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Using creative multimedia in teaching and learning ICTs: a case study

Kouadri Mostéfaoui, Soraya; Ferreira, Giselle; Williams, Judith and Herman, Clem (2012). Using creative multimedia in teaching and learning ICTs: a case study. European Journal of Open, Distance and e-Learning pp. 1–11.

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This paper presents a case study based on the experiences surrounding a distance-learning module in the area of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) that includes a creative multimedia component as an integral part of its teaching and assessment. The module requires that students engage in multimedia production to articulate their ideas and understanding of technology-related concepts, in contrast with the text-based assessment practices that are more commonplace in technological subjects. Open Educational Resources form an integral part of the module both in its delivery and assessment: whilst open-source software and media are used within the teaching materials, students’ multimedia work submitted for assessment has the potential to become resources for their peers. The paper examines the challenges encountered in developing the module and provides a preliminary discussion of views, concerns and potential issues faced by students, drawing upon the experiences of the module development team and the first cohort of students enrolled in the module. Whilst providing an overview of these experiences, the text explores issues pertaining to the integration of creative work into a domain where creativity has not been traditionally seen to play an explicit role. The module sits within an undergraduate ICT degree offered by the UK Open University (UKOU).

Item Type: Journal Item
Copyright Holders: 2012 The authors and EURODL
ISSN: 1027-5207
Keywords: creative multimedia; open educational resources; distance learning; assessment; creativity
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) > Computing and Communications
Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)
Item ID: 31600
Depositing User: Clem Herman
Date Deposited: 23 Jan 2012 10:31
Last Modified: 07 Dec 2018 10:00
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