Next-Generation Technology Impacts on Quality in Online Learning
Digital Storytelling as an Assessment Practice
Melody Buckner, Director of Digital Learning and Online Education, University of Arizona
Melody Buckner is the Director of Digital Learning and Online Education at the University of Arizona. She oversees instructional design for the UA Online Campus. She came to UA seven years ago as an Instructional Designer to help faculty create online courses that engage students in an online UA experience.
This poster session will discuss the findings of a recent research study related to digital storytelling as an assessment practice for measuring academic learning outcomes in several summer study abroad programs. This research study was focused upon ways students could effectively demonstrate their learning through digital engagement. The speaker will be sharing how the use of Quality Matters Alignment through Standards 2.1, 3.1, 4.1, and 5.1 assisted in making this approach a successful assessment mechanism.
Learning Objectives
Describe the effects of a digital storytelling project as an assessment practice.
Explain the alignment principle of QM based upon the digital storytelling project.
Identify the technologies used to create the digital stories.
Audience: Faculty 
Audience: Administrator
Audience: Instructional Designer