The Story

I’ve been writing the last few days around the Levels of Narrative: how we can use personal, co-created and organisational narratives in learning design, leadership and organisational change. Today, i heard about a great project using aspects of this in education: a media literacy project in the Netherlands that uses cross media elements, a unifying narrative, multiple dialogue feeds and community contribution to create a week long story where students learn about media.

Elements of a story

The core story is communicated in video, but key characters have Twitter feeds (monitored, with a set script, but able to interact), and are supplemented by other media (a newspaper, website etc). There’s also a game where you can ‘solve’ parts of the story and answer questions. The narrative is linear, but gives the appearance that your interaction is contributing to the direction.

I love the experimental nature of it, the way it crosses live and recorded action with the co-created narrative from the community. In terms of a Learning Methodology, it’s about space for exploration, and space for reflection. In terms of storytelling, it’s a formal story with co-created elements.

Bold and creative: a lot of organisations could usefully prototype this approach.

About julianstodd

Author and Founder of Sea Salt Learning. My work explores the Social Age. I’ve written ten books, and over 2,000 articles, and still learning...
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