ERIC Number: EJ1046402
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Oct
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 39
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.
Descriptors: Story Telling, Educational Technology, Secondary Schools, Educational Media, Technology Uses in Education, Teaching Methods, Educational Games, Fiction, Case Studies, Foreign Countries, Secondary School Students, Observation, Diaries, Semi Structured Interviews, Documentation, Content Analysis, Social Networks
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Secondary Education
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Identifiers - Location: Spain