Non-linear narrative in and with digital media: Empirical reception study and development of a didactic storytelling concept for elementary school

The research collaboration is based on the question of the extent to which the multimodal transformation of the literary landscape has changed the requirements for reception and production competence in relation to narrative “texts”. The project consists firstly of a quantitative reception study on the challenges of non-linear narrative structures, based secondly on which a digital storytelling game will be designed. We want to create a prototype that will enable elementary school students to experiment with the chronology and perspectivity of storytelling.

The Rhein Energie Stiftung is funding the research cooperation between the University of Cologne and the Cologne University of Applied Sciences as part of the “Society and Digital Transformation 2020” program.