Web-Based Learning with Non-linear Multimedia Stories

  • Marc Spaniol
  • Ralf Klamma
  • Nalin Sharda
  • Matthias Jarke
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 4181)


Stories and story-telling are a cultural achievement of significant relevance, even in modern times. Since ancient times stories have served to entertain and teach mankind to “transmit” knowledge from generation to generation. Story-telling ranges from simple aural narrations to traditional inter-generational discourse and, in modern times, workflow-oriented organizational learning. Web-based systems are by nature well-suited to support learning from digital stories in communities of practice. Despite the potential of story-telling to foster knowledge sharing in communities its full power to stimulate community-based learning processes in yet only marginally exploited. Although there are many story-telling approaches, most of them are not suitable for non-linear story creation and consumption. In addition, most of these are not based on a well defined methodology that underpins the story development process. In this paper we present the implementation of a non-linear multimedia story-telling environment based on the movement oriented design (MOD) paradigm. Finally, using a media-theoretic approach, we utilize structural aspects of story telling and identify patterns related to successful non-linear multimedia stories.


Multimedia Content Semantic Knowledge Declarative Knowledge Digital Storytelling Narration Module 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Marc Spaniol
    • 1
  • Ralf Klamma
    • 1
  • Nalin Sharda
    • 2
  • Matthias Jarke
    • 1
    • 3
  1. 1.Informatik 5RWTH Aachen UniversityAachenGermany
  2. 2.School of Computer Science and MathematicsVictoria UniversityMelbourneAustralia
  3. 3.Fraunhofer FITSankt AugustinGermany

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