TITLE

Designing video narratives to contextualize content for ESL learners: a design process case study

AUTHOR(S)
South, JosephB.; Gabbitas, Bruce; Merrill, PaulF.
PUB. DATE
December 2008
SOURCE
Interactive Learning Environments;Dec2008, Vol. 16 Issue 3, p231
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
In this paper we discuss how the Brigham Young University Technology Assisted Language Learning Group (BYU TALL Group) develops video-based dramatic narratives to increase the amount of context we provide to English as a second language (ESL) learners. First, we discuss the problem of decontextualization in education, the contextualism alternative, and how narrative can provide crucial context. Next, using ESL instruction as a case study, we compare non-narrative video-based language models with narrative models and discuss some of the potential benefits of narrative models. We then discuss issues to consider when using narrative models, and outline a narrative-focused design and development process with particular attention to those aspects critical to creating narratives that are simultaneously pedagogically sound, aesthetically credible, and engaging for learners to watch.
ACCESSION #
35523383

 

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