Learning Informally with Digital Media: The Fifth Dimension

Nykvist, Shaun S. & Masters, Jennifer E. (2006) Learning Informally with Digital Media: The Fifth Dimension. In Australian Computers in Education Conference, 2nd-4th October, 2006, Cairns.


This paper describe and iteration of the Fifth Dimension, a project established as an after-school environment in order to study children using computers and related equipment in an informal context. In this setting the students are supported to create their own digital media resources such as movies, interactive web pages and animations. The project also involves pre-service teachers who participate in the project and complete an alternative assessment task for an ICT curriculum unit. It is anticipated that this project will provide informative data on the importance of informal learning and how it complements the more formal curriculum for both children and pre-service teachers.

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ID Code: 5320
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: Fifth Dimension, digital media, education, multimedia, animation
ISBN: 0977564207
Subjects: 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 > INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES (080000) > OTHER INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES (089900) > Information and Computing Sciences not elsewhere classified (089999)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2006 (please consult author)
Deposited On: 24 Oct 2006 00:00
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2012 13:30

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