POIESIS AND TECHNOLOGIES - e-Learning Material Development in Literature

Laura Borràs, Joan Elies Adell

Abstract

We wanted our students to act as literary critics of works of digital literature so we designed a work of digital literature with different surfing possibilities so that students could undertake an authentic and complete exercise of literary criticism. This piece of Digital Literature (the Diary of an Absence) is an elearning tool to show them what a piece of digital narrative could be and to provide them the real and complex experience of reading the new literature in its own medium and with its own rules. With different technologies such as Director, Flash, Quick-time, HTML, etc. the Diary is an eminently textual product, situated in a determinate visual and musical dimension, which also offers the reader a journey to be undertaken. It presents six possible approaches to the text and therefore six different possible readings: 1- An exploratory immersion in the house-scenario that offers words acting as passwords and points of access to the text. 2- A nominal reading that comes from the universe of words that have been selected from the text. 3- A numerical reading by looking at the ‘treasure map’ of the numbers allowing a chronological reading of the diary pages. 4- A topological reading allows consulting the plan of the house and its surroundings to see which objects or locations give us an access to the text and where it is situated. 5- A reading through objects permits to reach the text from the different objects in which the words have been assigned and 6- A musical reading since the map situates the different lyrics that constitute this particular melody in space. In a word: an immersive experience to approach e-literature from e-learning.

References

  1. Aarseth, Espen (1997) Cybertext. Perspectives on Ergodic Literature. Baltimore & London: The Johns Hopkins University Press.
  2. Borràs, Laura (2005) «E-Learning and Literary Studies. Towards a New Culture of Teaching?», “Dichtung Digital”, Issue 1/2005 (http://www.dichtungdigital.com/2005/1/Castanyer/ last consulted: 13/11/2006).
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Borràs L. and Elies Adell J. (2007). POIESIS AND TECHNOLOGIES - e-Learning Material Development in Literature . In Proceedings of the Third International Conference on Web Information Systems and Technologies - Volume 3: WEBIST, ISBN 978-972-8865-79-5, pages 549-553. DOI: 10.5220/0001287405490553


in Bibtex Style

@conference{webist07,
author={Laura Borràs and Joan Elies Adell},
title={POIESIS AND TECHNOLOGIES - e-Learning Material Development in Literature},
booktitle={Proceedings of the Third International Conference on Web Information Systems and Technologies - Volume 3: WEBIST,},
year={2007},
pages={549-553},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0001287405490553},
isbn={978-972-8865-79-5},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the Third International Conference on Web Information Systems and Technologies - Volume 3: WEBIST,
TI - POIESIS AND TECHNOLOGIES - e-Learning Material Development in Literature
SN - 978-972-8865-79-5
AU - Borràs L.
AU - Elies Adell J.
PY - 2007
SP - 549
EP - 553
DO - 10.5220/0001287405490553