The digital entanglement of humanities, literacy, and storytelling

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Book Chapter

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Reconceptualizing the Digital Humanities in Asia: New Representations of Art, History and Culture




School of Education




Churchill N., Barratt-Pugh C. (2020) The Digital Entanglement of Humanities, Literacy, and Storytelling. In: Kung K.WS. (eds) Reconceptualizing the Digital Humanities in Asia. Digital Culture and Humanities (Challenges and Developments in a Globalized Asia), vol 2. Springer, Singapore. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-15-4642-6_9


Internet and emerging technologies are transforming how we work with information, as well as how we communicate and learn. This results in an increase in the information needs of ordinary people, who now expect information to be rich in modalities and to be delivered not just via computers, but also via a range of mobile devices such as mobile phones and tablets. Ordinary people become active creators of digital information and are able to share it with the world everyday without the need for elaborate technology skills. Modern students represent a large group of people who are active creators and consumers of digital information. However, how can they develop relevant skills required to live, study, and work in the future world in which digital literacy has become an important attribute? There is growing support in literature for the need for educational institutions to accommodate technology developments in teaching and learning in order to prepare the younger generation to function in the technology-literate world outside of school and to be meaningful producers of digital media. This chapter examines the symbiosis of digital humanities, digital literacy, and digital storytelling.



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