"A story is told by one person or by a creative team to an audience that is usually quiet, even receptive. Or at least that’s what a story used to be, and that’s how a story used to be told. Today, with digital networks and social media, this pattern is changing. Stories now are open-ended, branching, hyperlinked, cross-media, participatory, exploratory, and unpredictable. And they are told in new ways: Web 2.0 storytelling picks up these new types of stories and runs with them, accelerating the pace of creation and participation while revealing new directions for narratives to flow." Storytelling is changing how are you going to let your students tell stories? Great article, especially if you've never thought about digital storytelling before. I like the idea that storytelling is no longer a passive reception, but an inclusive/participatory activity when expanded into remixing or open-ended. Presents lots of different possible modes, so you can pick one and go with it, open it up for students, and expand your horizons as students use tools differently than you to achieve their story.