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Baldwin, Sally; Ching, Yu-Hui – TechTrends: Linking Research and Practice to Improve Learning, 2017
Compelling interactive stories can be used to get and keep learners' interest in online courses. Interactive storytelling presents information in a manner that involves learners by allowing them to connect with the content. Incorporating interactive storytelling into online education offers the potential to increase student interest and knowledge…
Descriptors: Story Telling, Interaction, Instructional Design, Online Courses
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Baim, Susan A – Journal of Effective Teaching, 2015
As the percentage of university-level courses delivered online continues to increase, instructors who rely on storytelling approaches to convey key concepts in lecture-based coursework will likely face the need to translate their oral storytelling modules into one or more formats that are suitable for use in an online learning environment. While…
Descriptors: Story Telling, Teaching Methods, Lecture Method, Online Courses
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Prosser, Andrew – Research-publishing.net, 2014
Digital storytelling is already used extensively in language education. Web documentaries, particularly in terms of design and narrative structure, provide an extension of the digital storytelling concept, specifically in terms of increased interactivity. Using a model of interactive, non-linear storytelling, originally derived from computer game…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Story Telling, Documentaries
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Obari, Hiroyuki; Lambacher, Stephen – Research-publishing.net, 2012
This paper reports on the use of digital storytelling and blog activities to make CALL classes more dynamic and personalized for both instructors and learners alike. An empirical research study was carried out to determine if a blended-learning environment incorporating m-learning could help improve the English listening, presentation, and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Undergraduate Students, Private Colleges, Second Language Learning
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Bontrager, Sharon – Learning Languages, 2010
Teaching Spanish at the K-5 level is a passion of mine, and the author would like to share some of the practical applications that she finds most rewarding and effective. She has found enthusiastic response to the creation of detailed language learning kits that are rooted in storytelling, but expanded to include home-made board games,…
Descriptors: Spanish, Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning, Story Telling
Gallagher, Geraldine – ProQuest LLC, 2014
Modest inquiry exists to elucidate why donors make large contributions to community colleges. Of every charitable dollar donated to education, two-year colleges receive 2 to 4 cents. This grounded theory study included 30 major donors to 23 colleges in 18 states. The questions were comprehensive: why donors and how donors make major gifts;…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Educational Finance, Donors, Grounded Theory
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Lin, Chi-Syan; Ma, Jung-Tsan – Journal on School Educational Technology, 2011
In order to characterize the trend and exploit the opportunity provided by Information and Communication Technologies (ICT), the paper argues that a new schooling approach that would not only incorporate learner-centric st learning curricula and personalized learning service, but also meet the need of nurturing the 21st century skills is…
Descriptors: Virtual Classrooms, Information Technology, Active Learning, Student Projects
Nunes, Miguel Baptista, Ed.; McPherson, Maggie, Ed. – International Association for Development of the Information Society, 2013
These proceedings contain the papers of the International Conference e-Learning 2013, which was organised by the International Association for Development of the Information Society and is part of the Multi Conference on Computer Science and Information Systems (Prague, Czech Republic, July 23-26, 2013). The e-Learning 2013 conference aims to…
Descriptors: Conference Papers, Educational Technology, Electronic Learning, Technology Uses in Education
Bearman, David, Ed.; Trant, Jennifer, Ed. – 2002
This proceedings contains the following selected papers from the Museums and the Web 2002 international conference: "The Electronic Guidebook: Using Portable Devices and a Wireless Web-Based Network To Extend the Museum Experience" (Robert Semper, Mirjana Spasojevic); "Eavesdropping on Electronic Guidebooks: Observing Learning…
Descriptors: Information Technology, Multimedia Materials, Museums, Technology Uses in Education