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Empowering classroom teachers to create multimedia learning objects

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Education reform in Queensland is enacted in innovative ways in teacher education programs. Key features of Central Queensland University's Bachelor of Learning Management, 'workplace readiness' and 'futures orientation'are encapsulated the area of e-Learning. Knight, Knight and Teghe (2006,p .32) suggest that for learning to be futures oriented, " ICT's are simply one of the change agents as tools for learning" rather than an isolated component of education. In the BLM course e-Learning Manager, students develop ICT skills that provide a platform for creativity, innovation and entrepreneurial activity in a 'knowledge society,'. In doing so they learn how teaching practices and learning content can be mapped into the digital environment by creating their own Learning Objects. This paper outlines how the digital environment can be used to create powerful forms of learning through creating multimedia learning objects using readily available resources within classrooms.

Funding

Category 1 - Australian Competitive Grants (this includes ARC, NHMRC)

History

Volume

13

Issue

12

Start Page

135

End Page

141

Number of Pages

7

eISSN

1447-9540

ISSN

1447-9540

Location

Melbourne, Vic

Publisher

Common Ground Research Networks

Language

en-aus

Peer Reviewed

Yes

Open Access

No

External Author Affiliations

Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Education; Intercultural Education Research Institute (IERI);

Era Eligible

Yes

Journal

The International Journal of Learning