Game-based Strategy for Enhancing Storytelling Skills in Collaborative Mobile Learning Environment
Abstract: Creativity cultivation has been emphasized as an important issue for higher education recently in Taiwan. Storytelling requires ample creativities and considers to be an effective method in motivate learner’s creativity. This study constructed a game-based strategy that takes the advantages of mobile technology and employs game factors such as competition and uncertainty, to assist learner in improving their storytelling skills. A mobile game-based collaborative storytelling App was created and given to the experimental group in examining the effects of game-based strategy, while control group was provided with traditional storytelling structure as instruction. Better storytelling skills are expected after game-based strategy. A preliminary study was done. The results indicated that students received game-based collaborative storytelling instruction had significantly better performances on storytelling skills than those received traditional lecture on principles of story composition. Moreover, the discrepancies between low and high prior ability groups were no more significant after game-based treatment. Further studies that involve more variety of subjects and more in-depth explorations on leaner’s cognitive aspects are suggested.