Creating Multimedia Teaching Materials For An Entire Subject Discipline
Derek Stephens, Department of Information Science, Loughborough University, United Kingdom
EdMedia + Innovate Learning, in Vancouver, Canada ISBN 978-1-880094-62-4 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC
This paper outlines how, and why, to enhance 'traditional' lectures with multimedia, provides an individually produced example using de-constructed CAL multimedia materials and describes a United Kingdom government funded initiative supporting (with $300,000 funding) the creation of such multimedia teaching materials across an entire subject discipline (Library and Information Science). This unique approach involved key universities forming a partnership to research the gaps in teaching provision as perceived by employers and commissioning academic staff with national profiles in key topic areas to generate teaching materials to be made available free to all academics. To address future sustainability the materials are supported by the concept of new Communities of Practice consisting of academics and practitioners who will keep the materials current and work with the UK's Higher Education Academy subject centre for Information and Computer Sciences to develop more materials and foster the spirit of co-operation engendered by the partnership.
Stephens, D. (2007). Creating Multimedia Teaching Materials For An Entire Subject Discipline. In C. Montgomerie & J. Seale (Eds.), Proceedings of ED-MEDIA 2007--World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia & Telecommunications (pp. 171-178). Vancouver, Canada: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).
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