Developing Multiliteracies Through Digital Storytelling
A Case Study of Learners of Italian as a Foreign Language
Multiliteracy approaches are based on enhancing students’ agency and participation, which can be fostered by integrating digital storytelling into linguistic activities. However, literature lacks practical examples of how students can develop multiliteracies in learning Italian as a foreign language with digital storytelling. This article attempts to fill this gap by presenting the results of task-based language learning activities conducted on students of Italian as a foreign language with the digital storytelling platforms Wakelet and izi.Travel. Evidence will show how multiliteracies manifested in agency, creativity and social engagement.
Keywords: Digital storytelling • Multiliteracies • Educational technologies • Task-based language learning • Italian language learning