Journal of Computers in Education

, Volume 6, Issue 1, pp 143–166 | Cite as

Interactive digital storytelling: bringing cultural heritage in a classroom

  • Selma Rizvic
  • Dusanka BoskovicEmail author
  • Vensada Okanovic
  • Sanda Sljivo
  • Merima Zukic


Interactive digital storytelling is becoming a popular choice for information presentation in many fields. Its application spans from the media industry and business information visualization, through digital cultural heritage, serious games, education, to contemporary theater and visual arts. The benefits of this form of multimedia presentation in education are generally recognized, and several studies which explore and support the opinion have been conducted. In addition to discussing the benefits, we wanted to address the challenges of introducing interactive digital storytelling and serious games in the classroom. The challenge of the inherent ambiguity of edutainment, due to opposing features of education and entertainment, is augmented with different viewpoints of multidisciplinary team members. We specifically address the opposing views on artistic liberty, at one side, and technical constraints and historical facts, on the other. In this paper, we present the first findings related to these questions and hope to initiate further discussions in this area.


Interactive digital storytelling Edutainment Cultural heritage 



Funding was provided by Horizon 2020 (Grant No. 727153).


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Faculty of Electrical EngineeringUniversity of SarajevoSarajevoBosnia and Herzegovina
  2. 2.Faculty of PhilosophyUniversity of SarajevoSarajevoBosnia and Herzegovina

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