The Effects of Videos and Digital Storytelling on Learner Motivation in the EFL Classroom: A Literature Review
This literature review presents and discusses two CALL-methods, namely the use of videos and digital storytelling in the EFL-classroom, and their effects on students’ motivation to learn English as a foreign language. Due to the rapid development in technology and its incorporation into teaching it is of great importance to examine its effects on learner motivation. The findings are categorised into the following structure: videos and motivation, and digital storytelling and motivation. The discussion part of the review summarises the results, main points, and limitations from the empirical studies reviewed, additionally it also discusses their pedagogical implications. The main conclusion is that videos and digital storytelling do have a positive impact on students’ motivation when incorporated in the EFL-classroom, as the empirical studies presented in this literature review have shown. Finally, this review suggests some areas for potential future research in the field of videos and digital storytelling, and their effects on learner motivation in the EFL classroom.