It Is a Two-Way Street: Using Storytelling and Narration as a Formalized Method to Promote Partnership Between the Instructors and ID Team in Higher Education Context

  • Yi Jin
  • Nadia Jaramillo Cherrez
  • Autumn N. Cartagena
  • Wei Wang


The purpose of this chapter is to discuss the implementation of storytelling and narration as a formalized method to promote partnership between the instructors and instructional design (ID) teams in a higher education context. The authors utilized a single case study method to investigate the process, outcomes, and challenges of this approach at a large midwestern land-grant university. From the instructor’s and ID team’s perspectives, storytelling and narration were effective strategies throughout the ID process and facilitated the establishment of a partnership. The authors aspire to call for a shift in the mindset from the technocentric point of view of ID to a partnership perspective with emphasis on trust, collaboration, mutual understanding, openness, and empathy.


Storytelling and narration Instructional design and development Professional development Online and blended learning Higher education 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Yi Jin
    • 1
  • Nadia Jaramillo Cherrez
    • 2
  • Autumn N. Cartagena
    • 3
  • Wei Wang
    • 2
  1. 1.School of EducationSonoma State UniversityRohnert ParkUSA
  2. 2.School of EducationIowa State UniversityAmesUSA
  3. 3.College of Liberal Arts and SciencesIowa State UniversityAmesUSA

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