Narrative in Interactive Learning Environments 2008
5-8 August 2008, Edinburgh
Call for Papers
In the last ten years there has been a noticeable increase in the application of narrative and drama to a variety of contexts broadly in the area of education. These applications have drawn on theories that are both relevant to the design and generation of learning environments and to the ways in which learners construct their own understanding of their experience. The NILE 2008 conference will further develop this emerging field.
NILE 2008 welcomes academic paper submissions of the following types:
- Theoretical contributions including: design principles for effective narrative learning environments, interactive narrative, developing learner autonomy and supporting the relationship between teachers and learners.
- Results of empirical studies and case studies of educational narrative technology.
- Design and evaluation of innovative narrative interactive learning environments: web application, software, games, interactive television.
- Methodology papers considering design approaches or examining evaluation methods for narrative learning environments.
Papers should be no more than 8 pages long and should be emailed to the Conference Chair (Judy.Robertson@hw.ac.uk) by Monday 3rd March 2008.
We welcome a variety of contributions including artistic narrative performances, training workshops, demos and other hands-on activities. Please contact the Conference Chair to discuss your ideas: Judy.Robertson@hw.ac.uk.
All submissions will be peer reviewed. Accepted contributions will be presented at the conference. A special journal issue is planned; details will be announced at the conference.