcity of systematic reviews to enlighten how it was applied and what was done in this area. This paper performed a systematic review of five articles on using DST to foster English speaking skills among learners.  This research established continuous interest in the background of South-East Asian countries, including learners at the pre-school till tertiary education levels.  DST has been used in the humanities and social sciences as either a stand-alone teaching or in conjunction with other teaching techniques. The review classified two directions (ideal and reflective) as well as six outcomes: affective, intellectual, educational, technical, linguistics, and communal. Hence, this study synthesizes and discusses further two issues: affective motivating passion and a creative, imaginative, and resourceful platform. It is hoped this study able to discuss potential explanations for these issues and offer insights for future studies.


Digital storytelling (DST); speaking skills; low proficiency learners; systematic literature review; education

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