Applying Movement Oriented Design to Create Educational Stories

By Nalin Sharda.

Published by The Learner Collection

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Teaching through story telling has been recognized as a pedagogical paradigm that enhances learning outcomes at many levels. Understanding life, science and even technological concepts becomes easier if the educational content is presented as a well-linked narrative. Movement Oriented Design (MOD) is a paradigm that views any presentation as a story telling artifact. From Aristotle’s time we have known that an engaging story must have a good beginning, middle and end. The core component of any MOD-based presentation is a Movement, which is a micro story with its own Begin, Middle and End components. Technology enhanced teaching and learning systems are now widely used; our aim is to enhance the learning outcomes that can be obtained from such systems. This paper proposes that the Movement Oriented Design paradigm can be used to enhance the pedagogy of e-Learning, for it uses story telling at its core.

Keywords: Educational Stories, Movement Oriented Design, Learning Outcomes

The International Journal of Learning, Volume 13, Issue 12, pp.177-184. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 962.533KB).

Prof Nalin Sharda

Associate Professor, School of Computer Science and Mathematics, Victoria University, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Dr. Nalin Sharda gained B.Tech. (1974) and PhD (1984) from IIT Delhi. He teaches and leads research in Multimedia and Internet Communications at Victoria University, Australia. His publications include Multimedia Information Networking textbook, and over 100 handbook chapters and papers. His research interests include the application of the Internet and multimedia systems to enhance communications, and the development of tourism ICT systems. He is developing Movement Oriented Design for authoring and analysing multimedia and e-Learning content.

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