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ERIC Number: EJ1046402
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Oct
Pages: 23
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 39
ISSN: ISSN-1055-8896
Educational Uses of Transmedia Storytelling: "The Ancestral Letter"
Rodriguez-Illera, Jose Luis; Castells, Nuria Molas
Journal of Educational Multimedia and Hypermedia, v23 n4 p335-357 Oct 2014
The idea that different media can work in conjunction to transmit a story, understood as a distributed narrative, is a new one and has partly been developed as a result of the technological evolution of media. On a basic level, it has been applied in education in a similar way for a long time. However, transmedia storytelling based on digital media is a very new concept for education, particularly for formal education. An "ad hoc" educational application entitled "The Ancestral Letter" was designed and subsequently tested in a secondary school to verify the interest of this concept. The results, which must be qualified by the specific circumstances of a single experience, show significant improvements in core aspects such as motivation, engagement and the improvement of some competencies.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Secondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Spain