This is a copy of the presentation which supported my talk at the AFMLTA National Conference Canberra 5th-8th 2013
By working together we can create language classrooms we are proud of. In selecting and developing digital resources we need to address design principles like those of Scott McCloud – focus, frame, image, word and flow. We further need to incorporate the principles of gaming designers such as Zimmerman and Salen. We are now authoring interactive stories based on sound educational theory and practice since it is no longer a plot-centric approach where the teacher is the sole scriptwriter of the classroom. We need to understand the notions of cognitive interactivity, functional interactivity and explicit interactivity to benefit from the current internet practice: content delivery, sharing and then open invitation to proffer feedback. This presentation looks at ways of exploring interactive multimedia and user interaction to create meaningful language learning activities.