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Student Engagement with the Authoring of Digital Media in Sixth Grade History
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, University of Illinois at Springfield, United States

Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in San Diego, CA, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-78-5 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA

Abstract

In this study, student engagement was studied in the context of authoring digital media that incorporates the use of historical images. The study employed a qualitative and quantitative design involving observations, the collection of student artifacts and interviews. The findings demonstrated that the manner in which engagement was manifested by the students varied based on the type of task they performed (storyboarding versus essay writing), as well as by their interest in the historical content. Engagement with the digital media task was manifested through more time on task, the amount of detail put into the artifact, the presence of a theme and a willingness to go beyond the basic guidelines of the assignment. Applications of these findings and directions for future studies are discussed.

Citation

Alexander, C. (2010). Student Engagement with the Authoring of Digital Media in Sixth Grade History. In D. Gibson & B. Dodge (Eds.), Proceedings of SITE 2010--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 3780-3786). San Diego, CA, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved May 23, 2019 from .

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