Courses which use storytelling techniques deliver the content in a more engaging and accessible way. The stories should connect with the experiences of learners, for example by encouraging them to describe how their experience or family history fits into the narrative, or to work together in solving problems embedded in the story.
The best courses weave storytelling into the course to deliver a compelling learning journey. For example, the course may use dramatic techniques (Like cliffhangers), personal stories, fictional and real-world scenarios or even case studies. Wherever possible, the storytelling extends across steps.
Titles of activities and steps
Titles are important signposts in the story of the course. They help learners understand the shape of the narrative.
In exemplar courses, titles of activities and steps accurately reflect activity and step content. Taken together, they tell the story of the course.