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Using Narrative Strategies to Enhance Interactivity Online
Research on Enhancing the Interactivity of Online Learning (2006)
  • Linda Lohr, University of Northern Colorado
  • Kathy Miller, North Carolina State University
  • Donald Winiecki, Boise State University
This chapter explores the use of narrative as an instructional strategy for enhancing interactivity in distance learning environments. The chapter describes research of three narrative strategies used during a completely distance course. Overall, students demonstrated the ability to write effective instructional narratives for all three assignments. While usability measures indicated that students found the strategies worthwhile and satisfactory, room for improvement in the design of these strategies was noted. As could be expected, interactivity increased with the complexity of the assignment and the requirement to work in groups. Suggestions for improving the design of narrative strategies from usability and interactivity perspectives conclude the study.
Publication Date
January 1, 2006
Vivian H. Wright, Cynthia Szymanski Sunal, and Elizabeth K. Wilson
Information Age Pub.
Citation Information
Linda Lohr, Kathy Miller and Donald Winiecki. "Using Narrative Strategies to Enhance Interactivity Online" Greenwich, Conn.Research on Enhancing the Interactivity of Online Learning (2006)
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