digital storytelling,  education,  empowerment,  media literacy,  story

Digital Storytelling Wizard of 2010

One of the things I enjoy about Twitter is that it enables people with shared interests to meet up. During 2010, I’ve met several people who are passionate about digital storytelling just because I talk about the subject on Twitter.

Rami MalkawiOne of the most inspiring people I met this year was Jordanian researcher Rami Malkawi @RamiDST. He’s studying for his PhD at University of Glamorgan, Wales, under the auspices of Phil Davies  – @PhilWales – who’s probably already a familiar name if you’re interested in digital storytelling in education.

When I met Rami in October at the BBC canteen in Cardiff, he talked me through his plans. He’s testing a hypothesis that hearing stories is a good way to learn and to reflect upon learning, therefore, wouldn’t it be great if there were a wizzard-based way of facilitating the creation of these educational digital stories?

Rami says: “The wizard, which is integrated with the story seven elements and encapsulate them, does  not only provide technical guidance but more importantly it will direct and support the user in developing a Digital Story that meets the expectations and structure of what is considered to be appropriate.”

His target is the Further Education sector but such a tool could help other teachers equally. And because reflection can be enhanced, students themselves might make stories using the same wizard.

It’s great to hear of a PhD study which could result in something as practical as a way of making digital storytelling more universal, accessible and do-able. And this is all happening here in Wales. I wish Rami Malkawi all the best with this important piece of work.


  • Dr. Chitra Balakrishna

    A interesting direction of research.. digital story-telling in teaching and learning. All the very best , Rami.

  • Dr. Qusai AlHamdan

    Great work Rami, it is very interesting idea. I’m sure it will have a huge impact at the quality and speed of teaching, especially children teaching. I wish you the best.

  • Dr Albara Awajan

    learning is taking many directions… distance learning, mobile learning and interactive learning, where each has its own advantages and disadvantages. But digital story telling will take the learning to a new stage. All the best for Dr Malkawi and I wish he can get full support from his university for the great work and dedication he has offered for his research.

  • Rami Malkawi

    I would like to extend my appreciation and thanks for this Great person (Gareth Morlais) who has given me that opportunity to meet with him at BBC Wales canteen, and for his kind words in the above text. I also extend my appreciation to my supervisory team and to everyone has helped by giving feedback or by writing a useful comment about my project.

  • Moien ALBTOOSH

    I want to add something about Rami, He is not only an Excellent researcher but he is also an awesome person.

  • Q.C Engineer Mohammad Ramadan

    Well done Mr Rami
    We wish you all the best.
    keep forward and forward……

  • melyn

    What fantastic comments and amazing support for Rami Malkawi and his work. I can tell now what a thoroughly well-liked person and a scholar with good friends he is.

  • Rami Malkawi

    Thanks a lot for you all for your support. Your comments are very useful to me and to my project progress and development.

  • Abdussalam

    I liked this article, wishing you all the best Rami. It is interesting to learn, and it is interesting to know, and it is more interesting to know people like Rami, that work to deliver learning for knowledge 🙂

    On Earth we never stop learning,

  • Rami Malkawi

    Thank you so much all.

    Special greetings and thanks to Mr. Gareth Morlais of BBC Wales who has given me the opportunity to meet with him first and then when he talked about my project in this very kind way on his blog.

    Thanks very much my friend.

    Kind regards.

  • Miss Noor

    Masha`allah, Congratulations!
    Looking forward to reading your project ,Im sure it will be a great unique one.
    I wish you all the best.

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