Leslie Haas, Associate Professor, Xavier University of Louisiana; Jill Tussey, Assistant Professor of Literacy Education; Buena Vista UniversityGAMES IN K-6, 7-12
Who doesn’t love a good story or an adventurous quest? The purpose of this session is to offer participants the opportunity to learn, discuss, and apply narrative roadmap development for quest-based learning. Quest paths support learning objectives through player engagement with activities and tasks, along with opportunities for continuous skill development. Multimodal resources will be discussed as support for learning objectives, player engagement, and content exposure. This presentation will attempt to take participants through the process of narrative development, as a roadmap toward and through targeted learning objectives. Mini-quests for non-digital games will be provided and participants will have the opportunity to brainstorm and discuss future quest-based learning projects.
Presentation participants will learn about the process of narrative development for quest-based learning. They will also learn how to tie objectives and corresponding activities and tasks to the narrative. Attendees will be provided with mini-quests as an example for their narrative development. These will be offered in a digital format. Participants will also have the opportunity to brainstorm and begin creating a narrative for future quest-based learning development.