Technology and teaching: A case study of software-enhanced enquiry-based learning across academic pathways

Gaddum, Georgie and Riddle, Charles (2012) Technology and teaching: A case study of software-enhanced enquiry-based learning across academic pathways. In: 24th Annual NZCA (New Zealand Communication Association) Conference: Divergence, 26-27 November, 2012, Hamilton, New Zealand. (Submitted)

PDF (Fieldays Exhibitor Presentation at NZCA Conference) - Submitted Version

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The Fieldays Exhibitor is a daily newspaper and online news site produced by Media Arts students for the National Fieldays in Hamilton. The newspaper/site reflects most of the changes in technology now used to drive mass media and uses the skills taught to a range of students across different specialisations: journalists, photographers, graphic designers, web designers. In the enquiry-based learning model, the project allows students to apply skills learnt in the classroom to a real-time scenario: they are expected to produce the paper and online site to strict deadlines in a professional manner. The project challenges specialist tutors who find the rapid development of software is enabling students to work across a divergence of media platforms using a range of skills not all taught in any one specialisation. This divergence is forcing hitherto specific academic pathways to talk to one another and adopt a team approach to achieve a joint outcome. In the School of Media Arts this is referred to as an intermedia approach – an approach which has been discussed in theory by tutors for some years, but is now a reality that is impacting on daily teaching and learning practice in the School. The paper and online site can be seen here: and

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Speech)
Keywords that describe the item:Fieldays Exhibitor, Agriculture, Mystery Creek, Newspaper, Farming
Subjects:L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2300 Higher Education
S Agriculture > S Agriculture (General)
Divisions:Schools > School of Media Arts
ID Code:2289
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Deposited On:24 Jan 2013 22:43
Last Modified:24 Jan 2013 22:43

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