NARRATIVE FORMATS

NARRATIVE FORMATS
A glass of culture

Secondary school, s.y. 2013/2014 – Italy

An interactive multimedia narrative is a story composed by different fragments of content, among which the user can navigate freely. Each fragment is multimedia, meaning that it combines images, audio and text concerning a topic. Interactivity means that end users may choose their own navigation path.

Using the tool 1001stories, created by HOC-LAB, schools can easily create interactive multimedia narratives that are multichannel, i.e. they are accessible through a variety of devices (web, tablet, smart-phone, interactive boards, CD-Rom…).

A variety of options are available in terms of narrative format, to meet the needs of all the participants:

  • SHORT STORIES (from 2 to 4 weeks of work at school): each story is a linear playlist of fragments lasting maximum 5 minutes (5 fragments maximum).
  • COMPACT STORIES (from 6 to 8 weeks of work at school): each story is a linear playlist of fragments lasting 10-15 minutes approximately (6 to 10 fragments suggested).
  • FULL STORIES (from 10 to 12 weeks of work at school): a more complex storyline (with a hierarchical structure) about 15-25 minutes long (10 to 20 fragments suggested)

Every story will be accompanied by a “trailer”, between 30 and 60 seconds long, serving as an appetizer for the whole work, just like a movie trailer does.

The teacher is completely free to select the preferred style of the narrative (fiction, documentary, scientific essay, tour guide, reportage, and so on).