Inside a digital society, indigenous games are highly regarded as foundational, yet also considered to be an obsolete element of human culture in juxtaposition to electronic games, which are deliberated as cultural and media vanguards in today’s fast-paced world. Perhaps, these primordial human urges are the reason why educational games are still deeply entrenched in the digital culture. In today’s digital environment, educational institutions must comprehend the complexities of incorporating digital games in education in order to survive and cope up in a technologically-biased pedagogical landscape. Our Educational Visual Novel course is a comprehensive course that takes you through all of the stages of graphic novel development, from concept to completion. This graphic educational novel course brings a strong written component together with implementation in digital tools such as Ren'Py. The aim of this course is to teach digital story and game development stages and tools. To date, storytelling has remained an educational tool. Storytelling is a powerful pedagogical approach to disseminating learning outcomes in general, scientific, and technological education. Today, individuals continue to tell the story by using new digital media tools. The digital story is seen as a combination of traditional storytelling and multimedia technologies. Today, many communication technologies and multimedia tools are used. Using these technologies and tools, storytelling has changed and transformed into digital storytelling. With this course, it is aimed to give information to the teachers about the adaptation of the digital games, which are widely used today, to the lessons with their effective and motivating aspects.
This course will be focusing on practical and skills-based interactive learning. Digital storytelling storyline structures provide the frames for the teachers and their students to externalize and communicate their thoughts, feelings, and experiences in a coherent and appealing manner. By the end of the course, participants will have acquired a greater knowledge about creative storytelling storylines and increase their 4Cs (creativity, communication, collaboration, critical thinking) and PERMA skills building life, soft and life-long learning skills and abilities. They will also shed light into the technical aspect of digital storytelling with interactive tools in order to create their own educational visual novels. Brainstorming and cooperative working will be main aspects of the course.
By the end of the course all participants will be able to identify components of digital games and storytelling practices. Getting familiar with the key issues and concerns about blending story and and digital games will also be one the main goals of the course. Among other objectives of the course, the participants will learn effective teaching strategies and how to implement them using multimedia digital tools with minimal coding experience required.
Ice-breaking activities and introduction of the course program.
Getting to know each other.
Components of digital narrative games.
A General look to digital storytelling process.
Stages of story development.
Strategies to improve the educational quality of story.
Tips for developing a curriculum on digital storytelling development.
Story Development Workshop 1:
Implement basic stages of story development.
Creating the digital story.
Presentation of modern narrative game engines.
Use of multimedia tools/software for digital storytelling.
Digital Tool Workshop 1:
RenPy basics Presentation.
Giving time to the participants to plan their own activities depending on the subjects they are teaching.
Performing the activities developed by the participants.
Summarize the key points of the first week of the course.
Guided tour in Naupaktos / Aigion city, surrounding villages, rural areas and natural sites.
Free Day (departure of participants attending the basic course).
Adjustment of storytelling development process for specialized occasions.
Story Development Workshop 2:
Story writing for specific individual occasions with examples.
In depth presentation of User Interface components and code management tools.
Digital Tool Workshop 1:
Complete narrative game development experience
Overview and Evaluation of the course program.
Presentation of Trainees' Events
Departure of participants.
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If you are interested in submitting any kind Erasmus+ KA1 project proposal, we support you in preparing and submitting the application to your National Agency. We have developed a set of guidelines for the preparation of the KA1 e-form, which we provide with no additional fee. All the activities andservices are fully covered by the grant received by Erasmus+ if the project is approved.
We act as receiving organization and accept students, teachers and staff any time of the year. Courses are offered in corresponding target group format. Each course is structured so that it ispossible to attend the basic level (20 hours in 6 days) or the advanced level(40 hours in 12 days). Courses are offered starting from March to November.
Innotomia is an expert and skillful training organization, using educators with vast exercisein the field of initial, continuous and permanent Vocational Training. We certify every mobility experience with the issueof Europass Mobility certification and a certificate of attendance.
10-14 April 2023
24-28 April 2023
15-19 May 2023
22-27 May 2023
12-16 June 2023
26-30 June 2023
10-14 July 2023
24-28 July 2023
HB SR: € 85,00/day
HB DR: € 60,00/day/part
FB SR: € 95,00/day
FB DR: € 80,00/day/part