Chapter 6

The Importance of Narrative/Context/Story


  • What are the elements of storytelling?
  • How can storytelling impact learning in ILE?
  • What is the best way to architect a story for learning?
  • What are the elements of storytelling?


Here’s the good news: you already know more than you think about storytelling. Every time you watch a movie or immerse yourself in a great novel, you’re observing the structure of a story well told.

Virtually all learning design has an element of storytelling to it. So, too, does virtually all gaming and simulation design. Perhaps the only difference is that in game and simulation design, storytelling is moved to the forefront. But gamification is not left out either; applying story ...

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