Designing Interactive Multimedia to Promote Cultural Awareness Among Middle School Social Studies Students
Lucas Horton, Min Liu, Damien Brockmann, Hyeseung Chang, Ivonne Gibbs, Shih-Ting Lee, Tomoko Traphagan, The University of Texas at Austin, United States
EdMedia + Innovate Learning, in Orlando, FL USA ISBN 978-1-880094-60-0 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC
This presentation describes the development of an interactive multimedia learning environment called Not Just Sushi to support inquiry-based learning in sixth grade Social Studies classrooms. The goals of the project are to enhance appreciation and understanding of Japanese culture through an exploration of Japanese food. The project was developed by a team of six graduate Instructional Technology students at The University of Texas at Austin who were engaged in a course that situates learning amid real-world design projects. The project team was responsible for each phase of the development cycle, including planning and instructional design, design and development, user testing, and implementation. The development process exposed the project team to the challenges of designing interactive multimedia for instructional purposes, and specifically to the idiosyncrasies of designing Social Studies instruction. Having completed the project and field testing, the project team has identified opportunities to further extend and enhance the project in subsequent iterations.
Horton, L., Liu, M., Brockmann, D., Chang, H., Gibbs, I., Lee, S.T. & Traphagan, T. (2006). Designing Interactive Multimedia to Promote Cultural Awareness Among Middle School Social Studies Students. In E. Pearson & P. Bohman (Eds.), Proceedings of ED-MEDIA 2006--World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia & Telecommunications (pp. 2829-2834). Orlando, FL USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).
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