Cognitive Processing within Narrative-Centered Learning Environments
Robert Wright, Debbie Blackwell, University of North Texas, United States
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in Charleston, SC, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-67-9 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC USA
This paper examines how narrative-centered learning environments are establishing themselves as affordable and effective alternatives to traditional text-based delivery models, static computer-based tutoring systems, and immersive, role-playing computer game-based resources. Drawing upon long-standing cultural traditions while embodying constructivist principles and relying on cognitive theories that detail the processing of word-driven information, narrative-centered learning environments are quietly, and quite naturally, winning over the minds of educators and students alike.
Wright, R. & Blackwell, D. (2009). Cognitive Processing within Narrative-Centered Learning Environments. In I. Gibson, R. Weber, K. McFerrin, R. Carlsen & D. Willis (Eds.), Proceedings of SITE 2009--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 1598-1602). Charleston, SC, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).