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A new educational technology for media and communication studies : mapping media in Australia and Sweden

Spurgeon, Christina L., Collis, Christy, Foth, Marcus, & Severson, Pernilla (2010) A new educational technology for media and communication studies : mapping media in Australia and Sweden. In Stewart, Concetta M., Schifter, Catherine C., & Selverian, Melissa E. Markaridian (Eds.) Teaching and Learning with Technology : Beyond Constructivism. Routledge (Taylor & Francis Group), London, pp. 113-130.

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Abstract

This chapter reports on Australian and Swedish experiences in the iterative design, development, and ongoing use of interactive educational systems we call ‘Media Maps.’ Like maps in general, Media Maps are usefully understood as complex cultural technologies; that is, they are not only physical objects, tools and artefacts, but also information creation and distribution technologies, the use and development of which are embedded in systems of knowledge and social meaning. Drawing upon Australian and Swedish experiences with one Media Map technology, this paper illustrates this three-layered approach to the development of media mapping. It shows how media mapping is being used to create authentic learning experiences for students preparing for work in the rapidly evolving media and communication industries. We also contextualise media mapping as a response to various challenges for curriculum and learning design in Media and Communication Studies that arise from shifts in tertiary education policy in a global knowledge economy.

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ID Code: 26671
Item Type: Book Chapter
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Keywords: media maps, media and communication studies, new media, authentic learning, creative industries, HERN
ISBN: 9780415878500
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > EDUCATION SYSTEMS (130100) > Education Systems not elsewhere classified (130199)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > LANGUAGES COMMUNICATION AND CULTURE (200000) > COMMUNICATION AND MEDIA STUDIES (200100)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY (160000) > POLICY AND ADMINISTRATION (160500) > Communications and Media Policy (160503)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > EDUCATION SYSTEMS (130100) > Higher Education (130103)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > LANGUAGES COMMUNICATION AND CULTURE (200000) > COMMUNICATION AND MEDIA STUDIES (200100) > Communication Technology and Digital Media Studies (200102)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
Past > Institutes > Institute for Creative Industries and Innovation
Current > Schools > Journalism, Media & Communication
Current > Research Centres > Smart Services CRC
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2010 Routledge (Taylor & Francis Group)
Deposited On: 06 Aug 2009 10:06
Last Modified: 01 Mar 2012 00:21

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