Technology-mediated Narrative Environments for Learning

Technology-mediated Narrative Environments for Learning

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Technology-Mediated Narrative Environments for Learning edited by: Giuliana Dettori, Institute for Educational Technology, Genoa, Italy Tania Giannetti, Institute for Educational Technology, Genoa, Italy Ana Paiva, INESC-ID, Lisboa, Portugal Ana Vaz, INESC-ID, Lisboa, Portugal Narrative has always been used as a means for learning, both in school and in informal contexts. Technology has further increased the possibilities of exploiting its potential for education. Is there an added value, though, in using technology to realize narrative learning experiences? And what are the advantages of embedding narrative in technology-based learning environments? Addressing such questions is the aim and focus of this volume. The book includes 12 chapters analysing different ways of building and using technology-mediated narrative learning environments or highlighting aspects that can help the reader gain a deeper understanding of their educational potential. The focus is not limited to cognition, but includes also motivation and emotion, which are important components of learning. The book originates from the work of the Special Interest Group 'Narrative and Learning Environments' of the Kaleidoscope Network of Excellence. It is addressed to teachers, educators, parents, cultural operators, researchers and software designers, and aims to help all of them increase their ability to exploit, appreciate and enjoy their work with technology-mediated narrative learning environments.What could be stated for users of LEGO technological toys is that they have: a€“ No prior experience and sufficient knowledge of the domain; a€“ No other motivation ... Moreover, writing an instruction manual for a full-scale graphical programming language like RoboLab, ... the example models given in the box, their building and programming skills are still too limited to allow them to continue 116 TIMCENKO.

Title:Technology-mediated Narrative Environments for Learning
Author:Giuliana Dettori, T Giannetti, A Paiva
Publisher:Sense Publishers - 2006


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