Resources

Continuing Your Journey

We face the challenge of wanting to build an online learning environment that inspires students, gives them a sense of agency over their learning and allows them to create knowledge. Due to time, space and access issues, this can be difficult to plan, implement and align to learning outcomes. In addition to the detailed planning process for mapping the course content to a narrative structure, there are specific tools that can help to support the hero’s journey in your online course. The presentations and resources below highlight some of these tools.

Worksheets

Presentations

Leveraging Narrative In Online Course Design: Storytelling, Ethnography, and the Hero's Journey

Cathy Russell (University of Arizona & Lone Star College), Angela Gunder (University of Arizona) and Jessica L. Knott (Michigan State University) at OLC Innovate 2017 in New Orleans, LA

Situating online course design within a narrative framework serves as a powerful tool for creating an environment that supports experiential, student-centered learning. This presentation highlights how a structure that establishes a course as a “hero’s journey” can be leveraged to build an engaging, constructivist online learning environment.

Leveraging Narrative In Online Course Design: Storytelling, Ethnography, and The Hero's Journey

The Hero's Journey: Leveraging Narrative In Online Course Design

Cathy Russell (University of Arizona & Lone Star College) and Angela Gunder (University of Arizona) at OLC Innovate 2016 in New Orleans, LA

Situating online course design within a narrative framework serves as a powerful tool for creating an environment that supports experiential, student-centered learning. This presentation highlights how a structure that establishes a course as a “hero’s journey” can be leveraged to build an engaging, constructivist online learning environment.

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