Digital storytelling

Using digital technology to capture and share stories that will impact on audience and storyteller alike.

  • Online
  • Two sessions
  • Four hours
  • £200 - £350 + VAT

This course will be held on

  • 09 May, 23 May 2023

    • Online
    • 10:00 – 12:00


Storytelling can be a powerful tool in a wide range of situations. You might be looking for a way to enhance teaching and learning. You could be a researcher trying to increase public engagement in your field. You could be working with students or other communities to capture their authentic voice as a way of bridging divides or shaping services. 

Our digital storytelling workshop programme will help you: 

  • Develop your understanding of the use of narrative and storytelling in education, research or student support 
  • Learn how to write stories that are memorable, entertaining and engaging for your audience 
  • Use digital tools to create and share stories 
  • Facilitate your own collaborative storytelling projects 

The programme consists of two participative online workshops with tasks to be completed between these sessions.

"Really flexible tutors, lots of knowledge, plenty of opportunities to ask questions and the networking with other attendees was also a benefit."
HE practitioner and course participant

Who should attend

This workshop is aimed at anyone with an interest in developing the use of stories within their personal or professional practice. It will be of particular benefit to practitioners in curriculum design, public engagement with research and supporting students, particularly students from underrepresented groups.

What we cover

  • Becoming a good storyteller - thinking about what makes a good story and how the use of language and structure can help you engage your audience 
  • Planning a storytelling project – considering different forms of digital storytelling, how to use storyboarding to streamline the process and where to find suitable visual and audio resources on the web
  • Making your story digital – evaluating and using different digital tools for storytelling projects 
  • Running a digital storytelling project – choosing an appropriate format, structuring and facilitating a series of workshops, identifying opportunities and risks, publishing and broadcasting digital stories

Training outcomes

You will: 

  • Evaluate existing digital stories to determine effective practice 
  • Write, plan and produce a digital story based on your own personal or professional experiences 
  • Create a draft plan for your own digital storytelling project
  • Take away materials and skills to share with your teams
  • Show evidence of your CPD through digital credentials available on completion of certain activities
  • Share good practice and learn from others from within the education community

Earn digital credentials for this course

You can earn completed, demonstrated and implemented digital badges for this course.

Find out more about digital credentials.

Pricing and eligibility

  • Jisc members - £200 + VAT
  • Non-member - not-for-profit - £250 + VAT
  • Other organisations - £350 + VAT

Member types and VAT information

  • Jisc members - Typically publicly funded FE, HE and Research institutions
  • Non-members - Eligible local government, public sector, private/independent education providers and non-profit customers
  • Other organisations - All non-member commercial partners
  • VAT - Charged at 20% of the value of the service. If you are a member of Jisc’s VAT-exempt cost sharing group, and you are able to provide confirmation of the exact taxable/exempt use of the service, we will be able to reduce the amount of VAT chargeable to reflect the taxable business use proportion of the service only. This additional information is required as a result of a change to HMRC policy. Please contact if you require more information.


For more information, email or phone 01235 822242.