NIce slideshare about digital storytelling and the use of voicethread to accomplish that. Slide 2 quote: "In educationeze, it's Multimodal Writing.While any use of a computer to help present a story could be called digital storytelling, it's now a term of art for a presentation with a scripted voice-over narration which is illustrated by a series of mostly still images, sometimes with brief video clips, often with a musical background added."A little not taking oneself too seriously with what I think is a good description of digital storytelling.
New technologies, and especially social computing, provide new opportunities for education and training, as they enhance learning and teaching, and facilitate collaboration, innovation and creativity for individuals and organizations. The benefits of deploying social computing and ICT for learning depend on the learning approach used, emphasizing the role and the skills of the teacher and the need for supportive settings for both learners and teachers.