An edutainment approach to academic teaching based on storytelling

Wolfgang Heiden, Eric Fassbender

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In this paper, we describe an approach to academic teaching in computer science using storytelling as a means to investigate to hypermedia and virtual reality topics. Indications are shown that narrative activity within the context of a Hypermedia Novel related to educational content can enhance motivation for self-conducted learning and in parallel lead to an edutainment system of its own. In contrast to existing approaches the Hypermedia Novel environment allows an iterative approach to the narrative content, thereby integrating story authoring and story reception not only in the beginning but at any time. The narrative practice and background research as well as the resulting product can supplement lecture material with comparable success to traditional academic teaching approaches. On top of this there is the added value of soft skill training and a gain of expert knowledge in areas of personal background research.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCSEDU 2010 - 2nd International Conference on Computer Supported Education, Proceedings Vol 2
EditorsJosé Cordeiro, Boris Shishkov, Alexander Verbraeck, Markus Helfert
Place of PublicationPortugal
PublisherINSTICC - Institute for Systems and Technologies of Information, Control and Communication
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)9789896740245
Publication statusPublished - 2010
Externally publishedYes
Event2nd International Conference on Computer Supported Education - Valencia, Spain
Duration: 7 Apr 201010 Apr 2010


Conference2nd International Conference on Computer Supported Education
CityValencia, Spain

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