Teaching and learning ICT and computing with creative ultimedia: two case studies

Kouadri Mostéfaoui, Soraya; Ferreira, Giselle and Williams, Judith (2010). Teaching and learning ICT and computing with creative ultimedia: two case studies. In: Proceedings of the SRHE Annual Research Conference 2010, 14-16 Dec 2010, Newport, Wales.

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Whilst digital technologies such as handheld devices, mobile phones and digital cameras continue to develop into more affordable, more flexible and easier-to-use tools, Internet technologies such as the Web provide the basis for creative activity and sharing that now take place on an unprecedented scale. Developments in the areas of networking and telecommunications have opened up new avenues for multimedia sharing over the Web, with an astounding amount of user-generated multimedia content being negotiated daily over a number of social networking platforms. This paper presents ongoing work that seeks to create opportunities for students in ICT and Computing to engage with multimedia in creative and pedagogically-meaningful ways.

The paper focuses on the multimedia-based work carried out in two Open University (UK OU) modules: T215 Communication and Information Technologies and TU100 My Digital Life. Both modules are compulsory components of a named degree in ICT and Computing. T215 is a 60-point level-2 module and TU100 is a 60-point introductory module that is also expected to attract students with more general interests from outside the discipline. At the time of writing T215 is reaching the final stages of its first year of presentation, whilst TU100 is being developed for launch in October 2011. In subsequent years it is expected that students will study TU100 before T215.

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