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The Brisbane media map : participatory design and authentic learning to link students and industry

Collis, Christy, Foth, Marcus, & Schroeter, Ronald (2009) The Brisbane media map : participatory design and authentic learning to link students and industry. Learning Inquiry, 3(3), pp. 143-155.

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Abstract

The Brisbane Media Map is both an online resource and a tertiary-level authentic learning project. The Brisbane Media Map is an online database which provides a detailed overview of about 600 media industry organisations in Brisbane, Australia. In addition to providing contact details and synopses for each organisation’s profile, the Brisbane Media Map also includes supplementary information on current issues, trends, and individuals in the media and communication industry sectors. This resource is produced and updated annually by final-year undergraduate Media and Communication students. This article introduces the Brisbane Media Map, its functionality and systems design approach, as well as its alignment with key learning infrastructures. It examines authentic learning as the pedagogical framework underpinning the ongoing development work of the resource and highlights some synergies of this framework with participatory design principles. The Brisbane Media Map is a useful example of an authentic learning approach that successfully engages students of non-traditional and non-design areas of study in human-computer interaction, usability, and participatory design activities.

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ID Code: 28682
Item Type: Journal Article
Keywords: authentic learning, media and communication studies, participatory design, creative industries, industry mapping, HERN
DOI: 10.1007/s11519-009-0046-8
ISSN: 1558-2973
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > LANGUAGES COMMUNICATION AND CULTURE (200000) > COMMUNICATION AND MEDIA STUDIES (200100) > Media Studies (200104)
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
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2009 Springer Science + Business Media, LLC
Copyright Statement: The original publication is available at SpringerLink http://www.springerlink.com
Deposited On: 19 Nov 2009 10:36
Last Modified: 27 Oct 2014 14:58

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