Saturday, February 05, 2005

Using Flash MX and Digital Narratives

Well, you all know I'm not a fan of buying or promoting the buying of stuff for education... but I just noticed this on the macromedia site. So if you have access to one of those book publisher promo deals (being a teacher and all) and your institution has and allows students to use Flash, then you might consider having a look at Digital Narrative Project for Macromedia Flash MX 2004

"In the Digital Narrative project, students build an online narrative presentation to demonstrate their understanding of an academic concept."

But just to even the score, you could get hold of this book, and the paper below, and use Open Office Presentation to create a pretty good digital narrative for free...

And while we're on the topic of digital narratives, a paper: Using Digital Narratives to Support the Collaborative Learning and
Exploration of Cultural Heritage

"...Recent trends, particularly in science
museums, have been toward supporting visitors to
actively learn rather than passively receive
information. Here we propose how narrative can be
used within the design of new technologies to support
lifelong learning in a cultural setting..."

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