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Multimedia Technologies and Familiar Spaces: 21st Century Teaching for 21st Century Learners Article

, University of Toledo, United States ; , Keene State College, United States

CITE Journal Volume 8, Number 3, ISSN 1528-5804 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC USA


This article explores 21st century skills, nonlinear thinking skills, and the need for student reflection-which, taken together, serve as an essential foundation for digital-age teaching of today's hypertext learners. The authors discuss why preservice teachers need to use multimedia technologies within the context of students' familiar, technology-rich living spaces to develop their own teaching skills and the technology skills of their students. Exemplary multimedia samples are offered as demonstrations of ways to develop essential technology-related skills in the next generation of teachers.


Lambert, J. & Cuper, P. (2008). Multimedia Technologies and Familiar Spaces: 21st Century Teaching for 21st Century Learners. Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education, 8(3), 264-276. Waynesville, NC USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved September 18, 2017 from .



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