Narrative is commonly used in the development of learning resources and learning activities. As computers and the Internet are becoming more available and pervasive, new ways of thinking and new ways of storytelling are evolving. Non-linearity and interactivity are two new shifts that are closely related with the evolution and availability of digital technology. These two new features of digital media are already used in education, but as new practices evolve in education new ways of building meaning should also be available. This work will review key theories and conceptual changes related to the use of computers as learning tools. It will also focus on the evolution of new forms of narrative and their possible benefits for pedagogical purpose.
Paper developed for a Media Technology Seminar
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