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Media mapping: Reflections on Australian and Swedish experiences with a new educational technology in media and communication studies

Spurgeon, Christina L., Foth, Marcus, Severson, Pernilla, & Collis, Christy (2006) Media mapping: Reflections on Australian and Swedish experiences with a new educational technology in media and communication studies. Electronic Journal of Communication, 16(1-2), pp. 1-13.

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Abstract

This paper reports on Australian and Swedish experiences in the iterative design, development, and ongoing usage of an interactive educational system 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 is embedded in systems of knowledge and social meaning. Drawing upon Australian and Swedish experiences, 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: 4346
Item Type: Journal Article
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Keywords: media maps, media and communication studies, new media, authentic learning, creative industries, HERN
ISSN: 1183-5656
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > LANGUAGES COMMUNICATION AND CULTURE (200000) > COMMUNICATION AND MEDIA STUDIES (200100) > Communication and Media Studies not elsewhere classified (200199)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > EDUCATION SYSTEMS (130100) > Higher Education (130103)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN CREATIVE ARTS AND WRITING (190000) > JOURNALISM AND PROFESSIONAL WRITING (190300) > Journalism Studies (190301)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > SPECIALIST STUDIES IN EDUCATION (130300) > Educational Technology and Computing (130306)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > CURRICULUM AND PEDAGOGY (130200) > Humanities and Social Sciences Curriculum and Pedagogy (excl. Economics Business and Management) (130205)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2006 Communication Institute for Online Scholarship
Copyright Statement: Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher.
Deposited On: 16 Feb 2007
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2012 23:26

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