Educational Technology and Narrative

Story and Instructional Design

  • Brad Hokanson
  • Gregory Clinton
  • Karen Kaminski

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Stephen Peters
    Pages 1-4
  3. Glenda A. Gunter, Robert F. Kenny, Samantha Junkin
    Pages 5-19
  4. Karen Kaminski, Paula Johnson, Shelly Otis, Dwayne Perry, Tracy Schmidt, Mindy Whetsel et al.
    Pages 87-101
  5. Marisa Exter, Ali Alshammari, Todd Fernandez, Anthony Randolph, Katherine Chartier, Yu-Tung Kuo et al.
    Pages 165-175
  6. Theodore Frick, Cesur Dagli, Kyungbin Kwon, Kei Tomita
    Pages 191-205
  7. Yiping Lou, Lucille Moon-Michel
    Pages 207-218
  8. Michael T. Matthews
    Pages 249-258
  9. Elizabeth Boling, Colin M. Gray
    Pages 259-270
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 295-302

About this book


This volume is the result of a 2016 research symposium sponsored by the Association for Educational Communications and Technology (AECT) focused on the growing theoretical areas of integrating story and narrative into educational design. Narrative, or storytelling, is often used as a means for understanding, conveying, and remembering the events of our lives. Our lives become a series of stories as we use narrative to structure our thinking; stories that teach, train, socialize, and create value. The contributions in this volume examine stories and narrative in instructional design and offer a diverse exploration of instructional design and learning environments.

Among the topics discussed:

  • The narrative imperative: creating a story telling culture in the classroom.
  • Narrative qualities of design argumentation.
  • Scenario-based workplace training as storytelling.
  • Designing for adult learners' metacognitive development & narrative identity.
  • Using activity theory in designing science inquiry games .
  • Changing the narrative of school: toward a neurocognitive redefinition of learning.

Educational Technology and Narrative is an invaluable resource offering application-ready ideas to students of instructional design, instructional design practitioners, and teachers seeking to utilize theories of story and narrative to the ways that they convey and express ideas of instructional design and educational technology.


story and instructional design instructional design educational technology epistemology narrative and instructional design

Editors and affiliations

  • Brad Hokanson
    • 1
  • Gregory Clinton
    • 2
  • Karen Kaminski
    • 3
  1. 1.College of DesignUniversity of MinnesotaSt. PaulUSA
  2. 2.Learning, Design, and TechnologyUniversity of GeorgiaAthensUSA
  3. 3.School of EducationColorado State UniversityFort CollinsUSA

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