Publication Type

Journal Article

Version

Postprint

Publication Date

5-2013

Abstract

No one really knows what the first story ever told in human history was, but storytelling is an art that spans many civilizations and cultures, and continues to be a major part of our modern lives. More recently, storytelling has gone digital with advances in technology and connectivity. Educators have also rediscovered how storytelling can be an effective teaching pedagogy for engaged student learning. A digital story can engage students' visual and auditory senses in a way that the written word alone cannot. This article describes such an effort. The Movie-Door-2-Door.com (MD2D) is a digital story spanning 12 episodes. The story revolves around three young business graduates who started their own business and discovered the role of financial information in managing a business along the way. An independent survey by the University's teaching unit showed that the use of such digital stories can be an appropriate pedagogy to help student contextualize accounting and its role in helping management make decisions.

Keywords

Digital storytelling, contextual learning, computer-based learning, teaching innovation, student engagement, introductory financial accounting course

Discipline

Accounting | Asian Studies | Higher Education

Research Areas

Accounting Information System

Publication

Accounting Education

Volume

22

Issue

2

First Page

109

Last Page

124

ISSN

0963-9284

Identifier

10.1080/09639284.2012.748505

Publisher

Taylor and Francis

Copyright Owner and License

Authors

Creative Commons License

Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License.

Additional URL

http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09639284.2012.748505

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