AN EDUTAINMENT APPROACH TO ACADEMIC TEACHING BASED ON STORYTELLING

Wolfgang Heiden, Eric Fassbender

Abstract

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.

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Heiden W. and Fassbender E. (2010). AN EDUTAINMENT APPROACH TO ACADEMIC TEACHING BASED ON STORYTELLING . In Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Computer Supported Education - Volume 2: CSEDU, ISBN 978-989-674-024-5, pages 126-131. DOI: 10.5220/0002796301260131


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@conference{csedu10,
author={Wolfgang Heiden and Eric Fassbender},
title={AN EDUTAINMENT APPROACH TO ACADEMIC TEACHING BASED ON STORYTELLING},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Computer Supported Education - Volume 2: CSEDU,},
year={2010},
pages={126-131},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0002796301260131},
isbn={978-989-674-024-5},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Computer Supported Education - Volume 2: CSEDU,
TI - AN EDUTAINMENT APPROACH TO ACADEMIC TEACHING BASED ON STORYTELLING
SN - 978-989-674-024-5
AU - Heiden W.
AU - Fassbender E.
PY - 2010
SP - 126
EP - 131
DO - 10.5220/0002796301260131