Digital storytelling is the use of digital technology to tell stories. In research and academic settings, digital stories are a way of presenting research and knowledge using text, video, images, audio, maps, timelines and/or other digital media.
Research shared as a story engages broader audiences, including folks outside of university settings, in your research. It is a way of expressing information with narration - and the content is as important as the container. Digital stories can be basic - a narrated PowerPoint, for example, or detailed and professionally produced. Most fall somewhere in between, but they share a common process.