The Sharing Learning Stories discussion group began in May of 2009 and, and is now on a temporary hiatus.   Check back, we hope to begin again in the Fall of 2013.

We have enjoyed sharing topics and discussions, and invite you to explore this web resource where you will find archives from our talks over the years.

It has been a great pleasure to be part of this community.   

Questions?   Please contact: Catherine StephensJohn Martin, Cheryl Diermyer


Sharing Learning Stories was a discussion group from UW-Madison and the Madison community that gathered to discuss aspects of storytelling and narrative as it related to teaching, learning, and research. Discussion topics included:

  • Story and cognition
  • Narrative and games
  • Narrative design
  • Interactive narratives
  • Place-based learning
  • Story structure and culture
  • Case studies
  • Civic engagement and story
  • Group work with story
  • Story as a communication strategy
  • Assessing learning through stories
  • Creating story learning environments

Discussions were sponsored by MERIT in the School of Education and Academic Technology within the Division of Information Technology (DoIT).

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